The Joy is not any better...
December 28, 2014
The Joy is not any better than a Safari. In fact, since it's a glossy black,
they decided to make the edges a little sharper even. They should have rounded
off the edges much more to make it more comfortable. The Joy is a little more
expensive than the Safari, though it did come with a converter.
Since it's a little longer than a Safari, it's less portable. And while the cap
can be posted, it looks a little ridiculous when you do so. On the plus side it
comes in an attractive red (cardboard) box with a clear window.
Since the Lamy replacement nibs (including the calligraphy ones) fit all their
pens (except the Lamy 2000), I don't recommend the Joy unless you like the long,
tapered brush handle shape.
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