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.
Lamy's excellent design allows quick and easy swaps between multiple nibs. The
fine, however, is practically indistinguishable from the medium. Lays down a
smooth, wet line that's quick to dry (here, using Noodler's Heart of Darkness).
The black finish goes well with the Charcoal Lamy Safari.