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This pen is wonderful....
April 18, 2013
This pen is wonderful. I dont spend a ton of money (any really) on nice paper and I have never had a problem writing with it. I've even been able to write on napkins. What really impressed me about this pen was how durable it is. This winter my pen fell out of my pocket in the snow and I thought it was lost and was saving up for a new one. Thankfully, my finacee found it in the yard before I actually made a purchase. Despite spending a couple weeks outside in various weather conditions (Chicago. what can you do?) it worked exactly as it did before I lost it. There were very minor scratches in the anodizing but much less tha what I epected would happen. If you are considering this pen I would definitely buy it. Writing with anything else (in the under $100 category) just isnt the same.
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The Lamy Safari is exactly...
June 1, 2015
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The Lamy Safari is exactly as advertised. I like the clip and I like the EF nib for writing in small spaces.
I still have ink in the included cartridge, so I have not yet used the converter.
The Lamy Safari seems...
April 12, 2015
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The Lamy Safari seems a very good starter fountain pen for most people. But be aware that the Safari has a wedge-shaped grip that favors the "correct" tripod pen grip. If you are a lefty who writes over-handed, like me, you probably do not use a tripod grip. Then the wedge grip gets in the way, and alters your handwriting. That said, I'm still trying to use the pen. I may upgrade to a Lamy that doesn't have the wedge grip.
Very good pen. Just the...
January 28, 2015
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Very good pen. Just the right nib.
I love this pen....
November 12, 2014
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I love this pen.
I'm afraid I'm in the...
November 13, 2013
I'm afraid I'm in the camp of those disappointed in a extra-fine nib that writes medium-ish. I write small, but this thing is forcing the space in my log books. I will say that to me it is very smooth on absolute crap paper (which is all they give me at work) and plays happily in my little Rhodia notebook. I have additionally noticed, unfortunately, that the ink flow isn't consistent, regardless of the paper. This could be due to the J. Herbin Lierrre Sauvage ink I'm running in a converter, or maybe I should try cleaning the thing. First time going back to FP's after 30 years, maybe it's just me.

Really like the feel of the pen in my hand, very pleased with the smoothness across the board, but way disappointed in the EF nib fiasco (should have believed the other reviews). Probably won't buy any more for daily use, but I can see using it with red ink to red-line drawings.

Pilot Penmanship Fountain Pen with Ergo Grip - Extra Fine Nib was one I've picked out with an EF nib that is; a little scratchy, but really like the line width.
Wonderful pen. The EF...
May 13, 2011
Wonderful pen. The EF point is a little "dry" in the writing, and hasn't really broken in yet. I'm using Nooder's Bay State Blue (the bluest blue I have ever seen) and it seems to feed very well.

The pen is very sensitive to the kind of paper. If you use it on a high quality paper, it is super smooth and wonderful (it's a dream on a Rhodia dotpad). On cheap paper, it is very scratchy and seems to feed very differently. I think EF nibs are more demanding of paper finish, while a F or M nib wouldn't be so picky.
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The Lamy Safari fountain...
June 1, 2014
The Lamy Safari fountain pen is soooo smooth! My fine-tip nib is super smooth, and you barely need to exert pressure to get it to flow. This German-made pen has a plastic body, an ergonomic grip and is affordable. The Safari came in a cool box, and after trying it out, it just blew me away. This fountain pen is great for students and people who want a simple, everyday fountain pen without it breaking the bank. The body of the pen has a convenient window to see how much ink is remaining, instead of constantly opening the pen. It also comes in several colors, and boy was it difficult to choose one (I got the white). The pen also has a simple clip to secure on your clothes, pockets or in a bag. A great starter fountain pen.
I was skeptical when...
October 17, 2011
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I was skeptical when I saw an American pen with a nib labeled as "extra fine," and with good reason - it is not. I was tempted to rate this three stars due to misrepresentation on the nib size but it [does] write quite nicely for a chunky-writer. I tend to write at about 1/8" text height so finding pens that deliver fine lines and paper ruled accordingly is tough. If anyone reading this is looking for a [real] fine nib - check out Sailor. I definitely have to note the build quality though - this pen just feels like a workhorse fountain pen when you pick it up; it's very solid for a budget fountain pen. If the extra-fine nib were truly extra-fine... this would likely have been a five-star pen for me, but it could pass for a medium-nib pen in some circles.
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