Lamy Al-Star Fountain Pen - Medium Nib - Graphite Body

Lamy Al-Star Fountain Pen - Medium Nib - Graphite Body

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5.0 (2 reviews)
DescriptionSpecificationsFrequently Asked Questions (1)
Includes one blue Lamy T10 cartridge. A variety of ink refill colors and Lamy converters available separately.

Lamy is a world-famous pen company headquartered in Germany. Their Al-Star line consists of high quality pens featuring aluminum bodies, steel nibs and self-sprung metal clips.

Conveniently refillable with ink cartridges. No need to push in cartridges yourself, just insert cartridge and twist the barrel, and the pen tightens to puncture the cartridge itself. Great look, great design.

Model NumberLAMY L26M
Weight1.3 ounces
Body Color Gray
Body Material Metal (Aluminum)
Capped or Retractable Capped - Snap On
Clip Material Metal
Clippable Yes
Converter Included No
Design Style Modern
Diameter - Grip 11.2 mm
Diameter - Max 12.9 mm
Filling Mechanism Cartridge - Proprietary, Converter
Grip Color Transparent Black
Grip Material Plastic
Length - Capped 13.9 cm
Length - Posted 16.7 cm
Length - Uncapped 13.0 cm
Nib Color Silver
Nib Material Steel
Nib Size Medium
Pre-Installed Ink Color Blue
Tip Length 17.0 mm
Q: My Lamy fountain came with ink in the nib. Did I receive a used pen?
Lamy dip tests its fountain pens at the factory, and it is not uncommon for new Lamy fountain pens to have some ink residue in the nib. As with all new fountain pens, we recommend giving your new Lamy a good cleaning before you use it. For more info, read How to Clean a Fountain Pen.

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My Lamy Al-Star fountain...
August 28, 2012
My Lamy Al-Star fountain pen (medium nib) arrived the other day, and right off the bat it's performance is stellar. It comes with a Lamy ink cartridge (blue ink) that is not trouble to install. Well... for a newbie like myself, there was one little hiccup. When I installed the cartridge, I thought it was in securely - but there was no audible "pop" of the cartridge seal. I didn't want to force it in... that hasn't proven the best solution in experiences past. *ahem* Anyway, I proceeded to twist on the body of the pen back on and felt resistance as I was twisting it. I saw that the threads were not entirely hidden so I gently twisted the body and heard the "pop" of the ink's seal. The pen wrote almost instantly! No skipping, no dripping... smooth like butter (can you imagine lumpy butter?)!

As expected, the medium nib gave me the sort of ink flow that I desired. The blue ink looks great, although this is my first "blue" ink so my basis for comparison is well.... not a whole lot.

Still, the Lamy Al-Star is lightweight, reliable, and doesn't disappoint. The aluminum body is just a touch heavier than the Safari, but not so heavy that you'll experience fatigue whilst writing your autobiography. ;-) I'm still on the fence whether or not I'll get the converter - the ink cartridge seems to work fine... for now. As my ink and pen collection grow (cross your fingers), I may take advantage of the converter to keep the cost of the ink cartridges down.

This pen is a little more pricey, but still affordable. There are much MUCH more expensive ones out there, and their improved quality is marginal. In the world of economical "bang for your buck" deals, the Al-Star should be given serious consideration.
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love it, I am stuck with...
February 26, 2015
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love it, I am stuck with Lamy, Extra fine is what i reach for most of the time
Medium gets a good amount of use when I am creative