Good strong red. To my...
Good strong red. To my eye it is nicely balanced between too orange and too
The M nib works well if you want your letters to have a bit of line variation.
Unless you know you loathe line width variation, I'd tend to say you should have
a M in your arsenal. The nibs are easy to swap if you change your mind. I have
not found that Lamy nibs are super consistent in width. Some Ms write like an F,
some are broader than a typical M. Some Fs write like an M or an EF. If a
particular line width matters a lot to you, I'd buy in a shop rather than online
so you can be sure the nib suits.
Since I hate blue ink, I would not recommend using the supplied blue cartridge.
Lamy cartridges last a long time, and trying to write one out while you're
hating the color is pretty painful. So if you also hate blue, make sure you buy
a converter to go with the pen. The converters aren't as huge as the cartridges,
but they last for a lot of writing, and they allow you to use whatever ink you
might like best.
Oh and while I don't like Lamy's blue all that much... it's a nice dry ink. Very
hard to smear no matter how fast you tear along, and you don't wind up covered
in ink smudges as is often the lefty's fate with other inks. Most Lamy inks I've
tried are fairly dry and lefty friendly, while still having shading and being
decently expressive. And their ink is cheap.