January 23, 2015
I've use Lamy Safari for 15 years. (Through HS, College, and now work). I use
them for drafting and sketching, as well as handwriting. They ergonomically fit
your hand, and makes the action of writing an enjoyable experience! There is no
hassle with changing ink cartridges in the FP. (also the refillable cartridge
works with these) Need I say that the new color choices are breathtaking?
As for the Calligraphy Nib, I love it! I had never had one in the Lamy Safari
line, and this was my first one. I can achieve a greater variety of lines with
this Nib, than with other brands. I believe is because its material is stronger,
and this makes the tip almost indestructible! - (other would flare and bend) The
tip of the nib is highly polished, (perhaps hardened?), and although is a 1.5mm
and its traces are expected to be "blocky" or edgy, and its maneuvering
difficult, the tip of the nib actually has a roundness that allows for better
gliding on paper, and a more pristine quality of line.
Most definitely recommend the Lamy Safari line! - They are a German design, and
something I know, and can assure you with 15 yrs of use, is that there is
nothing like German Design. It's sharp and clean looking, but most importantly:
It works! It exceeds the regular pen expectations and life span.
Also, I'd like to add that, as a professional artist and art educator, I
recommend JetPens without any reservations. Jet pens is my main art supplies
vendor, I trust them 100% with any of my orders, because they're serious and
professional about fulfilling their customer's satisfactions. They're diligent
when communicating with me, and actually do deliver everything on time. Five
stars to them too!