Lamy Al Star Fountain Pen
The Lamy Al-Star cannot be beaten as an everyday user. The pen is solid, writes well and has an attractive Bauhaus design .Nibs are easily swapped and you can use regular cartridges of bottled ink with a converter. At the price there are few pens that come close for design, dependability and durability.
September 25, 2014
Great everyday fountain pen
I have been wanting a fountain pen for awhile now and decided to go with the Lamy Alstar partly because of the reviews and also because of the inexpensive price compared to most fountain pens. I find the fine point to be perfect for me but the size of the barrel is a bit oversize for me and the pen becomes somewhat heavy and unwieldy when the cap is placed on top. The ink flows readily and the blue-black color is just what I expected. I will use the Lamy as my everyday pen but I really need to find a slimmer model fountain pen.
June 4, 2015
Bold design, amazing value
First of all, the modern design of this pen is striking and it seems quite sturdy. This is a pen I won't worry about taking with me everywhere. It's refreshing to have a pen that looks like it's been designed less than 50 years ago.
Second, it writes very smoothly, with very little scratching. In fact, my last fountain pen has a gold tip and cost quite a bit more, but felt similar to this one.
Thirdly, it is wide and light pen. I like it, as it means I can write for longer before the writing cramps hit me, but if you're used to a classic thin and heavy pen, this may not be for you.
April 6, 2015
Best pen Ever!!!
I love how easy it is to use. The ink drys fast and does not smear. The pen is easy to hold too.
February 26, 2015
Just received my Lamy All Star. Beautiful color outside and came with a lovely blue shade of ink. It writes so smoothly and although the pen is thick, it is nicely sculpted for one's fingers so a perfect fit for my small hands. I ordered the fine point because many reviews said it was more like a medium point nib. Wrong wrong wrong. Fine point is definitely a fine point. I wish I had ordered the medium point so will just have to order another nib. One good thing about this ink and the fine point is that the ink does not show through to the back on regular binder paper. All in all a great pen.
January 26, 2015
This is my first non-Levenger True Writer pen (I have several of different weights).
Looks: Beautiful color (grey). A little bit larger than I expected (thicker).
Function: Snap cap seems pretty strong, (although I do like the twist cap of the True Writers) and the wire clip is very sturdy. The grip is nice - non-slip. The weight is a bit lighter than I'm used to, and so I'll need to practice writing with it for a bit before I really start using it at work.
Writing: I love the fine-tip. It's finer than the True Writer (I think this is Japanese fine tip, as I read). Will also need some getting used to, but I do like it.
Overall, not a bad second fountain pen. I wish it was a bit heavier, but I'll get used to it.
December 22, 2014
This pen is great! It is easy to replace the cartridges looks great and is comfortable to use
Ive gotten many compliments on it so far
October 30, 2014
Perfect Everyday Pen
Just started using this pen last week. Its light, well made, writes and sketches superbly. I'm not afraid to stuff it on my pocket or messenger bag. A great all around everyday fountain pen indeed!
April 5, 2014
Very happy with this pen. I need several more just like it.
January 27, 2014
This pen just glides along the paper, it is so stylish and I love the grip. I think it will be my favorite pen from now on.
October 27, 2013