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This nib width is equivalent...
January 18, 2012
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.
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I originally bought my...
May 16, 2015
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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 F nib.
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I purchased a few Lamy...
September 29, 2015
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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...
September 27, 2015
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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 (Charcoal body).
No issues with it, but...
August 29, 2015
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No issues with it, but it's not quite what I would call an EF. It's a little broader, but not as bad as the last Lamy EF I had.
Feels just a tiny bit...
June 10, 2015
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Feels just a tiny bit scratchy compared to writing with the standard fine nib, but otherwise is perfect for someone like myself that tends to write small. Doesn't skip, and the ink flow is great.
Good quality. Easy to...
May 26, 2015
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Good quality. Easy to replace. Using this on a safari.
Adnan Morshed
Like most Lamy nibs where...
May 5, 2015
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Like most Lamy nibs where I've tried several of the same marked width, there's variation. I can't find my old EF (I'm guessing it's on a pen and in hiding instead of in my bag of nibs), but I'm pretty sure the new EF I got on a charcoal grey safari is finer and smoother. The new one is really nice. EF isn't a favorite width for writing, but I've been doing pen and ink drawing and I'm liking finer options for that.
Writes very smoothly...
April 23, 2015
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Writes very smoothly for an EF nib. However, for whatever reason, my particular nib doesn't fit very snugly onto my AL-Star, which is kind of a bummer because the alignment with the feed gets more and more off-center as I write. I could probably try to fix this very gently with pliers, but do note that there seems to be a bit of manufacturing variability (I've not had this problem with other Lamy nibs).
Not too much thinner...
January 18, 2015
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Not too much thinner than F, but noticeably thinner. It feels fragile, but it's actually much more durable. I also love the black finish.
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