*** My Fave!! ***
I was enjoying my Lamy Joy with it's 1.1 nib so much at my desk, but I wanted a
shorter body style that would be easier to carry with me. The clear Lamy Vista
is so cool looking and easier to carry, but I don't want a plain fountain pen
nib. So I bought this 1.1 nib, plus a new Vista- Viola! My perfect,
don't-go-anywhere-without-it pen! The nib that comes on your Lamy will slide off
(with some firm persuasion), and this nib will slide right up in place. I bought
a 1.9 as well, for lettering some large projects. The 1.1 makes your everyday
handwriting look so great, and you can write fast with it. My favorite ink is
Noodlers bulletproof Polar Blue. I was just at a meeting where we all submitted
short written reports. The moderator actually held up my paper and said to the
group 'Look at this great handwriting!' I should have said, 'It's not me- it's
the pen!' How funny, because I had just created my perfect pen with this nib! :)
Wow! I never thought calligraphy nib could be this fun! I put it on Lamy vista
and it writes fantastically! I always thought I will not like think lined nibs
but I am really enjoying it..thanks to this cheaper way to improve my
handwriting. Highly recommended!!
I even use it on Moleskine, which I never thought could take anything other than
extra fine nib! My secret is however Lamy blue ink, which never bleeds or
feathers on moleskine pages even with this stub nib! I have tried so many inks
with so many pens all bleed etc...this combination, however, works well.
The lines aren't as sharp as I thought they would be, as the nib's edge is
slightly more rounded. More like a cursive italic nib than a true calligraphy
nib. Still, with the right paper, you can see the variation, and it looks good.
Cheaper papers will just feather and make it look like a regular ol' broad nib.
I found that drawing (not sketch) paper has the right levels of thickness and
It writes buttery smooth, and you can really showcase some of your better inks
with this nib without it being too wide. Lovely!
Wonderful! I didn't expect this to be so smooth right off the bat, but I was
pleasantly surprised. Immediately lays down a consistent and slightly wet line
of ink (as most Lamy nibs do) and adds interesting line variation to your
writing and drawing. I think I may have to get the 1.5mm after trying this one!