Not the fire-engine red...
Not the fire-engine red I was looking for hence the -2 stars (I really was
hoping for a fire-engine or lipstick red.). I own several Lamy Safaris --
combination of good price and works great right out the box. Usually I find
Lamy to be a wet writer especially in the M nib compared to Japanese FPs in M.
The red body color of this pen is darker than I wanted, perhaps with a hint of
orange (?) in this northerly (Chicago) winter morning light. Other than the
body color not being what I hoped for, I love the function of all my other Lamy
Safaris (charcoal, white, pink, etc :). You can really have fun trying other
inks so make sure to get at least one converter.