Mother's Day Sale - enjoy up to 45% off selected products through Sunday only.  See Details

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)

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 24 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great pen

By 

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
  • Occupation:
  • Education
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Work
  • Style:
  •  
  • Value:
  •  
  • Quality:
  •  
  • Function:
  •  
 
5.0

My Favorite Pen

By 

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
  • Occupation:
  • Government/Military
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Work
  • Style:
  •  
  • Value:
  •  
  • Quality:
  •  
  • Function:
  •  

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this pen.

By 

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
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Home
  • Style:
  •  
  • Value:
  •  
  • Quality:
  •  
  • Function:
  •  

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A pleasure to use

By 

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
  • Occupation:
  • Education
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Work
  • Style:
  •  
  • Value:
  •  
  • Quality:
  •  
  • Function:
  •  

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great everyday fountain pen

By 

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.

  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Education
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Home
  • Style:
  •  
  • Value:
  •  
  • Quality:
  •  
  • Function:
  •  
 
5.0

Best pen Ever!!!

By 

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.

  • Age:
  • 35 - 44
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Healthcare
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Work
  • Style:
  •  
  • Value:
  •  
  • Quality:
  •  
  • Function:
  •  

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smoooooth writing

By 

from Virginia

Site Member

Comments about Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen:

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.

  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Retired
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Home
  • Style:
  •  
  • Value:
  •  
  • Quality:
  •  
  • Function:
  •  
 
4.0

Interesting Pen

By 

from Houston, Texas

Site Member

Comments about Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen:

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.

  • Age:
  • 35 - 44
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Education
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Work
  • Style:
  •  
  • Value:
  •  
  • Quality:
  •  
  • Function:
  •  
 
5.0

SLICK PEN!

By 

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen:

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

  • Age:
  • 18 - 24
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Education
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Work
  • Style:
  •  
  • Value:
  •  
  • Quality:
  •  
  • Function:
  •  
 
5.0

Dependable workhorse

By 

from East Bay Area, CA

Site Member

Comments about 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.

  • Age:
  • 65 - 74
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Education
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Work
  • Style:
  •  
  • Value:
  •  
  • Quality:
  •  
  • Function:
  •  

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

You Might Also Like