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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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Your basic Lamy Safari....
May 5, 2015
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Your basic Lamy Safari. It seems to me they're a love it or hate it pen, and I'm in the love it camp. This one is good if you like calmer colors than is typical of a Safari, or if you want something businesslike. Calm colors is not me usually, nor is businesslike. I like this anyway. It's a Safari.
Beautifully smooth, excellent...
March 9, 2015
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Beautifully smooth, excellent pen
an all time favorite...
March 6, 2015
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an all time favorite pen...a classic
Just a disclaimer, since...
February 8, 2015
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Just a disclaimer, since this is the first fountain pen I've ever used, therefore my review cannot be taken into consideration too heavily.

To begin, the design of the pen is just phenomenal. It slips into my pencil case perfectly with the large hook that comes with it and feels amazing when I grip it. The ink flows out really smoothly and the nib feels fantastic. All my friends awe and wow when I show them this fountain pen and let them use it. It's also pretty durable; one time my cousin threw the pen (with it's cap on at least) and it dropped around 2metres. I was super pissed and was about to lash out on him but to my surprise nothing happened and it was in perfect condition.

However, sometimes it does get a little too inky and the other end gets on my fingers; but I feel like that's maybe how fountain pens work and I haven't gotten used to it. Another problem is the weight of the cap is strange and doesn't balance well when you place it on top of the pen to write with. It's a TINY quirk and I simply just don't put the cap on when writing to avoid this problem.

Love this pen. Of all...
February 1, 2015
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Love this pen. Of all the ones I have I find myself making my way back to this one on a regular basis.

It may not be the prettiest but it writes every time and I have never had an issue with any of the Lamy products

The plastic is light enough to carry and use every day and not so expensive that losing it or someone else walking off with it would be the end of the world
Great pen at a great...
January 13, 2015
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Great pen at a great price. I use it for everyday writing and love it. Being able to find an extra-fine nib pen at such a low price was great.

I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap, good quality fountain pen.
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