This nib width is equivalent to "Fine" of most other brands. Lamy makes the
width a bit broader than de facto standard. Gives a great line but feels a tiny
bit scratchy. Not as soft as "F" and definitely not buttery as "M", this nib is
excellent for small-letter writers (like me). I regrect the fact that almost no
store, on-line or birck-and-mortar, sells these in chrome finish version. I
can't change my Vista nib because of this. Lamy makes EF in both chrome and
black, but only 2 online stores (in Europe) sells them. Help us, JetPens!
Almost forget: this nib has a bit of difficulty in flowing the ink as fast as F
or M, but a bit of "exercising" in a piece of paper makes the ink flow.
I originally bought my Lamy Al-Star with just the Fine nib. The extra fine is
much closer to my writing style for everyday notes. I absolutely love how easy
it is to switch out nibs on these pens. This EF is not as fine as on the Kakuno, if you have ever tried that pen before.
In other words, it doesn't go by Japanese EF standards- its slightly larger than
that. Its still fine enough to work with my small handwriting. I got the black finish so I could easy tell the difference from my silver finish
I purchased a few Lamy pens as previously mentioned in my other review, and I
thought it would be interesting to mix it up a bit with a Black Finish nib
instead of the generic silver one that you get with the pen.
The nib is easy to exchange, and this one just slips right back over the pen's
feed. The nib writes smoothly and I am happy with my purchase!
Perfect for someone who just happens to drop his fountain pen on the asphalt,
nib unprotected. I really like the no stain finish of this nib and think it
would look swank on Safaris other than the one with which it usually comes