Average Customer Review
I was looking for my...
, August 14, 2013
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.
1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
I bought this pen around...
, December 17, 2011
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.)
0 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
It's okay. Just okay....
, December 27, 2010
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.