September 27, 2014
If I could give more stars, I would. The Lamy Safari is by far my favorite pen
in my small collection.
Firstly, I didnt use the blue ink that came with it. The ink I used was one of
the turquoise cartridge refills by Lamy. I also bought violet, but I haven't yet
used it. That said, Lamy ink is, in my experience, the best I own. Even better
than some of the more expensive bottled ink. When I first wrote on the thin
pages of my Moleskine notebook, I thought, "This ink is obviously going to bleed
through. It's darker than the inks I usually use, and the ink flow is better." I
tried it anyways, and I was amazed to see that there was no bleeding at all,
even at places I let my nib rest a bit longer than usual. It kept the same color
and consistency throughout the line, and it all dried evenly.
Even more surprising was how amazingly well the pen fit my hand. If you hold
your pen as most do, it feels like an extension of your arm. My thoughts flow
from brain to nib more smoothly than they do from my brain to my mouth! And the
way it writes... smoother than silk! The feel is indescribable.
I'll be buying my best friend one of these for her birthday. How could I not? It
is a truely required pen for everyone!