I'm a fledgling fountain...
April 10, 2015
I'm a fledgling fountain pen user and would always see recommendations for the
Lamy Safari when looking up information about fountain pens. A few pens later
and I've finally purchased one, and it's now my go-to pen for daily writing. The
design is really unlike anything else available, and the little ink window is
great for keeping an eye on my ink level without having to open up the pen all
the time. I also love the little notches inside that lock the converter into
I've seen quite a few people complain about their Lamy nibs, especially the EF
size, but I'm happy to say that mine wrote wonderfully right out of the box.
It's a tad scratchier than my Pilot pens, but not unbearably so, and I haven't
had any issues with the pen failing to start or having an incredibly small sweet
spot. Still, I'd heed other people's experiences. It's what kept me from buying
this pen first, after all.
I did run into two issues of my own. The grip design requires me to rest my
fingers a little higher on the grip than usual, otherwise my fingers will start
to dig into the edges at the end. I got used to it pretty quickly, but your
mileage may vary. I also find the pen to be too top heavy while the cap is
posted, so I just leave the cap off while writing. Thankfully the journal I'm
using has a pen loop, so I just leave the cap clipped onto that while I'm