July 11, 2012
That said, I'm a bit of a pen brat, I get a handful of faves and ignore the
other hundred, sticking my nose up at the thought of using them, over my present
faves. Then, I reluctantly pull-out one of the exiled pens to try again and
realize that it is has NOW become my new favorite. Or I get a new fountain pen
and start to write with it, always comparing it to the last one that I just
used. I usually give the new pen an unfair shake - it's gotta prove itself
before I will allow myself to rejoice over it. Sometimes that process takes a
few pages and an ink or two.
Some pens get my approval and are welcomed into the collection within minutes,
however some, especially fountain pens take a little patience before they feel
right. So I'm learning to be patient.
This is my second Lamy. (I have the Safari EF) It seemed as though the Safari
wrote beautifully right off. Now, upon first using the Vista it - of course -
wrote well right out of the box! However, the line seemed so bold. I was
almost convinced that it was a different nib than was on the Safari. Upon
comparison they are the same nib. Before getting frustrated, I kept
writing/drawing and trying to enjoy this beauty. YAAAAY!! My patience paid
off. I'm learning that some fountain pens take a little finessing. That's all.
Even the exact same model with the same nib may write differently
(temporarily). These nibs are responsive, not "flexi" nibs, but the do have
If you have a light touch you get a finer line, if you have a heavy hand then
you will get a slightly bolder line.
I will buy more!