|Model Number||LAMY L13LF|
December 5, 2008
Hello, and a wonderfull...
Hello, and a wonderfull (whatever daytime you might be reading this...)
Over the years, LAMY Fountain Pens have been a trustfull companion on the go.
I nearly always have one around.
LONGEVITY / DURABILITY:--------------------
The sturdy plastic bodies nearly can't be broken (only if you have it in your backpocket, sit down on it in a stupid angle and weigh around 120 Kilos, I only whitnessed this once, so it "can" happen) and it is hardly possible to get scratches into it.
Unlike a lot of other geman brands, LAMY Fountain Pens have changeable nibs, and you can (at least in germany) rebuy every single part, the cap, the nib ("feather", in german), the front part and the barell.
The only disadvantage is, these Fountain Pens are strictly not for sketching, they are for writing. After a few weeks of intiensive sketching the nib will be bent to much and the ink will not flow continuously any more.
So you need to replace it or buy a completely new tip-part.
If you want a steel nib like a classical dip-pen for sketching, seek something else like the Rotring / Sanford ArtPen.
The Converter number 24 fits nicely, the only problem I have with it, it reduces the amount of "carry-able" ink drastically, therefore I use the normal cartridges and a syringe.
The "steel-feather", or nib, is sturdy and can stand a lot, it is even great for fountain-pen newbies, since it can last a long time even when treated harsh.
Over the years the LAMY Company from Heidelberg has improved these pens a lot and have brought a dozens of great colours and models to the customer.
When I bought my first one, only black, white, red and yellow where avaiable, only plastic barrels, and take a look at what JetPens and other customers can offer today.
Even though I dislike it when a pen "forces me" to hold it in a special way, you really barely feel that the shape of the front barrel influences you.
Elseway, any pupil in germany, at least, got to write with fountain pens, and they show your true way of writing, ballpoint pens are a nice invention, but destroyed the "Schriftbild", means something like "the picture of your writing", the pittoresque and personal part within it.
Want to improve your writing and never tested a Fountain Pen before?
Give these a chance, you will not regret it.
Since 5 Stars is perfect a 4 is a very good choice, far above mediocre. And for the price you are pying it is the best you can get in quality. Believe someone using these pens for 21 years now.