Lamy Al Star Fountain Pen - Levenger
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Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen

Price: $47.00
Item: AP9450
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Lightweight aluminum Lamy fountain pen
Regarded worldwide as a pioneer in modern pen design, Lamy has been a chief innovator in the field for decades. Taking its shape from Lamy's classic Safari line and engineered to demanding specifications, the glossy Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen feels great in your hand. Like the Safari, the AL-Star has a distinctive flexible brass clip and is pleasingly lightweight. Founded in 1930, Lamy develops and produces all its products at its factory in Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Chromium-plated nib
  • Uses a cartridge or converter (converter not included)
  • Ink reservoir has a window that allows you to see your ink supply
  • Sturdy metal barrel
  • Flexible brass wire clip
  • Cap snaps securely into place
  • Lightweight, durable aluminum
  • 5 5/9L x 5/9 diameter; 0.6 oz
  • We offer Lamy fountain pen refills
  • We also recommend Levenger bottled ink
Shipping Savings
Pens:  Shipping is just $6 for any number of pens or pen stations
Ink Refills:  Cartridges and other refills ship free  (bottled ink is $4)

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Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen
 
4.7

(based on 28 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A pleasure to use

This pen is attractive and makes writing a breeze. I ordered the fine nib and find it "fine." That is, I like it! It is not too dense. Nor...Read complete review

This pen is attractive and makes writing a breeze. I ordered the fine nib and find it "fine." That is, I like it! It is not too dense. Nor do I think the barrel is too large. It is quite comfortable to hold and use, and writes smoothly. The copper color looks more orange, which is what I was hoping for as the colors of the school for which I work are black and orange.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ouch, it hurts!

What a surprise and a disappointment! This pen is not round where you hold it. It has curves with ridges between the curves. and is very uncomfortable for me to hold. I am...Read complete review

What a surprise and a disappointment! This pen is not round where you hold it. It has curves with ridges between the curves. and is very uncomfortable for me to hold. I am sending it back and trying something else!

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4.0

Very pleased with the AL-Star.

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from St Thomas, Ontario, CANADA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen:

Great pen. Well balanced, fits my hand nicely, smooth fine flow of ink.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Social and Community Services
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5.0

Lamy All Star Fountain Pen

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from Central, Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen:

I have only had these two pens (One for blue ink and one for black ink) a week and I love everything about them. I like the finger grip. The "sharp ridges" one reviewer complained about is easily taken care of with a pen knife. How about that! Someone that still owns a pen knife! I once owned a high end fountain pen that was stolen by some unscrupulous house painters. Lesson learned! So, I have not had a fountain pen for a couple of years. I cannot believe how much I missed writing with a quality fountain pen. The craftsmanship and nominal cost compared to all the other pens in the catalog I have been dreaming about is great. I plan on purchasing a new replacement of my stolen high- end fountain pen in the near future. In the meantime these pens will suffice for now in my everyday note taking and thank you and greeting card writing. I plan on purchasing a another Lamy Al Star Fountain Pen and gifting it to a friend to address her wedding invitations. I have been a long term customer and this is my first time to review a product. That is how impressed I am with these pens.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Executive/Management
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  • Everyday Work
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2.0

Ouch, it hurts!

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from Bend OR

Comments about Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen:

What a surprise and a disappointment! This pen is not round where you hold it. It has curves with ridges between the curves. and is very uncomfortable for me to hold. I am sending it back and trying something else!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Executive/Management
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  • Everyday Home
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5.0

A stylish workhorse

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from Grand Rapids, MI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen:

I have purchased several pens from Levenger over the years. I've never been disappointed. The Lamy Safari is no exception. I had my doubts as it is one of the least expensive pens I own, but in this case, you get MORE than you pay for! Great style, great function. Smooth writer, interchangeable nib, great quality.

  • Age:
  • 45 - 54
  • Gender:
  • Male
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  • Education
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  • Everyday Work
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great pen

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from State College, PA

Comments about Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen:

Wonderful pen, good balance, smooth writing. Great everyday pen. The only problem was with the sticky bar code label that was on the pen itself. After peeling it off it left a very sticky residue. I contacted customer service to see if they could suggest how to clean it off. No good suggestions but she did offer to send another pen. Second pen also had the sticky label. After some trial and error I figured out Goo-Gone was the best way to clean it up and not harm the finish. So if you buy this great pen make sure you have some Goo-Gone on hand.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Female
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  • Education
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  • Everyday Work
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Favorite Pen

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from Goldendale, WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen:

This pen was writing amazingly well within seconds of removing it from the box and installing the ink cartridge. I've only used it for about 3 weeks but it has become my favorite pen. I ordered the extra fine nib and it is perfect. (Now if we could only get Levenger to make fine point nibs I would be in heaven. Their "fine" point nib is in no way a "fine" point nib. I've ordered several "True Writer" pens with the "fine" point nib thinking this will be the time. < sigh> Nope not this time. So I must be insane because I keep ordering the same pen expecting different results. :-) But, I digress.) Lamy simply makes a great pen. You can't go wrong with a Lamy fountain pen.

Levenger service, as always, was impeccable. My order arrived a day earlier than predicted. I ordered other items at the same time. They were all packaged well with no damage to anything. Of course, the actual Levenger products (Stanley Journal, refills and various Circa items) were of the highest quality. The Stanley Journal is so nice I'm almost afraid to use it. Almost.

I've never been dissatisfied with any Levenger product over the years. I wish I could afford more! (Now, if we could just get those "fine" point nibs.... )

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Male
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  • Government/Military
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  • Everyday Work
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this pen.

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from Gadsden, Alabama

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen:

I have 34 of these fountain pens, and I love them. I have an extensive list of people I write letters
and cards to, and I also addressed all of my Christmas cards with my new pen. My Lamy's have a fine
point, and I don't find the barrel hard to hold at all. It writes smoothly and is a great value, the quality is
amazing. It would make a great gift for someone who loves to write as I do. I handle the greeting card
ministry at our church and everyone has noticed I use a fountain pen and commented on how neat it
writes.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 65 - 74
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Retired
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  • Everyday Home
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A pleasure to use

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from Atlanta, GA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen:

This pen is attractive and makes writing a breeze. I ordered the fine nib and find it "fine." That is, I like it! It is not too dense. Nor do I think the barrel is too large. It is quite comfortable to hold and use, and writes smoothly. The copper color looks more orange, which is what I was hoping for as the colors of the school for which I work are black and orange.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Female
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  • Education
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  • Everyday Work
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great everyday fountain pen

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from Florida

Site Member

Comments about Lamy AL-Star 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.

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  • 55 - 64
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  • Female
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5.0

Best pen Ever!!!

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from South Burlington, VT

Site Member

Comments about Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen:

I love how easy it is to use. The ink drys fast and does not smear. The pen is easy to hold too.

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  • 35 - 44
  • Gender:
  • Female
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  • Healthcare
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