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I've been using Lamy...
May 30, 2011
I've been using Lamy Safari pens for years now and they are among the best, if you like a lightweight pen that flows smoothly, never blots or leaks, and looks good. I recommend the medium or fine nibs, but not the extra fine: it is scratchy and the ink doesn't flow well. However, Lamy's interchangeable nibs make changing easy and relatively cheap.
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Ordered it on Monday,...
March 3, 2011
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Ordered it on Monday, arrived on Thursday. Worked perfectly right out of the box, with the extra fine nib being big enough to give my writing some consistency without making it bulky.

Writing (with the lamy blue ink cartridge included) is incredibly smooth and unbroken, requiring only the contact of the pen on paper--no pressure.

I immediately noticed that the pen becomes top heavy when posted, but it is very light if the cap is left off. The grip forces my hand into the proper position for writing, managing to do in seconds what my mother tried to teach me years ago :)

I am definitely going to buy the converter for the pen and try it with some Noodler's ink.

Certainly a good pen, and I have to say I like the utilitarian look as well!
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This is my first fountain...
January 6, 2009
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This is my first fountain pen, and after reading reviews from other sources, they said this was the best pen under $100 or something like that. And its been a great buy. I'm a forgetful person, so there would be times where I think I lost it, and my heart just dropped. I'm okay with dropping it all the time as well, since I am a clutz. I had always bought ballpoint pens, and the ink on this pen flows ten times smoother than the pilot gel pens you get at target. I'm also a student studying illustration, so this is great for art studies. I use it for everything, from writing, sketching, to drawing. Its useful to draw over graphite as well, because I know that it wont' take back in the graphite when I use it, unlike ballpoint. I love mine because it writes like a dream. I can lightly touch the tip, and it will still flow out smooth, so I don't need to strain my hands to press down hard. Really helpful for the people who press down to hard. You don't see much compression on the back of paper.
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Be sure to check the...
March 28, 2008
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Be sure to check the nib when you get it. I somehow received the bold nib version of this (even though the box clearly says "EX FINE"). The bold version has a "B" on the nib, whereas the extra fine has "EF" on the nib.
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Absolutely reliable,...
April 24, 2016
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Absolutely reliable, durable and dependable pen. It writes instantly with Noodler's Polar Blue ink, even after I Ieave it unused longer than I should. I like the textured plastic much better than the smooth, and the black clip and nib more than the silver. If I had to live on an island with only one pen, this would be the one I would choose.
This is my first foray...
April 22, 2016
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This is my first foray into fountain pens. I love the smoothness of this pen and how effortless it is to write. I would have like it to lay down a finer line but this pen is hands down one of the best pens I have purchased.
Great pen, inconsistent...
April 5, 2016
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Great pen, inconsistent nib quality

This is my second Safari. The first three Lamy nibs (the one that came with my first one, plus two replacement nibs) were great, but this one was very badly out-of-tune -- wide ink channel, but pinched closed at the tip -- for terrible ink flow. I replaced it with my silver EF replacement nib, and it worked fine. If replacement nibs weren't easily obtainable, I would avoid this pen. But they are, so I'll keep buying them.
What a bargain, writes...
April 3, 2016
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What a bargain, writes almost as beautifully as my vintage Schaefer fineline
I have about eight of...
March 21, 2016
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I have about eight of these Lamy Safari pens in different colors, but the charcoal black remains my favorite. Fits my hand well; light weight; good looking; writes smoothly; priced reasonably at JetPens.
Great pen: durable, comfortabl...
March 1, 2016
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Great pen: durable, comfortable, easy ink flow and nice line.
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