My "goldilocks zone" nib for my lamy safari. Has the boldness of the medium
without leaving such a thick/wet line, and has the precision of the extra-fine
without being scratchy or too fine. Also has buttery smoothness on par with the
Highly recommended if you have pretty normal-sized hand writing. Works well for
both cursive and printed letters.
My favorite size of Lamy nib. As another reviewer said, it is my "goldilocks"
size - not too big, not too small. I find the extra fine nib to be rather
scratchy at times, and the medium can be a bit too thick for some papers (though
very buttery to write with.)
This is the perfect in-between - leaves a bold line without having to make my
letters/lines too large and is still very smooth to write with. Can also write
with this nib upside-down to make smaller margin notes if needed (without being
My lettering is average size, and I can write very quickly when taking notes -
this nib keeps up with no problem; doesn't flood the page with ink, but doesn't
leave you hanging while the feed catches up.
Standard Lamy nib, and like every other size I've tried multiples of, there's
variation from nib to nib. One of my F nibs writes like a medium, the other
writes more like an EF. Not a favorite nib width for me in fountain pens
usually, but I haven't tried either of my Fs for drawing either. As always with
a Lamy nib, if you really want a particular exact nib width, try several in
person. I'm not very fussy, so I just grab out of my stash.
A really nice nib. I needed to replace an extra fine Lamy nib. I could not get
a good ink flow with the extra fine. You can with the fine nib and if you use
the back side of the fine nib you will get an extra fine stroke. So the best of
two worlds with the fine nib. I use my Lamy pens for sketching.