Pen includes one blue Lamy T10 ink cartridge. A variety of ink refill colors and Lamy converters available.
Life is a jungle, and the Lamy Safari pen can take you through it one stroke at a time. The Safari was voted as Best Pen Under $100 in Stylus Magazine's 2007 review and is one of the most popular lines of Lamy, a world-famous pen company headquartered in Germany. The body is made of sturdy and colorful ABS plastic and features a flexible brass wire chrome clip and comfort molded grip section.
The Lamy conveniently refills with ink cartridges. There’s no need to push in cartridges, just insert cartridge and twist the barrel, and the pen tightens to puncture the cartridge itself.
See how simple it is to refill the Lamy Safari fountain pen with a cartridge refill in the video below:
I was looking for my very first fountain pen. I did not want to spend a lot in
case I decided it wasn't for me and decided to try this Lamy Safari. I purchased
it with the converter so I could use other inks.
- Writes smooth! It's like butter! I haven't had any issues with skipping.
- The blue ink cartridge that came with it is a soft blue but was surprised that
it didn't bleed through the cheap notebook paper.
- Has a window to see ink level
- Converter works as described
- I do not hold a pen the traditional way. I hold it using my thumb, index and
middle finger. It hurt to write for extended periods due to the grooves on the
- I contacted customer service to see if they would take it back if I flushed
the ink out completely. They said that they do not take back any pens that have
been used (ink passes nib). I only used the blue cartridge after they refused to
take it back.
* Note that the fine nib writes like a medium. I prefer fine - medium point, so
I was with the size.
I managed to make it work by getting a patterned sheet of duck tape and made a
holder that I can just slip on and off the pen. The holder takes away from the
elegance but at least I can use it now.
I bought this pen around a year ago, and I've used it pretty much every day. It
writes like a dream, and drawing with it's pretty good. Replacing the cartridges
is very easy, which is good, since this pen seems to go through a good amount of
ink. During my heaviest periods of use, I probably replace the cartridge once a
month or so. (Note that the ink in the standard Lamy cartridges isn't
waterproof. A converter can solve that though.) Also, the nib can be changed out
fairly easily. I like the Fine size, though I don't actually find it to be
particularly fine, probably around 0.7mm. Overall a great everyday pen at a
great price. (I paid about ten dollars more for mine.)
It's okay. Just okay. The fine nib is awfully fine. The nib feels stiff and
slightly scratchy. The pen feels high quality though. The converter works great.
Honestly I prefer the cheap Pilot disposables because of their thick line,
smooth feel, and rapid ink flow.
I also like my Waterman better.
Yet this pen is superior to any of the cheap Chinese pens I've tried.