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The Lamy Joy Calligraphy...
, July 15, 2010
The Lamy Joy Calligraphy pen with 1.1mm nib is a great pen
beginning/intermediate pen. Due to the fact that the nib is ground to a CURSIVE
ITALIC, there is not as much line variation as with other fountain pens. Even
though the line variation is less, the pen is always smooth and light, like a
feather in your hand. The triangular grip, though not for everyone, is quite a
comfortable grip if you prefer triangular grips. The elongated Lamy Safari type
barrel is unlike many newer calligraphy pens with this shape in that the cap can
be posted and will stay firmly posted on the barrel. The cap, made of aluminum,
adds a bit of heft for those who prefer it. As previously stated, the cursive
italic in a 1.1 nib does not produce as much variation as a stub italic, but it
makes for a great everyday use pen. The durability is on par with the Lamy
Safari, and it is well finished.
Note, for those who order Lamy pens from other places, this Lamy Joy comes with
a converter, meaning that you don't have to buy one separately!
So far, the inks which seem to flow well in this pen are the native Lamy inks
and Noodler's ink. So, stop by and pick up a couple of bottles of Noodler's ink
while you're at it! They're one of the cheapest inks per milliliter and contain
the most ink per bottle. Recommendation - Noodlers Warden's Ink Series- Bad Blue
Heron. (My personal favorite). Try it out. You might like it.
| UPDATE: I've had this...
, November 19, 2011
UPDATE: I've had this pen for more than a year now and my opinion of it has not
changed. Writes rather well with decent line variation. If you want to sharpen
the nib, go ahead. Writes best when not posted. Posted makes it top heavy.
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My experience with this...
, August 17, 2011
My experience with this pen is completely different than the other reviewer\'s.
The cap just will not stay on for love nor money, neither when it is posted for
writing nor when it is capped. For the $, I expected more, as I have paid as
third as much for much better pens. It is reasonably smooth when writing, but I
think it is headed for the garbage can. I am physically handicapped, and unable
to constantly crawl around on the floor looking for the cap, which goes flying
off with the slightest movement.