March 27, 2016
A great sunny yellow fountain pen. Typical high quality Lamy deal here.
However, I did get an unusually scratchy nib on this one, which I think was
probably a fluke. I own several other Lamys and their nibs were all better. I
tried a little fine tuning on this nib with no success. So I eventually
replaced it with a 1.1 mm stub, which worked out great. The stub nib writes
beautifully and turned this into a daily writer. I like the cheerful yellow
I post all my pens, and Lamys always post very well. The feel is very balanced
when I write with it posted. It would work fine for those who like it unposted,
however. The balance is great either way.
I like the Safari; however, just my preference - I'd like to see more pretty
colors in the Al-Star aluminum version. To me, that pen is just a little
edgier, more modern. But they both rank pretty high in my daily rotation.