This is really solid...
, March 21, 2012
This is really solid pen, literally and figuratively. The cap snaps on in a
satisfying way, the clip is sturdy, and the body is tough but not heavy. It
writes well too, good flow and all that, although it seems to go through ink
slightly faster than some of my other pens. My only major gripe with it is that
the grip is made of polished metal, which is slippery and tends to attract a lot
of fingerprints & scratches. If you're really concerned about that, you can go
with the more expensive palladium version, which has a matte grip. Overall, I
love the design of this pen, and it works well. I use it every day.
The steel-nibbed Lamy...
, January 23, 2011
The steel-nibbed Lamy Studio is an excellent writing, Bauhaus-inspired, fountain
pen. The fine steel nib is as good or better than my Lamy Studio with 14K gold
nib. The soft, rubberized surface is a pleasure to hold and the cap has a
positive snap-on feature when posted. It doesn't slip off, and I like that
feature. Ink flow is excellent and the nib is smooth. The fine steel width is a
bit narrower than the 14K gold fine nib. I also own a Lamy Accent with an
extra-fine 14K nib which I consider closer to the Studio fine steel nib. No Lamy
nib is as fine as my Pilot Capless Decimo fine, however. All in all, this black
Studio is a terrific writing instrument.