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My Lamy cp1 arrived just...
, November 8, 2012
My Lamy cp1 arrived just as pictured in the ad. I especially like the larger
Z26 converter that comes with this pen and wish that Lamy would use it
exclusively. The titanium pen itself is very sleek and contemporary looking and
if you enjoy a smaller diameter fountain pen, this is definitely the pen for
you. When it's closed, the pen is almost identical in size to the Pilot V7
rollerball pens that I use; posted it's slightly longer than the V7. The
balance is perfect - would you expect anything less from a Lamy? It lays down a
nice amount of ink and is very pleasant to use - definitely a "wet" pen. I agree
with some of the other reviews that I might be buying an EF nib in the future
but that's no problem since it's easy to trade nibs between my other Lamy pens.
Personally, I have larger size hands and find this pen takes a little getting
used to, but because the pen is so different from any others that I own, I'm
going to keep trying to get used to it.
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Regarding the Lamy CP1...
, May 13, 2013
Regarding the Lamy CP1 fountain pen (cylindrical pen one):
Excellent, classic, Bauhaus-inspired design.
Solid, slender, sturdy and well-balanced.
Nibs are easily interchangeable (they slide off & on--using double-sided
cellophane tape helps to grip the nib), just like nibs on the Safari, AL-Star,
Logo, and related designs.
All use the same, excellent, robotically produced and consistent nib shape.
Yes, the fine width nib is close to a medium, but it writes well, the feed has
excellent flow, and the fine nib is a good, general purpose width.
My pen came with a Z-26 converter which has an excellent fit to the feed nipple
and it works well.
The clip is solid stainless steel (a Lamy innovation), and it's articulated,
adjusting nicely to different pocket thickness.
The titanium, black matte CP1 is a terrific fountain pen!
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Although I've read that...
, September 18, 2011
Although I've read that this pen has too fine a nib for writing one's signature,
I found the ‘fine’ nib ultimately to be too broad, and swapped it out for an
‘extra fine’ nib. (Note that this pen takes the same nibs as the Safari,
&c.) I think that JetPens ought to offer this pen with that EF nib.
Once I'd effected the nib replacement, I had a pen with which I was and remain
quite pleased; it has become my ‘everyday’ pen, at least for the time being.
But I do sometimes find that I the flow of ink does not keep pace with my
writing; hence I am giving this pen four stars instead of five. (I have been
using Lamy ink; perhaps I shall experiment with some other brand.)
This is not a showy pen, which was part of its attraction for me. Capped, the
pen has very similar over-all dimensions to a Sanford Uniball Micro, and might
be mistaken for such. (It is, however, a heavier pen, and presumably a more
The box in which my pen came was different from that shown here. It wasn't a
worse box; possibly it is a better box; it is certainly a very nice box. But
don't have your heart set on the box shown.
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I've been using this...
, April 20, 2014
I've been using this pen for a few months now. I love the shape, the grip, the
weight, and the all black appearance. (I installed a black EF nib on it.) It's
among my favorite pens, and I use it daily. The reason for the 4 stars instead
of 5 has to do with ink flow. Every Lamy I buy feels a bit dry when I first get
it. The nib isn't scratchy, but even with the modest ink requirements of an
extra-fine nib, the feed just doesn't provide an adequate flow of ink to the
point. At this point, I routinely pull off the nib on a new pen and widen the
ink channel in the plastic feed with a very sharp knife. It's a minute
adjustment, but it makes the pen a pleasure to use. I don't know why the CP1
isn't more popular.
| I've been using this...
, May 12, 2014
I've been using this pen at work for almost a year now, and it never fails. The
weight and size are perfect for my hand and the flow of the ink is seemless. I
still cringe when anyone tries to borrow it... my precious.