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Awesome! I have a decent...
March 18, 2011
Awesome! I have a decent amount of FPs and always seem to use Lamy Al the most. This is likely due to its consistent line in all Lamys I bought so far (F si always F, Medium is always medium etc) and is the most comfortable pen ever for holding and writing for many hours. I write and draw with Lamy Al Star the most. Have few of them with different ink colors also and often give them for presents to friends, family etc.

I would love to have the same pen in piston filled style so do not have to deal with cartriges and converters (such as famous Pelikan pens) and a twist in cap as I do not trust click caps when placing in pants or shirts (had no problems yet with leaks though).

5/5
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The fountain pen is classy...
November 25, 2009
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The fountain pen is classy and beautiful to behold. It comes with a blue ink cartridge. I inserted the cartridge and wrote. Very smooth, although occasionally scratching -- probably because of the extra fine nib. A wonderful pen for the price!
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qmechanic
The color is even more...
May 16, 2016
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The color is even more gorgeous in person. The nib is just like all the other Extra Fines I've received from Lamy, which is great. The Al-Star is definitely worth the extra money.
uniquecstar
Great color! Love the...
June 12, 2015
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Great color! Love the feel of the anodized aluminum. Always a great choice when you pick a Lamy Al-Star.
This is a smooth-writing...
September 4, 2013
This is a smooth-writing pen in a beautiful color. You do have to be careful with it not to scratch the metal (I have a little scratch in mine). It's nice to hold. The pen is a little heavy with the cap posted. I generally like to write with the cap posted, but I will sacrifice it for the comfort of this pen. My next purchase will probably be a Lamy Joy calligraphy.
rogersdenise701
I keep wanting to like...
November 26, 2011
I keep wanting to like the Lamy pens, but the way the pen is shaped is uncomfortable for me. I am left-handed, but I hold the pen the usual way, not curling my hand over. The bumps on the pen which are very comfortable when I hold the pen right-handed are awful for left-handed writing, so I end up holding the pen on the bumps, not the indentations. If I could rotate the nib a millimeter or two, I could hold the pen as designed and it would be wonderful. As it is, I continue to use the Lamy pens I have because they are a pleasure to write with.

I've found that Lamy pens have a "wet" nib with a generous ink flow. The extra-fine nib is best for me on the kinds of paper I use.
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casey4384
Not so good. I'm not...
September 27, 2010
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Not so good. I'm not happy. I have bought 3 of them and non of them satisfied me.
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