Life is a jungle, and the special Lamy Safari pen can take you through it one stroke at a time. Lamy is a world-famous pen company headquartered in Germany. Their Safari line consists of high quality pens made of sturdy plastic and self-sprung metal clips.
Conveniently refillable with ink cartridges. No need to push in cartridges yourself, 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:
|Model Number||LAMY L17M|
|Shipping Weight||1.10 oz|
|Design Style||Modern, Beginner-Friendly|
|Diameter - Grip||11.8 mm|
|Diameter - Max||12.4 mm|
|Grip Color||Dark Gray|
|Length - Capped||13.9 cm|
|Length - Posted||16.5 cm|
|Length - Uncapped||12.9 cm|
|Pre-Installed Ink Color||Blue|
|Tip Length||17.2 mm|
October 12, 2011
You can't beat a Lamy...
You can't beat a Lamy fountain pen. It has the most comfortable grip for calligraphy and every day writing. If you use the converter, you never run out of ink, but don't worry. Using the cartridges is no problem because the ink in them is every bit as black as your best fountain pen ink. I was writing a check out at a shop and the clerk noticed the pen. He's a self professed pen-aholic and couldn't take his eyes of it. When I let him give it a spin, he immediately asked for your web site. In addition to the comfortable grip, multitude of colors, you can buy one inexpensively or upgrade a little and they're still reasonable. And I've had them for years and never has one leaked or spit on me. One of the best pens on the market for my money and my handwritng.
Neena for Baltimore
4 people found this helpful
October 23, 2012
I ordered the Safari...
I ordered the Safari after using a Pilot Varsity for a few weeks and really liking it. According to all the reviews and information I found, it seemed like the Safari was THE go-to fountain pen. I agree with that assessment and I love the pen so far. However, I'm no expert on fountain pens so I won't even try to detail the technical aspects of this pen.
What I do think I can add though, is some perspective on the nib size as compared to the Pilot Varsity. I looked around for a comparison before I ordered and couldn't find one.
I was unhappy with the medium nib - it pours ink onto the paper. I've recently been working on improving my penmanship and the ink flow was far to fast/thick for me (likely because I'm writing slow and carefully). The medium nib produces a much wetter and somewhat wider line than the Varsity.
I was disappointed when I got the pen but I knew it was just a matter of replacing the medium nib with a finer one. But, how much finer? Having two options and not wanting to gamble again, I just ordered both the "Fine" and "Extra Fine" Lamy replacement nibs.
I tried the extra fine nib first. It definitely solved the problem of my letters bleeding together but it produced a much more narrow line than I wanted. I noticed it being a very little bit scratchy, but still easy and comfortable to write with; not quite what I was looking for though.
Next, of course, I tried the "Fine" nib. If you're familiar with the Pilot Varsity and like the line size, flow, etc. than this is the one you want. It's a little bit dryer than the Varsity but still a nice, smooth, dark line.
2 people found this helpful
December 20, 2011
I bought this off a friend...
I bought this off a friend in the office who is a pen enthusiast like myself. I had a handful of Preppy's, and a Pilot extra-fine fountain pen. I had read about the Safari's on this site and was hoping to get an extra fine when they came back in stock. I traded him a Pilot G2 with a Mont Blanc refill and some cash for this pen, and I have to say this pen is by far my favourite of my collection. I've been using it for school notes lately and the medium nib makes it so smooth to write with, and doesn't bleed at all. I used up the cartridge and loaded in the converter with J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir. and it's a machine. No problems with it at all. Worth every penny in my opinion.
2 people found this helpful
January 25, 2012
it took me a week or...
it took me a week or so to warm up to it but i now can say i really like my Safari! I wasn't sure at first but once i got used to it and then got a converter full of ink into it i was happy. :)
1 person found this helpful
August 14, 2013
I love the Lamy I've...
I love the Lamy I've got, and it's a very affordable and well-built writing instrument. The only thing I am not overly fond of with the Lamy Safari is the shape of the pen where you hold it. If I'm just printing regularly or writing numbers at work, it's just fine. However, I'm trying to learn Spencerian script with the mott media workbooks, and it requires a different writing angle to work comfortably.
If this pen had a round grip, I'd probably never buy another casual carry pen. When I get better, I'll be using pens with a flex nib to do spencerian, but I'd imagine that for anybody who writes cursive on a bit of an angle, you'd do well to double check how you hold the pen and make sure this pen will be comfortable for you. The only reason I'm not giving this a 5-star is more of a user issue than an issue with the actual product. I know a few people who don't find the grip comfortable, but if you're just getting into fountain pens, I'd say it's definitely one to try out.