Lamy Safari Fountain Pen
This pen was yet another gift to me (my friends & family know and understand my obsession with the best writing utensils out there) and this one, the Lamy safari, is a great deal for the price. I do, however, have two minor issues with this pen. First, the cartridges. Finding a match in any store thus far is proving to be a real feat. I have no problem ordering refills online, though. Second, the small gasket that 'seals' the pen is getting a bit loose- I use this pen quite a lot. Overall, out of all the fountain pens I've owned & used, this one is always in my pocket.
June 24, 2012
LOVE these pens!
I tried a Lamy Safari several years ago (with an extra fine tip) and I got hooked. My friends joke with me for collecting $30 fountain pens instead of the expensive ones, but these write better than my more expensive fountain pens. Even my beloved Levenger and Acmes!
Extra fine tip, fine tip, medium tip - I've never had a single problem with them and I love having my "choice of fashion colors" when I'm in a fountain pen mood. I dislike the fact that I haven't found a cartridge that fits (Lamy brand excluded of course), but that's what the converter is for.
If I could only fill the pens without making a mess, life with the Safari would be perfect!
March 24, 2012
A Pen That Writes!
At last I have a fountain pen that actually works. I've wanted to switch to a fountain pen for years, as they're greener, but I could never get a smooth flow of ink with the previous pens I've purchased from Levenger even though some of them cost three times as much as this Lamy. I'm thrilled. True, it's not the prettiest pen, but that's really immaterial.
December 15, 2011
Great pen, but
I read a review which said the find point was thick so I ordered a fine point instead of my usual medium. My opinion is that the fine is just that, fine! I should have listened to my intuition. That said, I think it is an excellent product and as advertised. It writes very nicely and doesn't dry out if you don't cap it immediately. Considering the price I think the quality is excellent, sometimes you do get more than you pay for! Style is appropriate but nothing to get excited about which I why I only gave it 4 stars there. Again, the value is great. I will order a medium nib when I can but in the meantime this is a great pen and I will use it for times when a medium point is just too much. (Lamy Safari Fountain Pen, Price: $35, Item:AP9440 )
October 9, 2011
this pen is not only light weight, but an excellent writer.
September 24, 2011
Cannot beat the reliability, functionality
I bought my first Lamy Safari several years ago from Levenger due to price and a very good review. I now have 2 and 3 of the related AL-Stars. Like many others have said, they are reliable. I have set one down on my desk with the cap off, picked it up 30 minutes later and it wrote immediately. I have recommended this as a first fountain pen to many people and have always had a positive response if they followed my recommendation. I was glad to see Levenger was again carrying these pens.
July 27, 2011
Great for the money!
I purchased my pen approx a month ago. I LOVE everything about it...except I ordered a fine nib and to me, it writes like a medium. As I do a fair amount of writing in small areas (fields/blocks) and rarely can fit much of what I need to write within them, this "fine" nib is very disappointing. However, everything else about the pen is great. I only rated the style as a 4 because it is plastic...however, what do you expect for the cost of the pen?! Unlike many of the lower end pens I have tried, this one has never skipped on any type of paper I have tried.
July 5, 2011
Great Pen & Economical
Unlike my expensive fountain pens, this pen writes immediately when I remove the cap. The ink or ink cartridges do not dry out quickly as in other fountain pens. Portable, lightweight, easy, inexpensive. A go-to pen. Fine nib is available here, and extra-fine nib elsewhere, if you can find it.
June 23, 2011
Fountain pen newby
This is the first fountain pen I have ever used, so I didn't know what to expect. After all, ballpoint pens must have cornered the market for a reason. Would a fountain pen be difficult to write with? Scratchy? Leave messy blots? No! I was pleasantly surprised with how beautifully it writes- much easier than many pens I've used. Not only does it write smoothly, but it's pretty to look at, too. I keep looking for excuses to use it and I'm definitely glad I bought it!
June 4, 2011
Many years ago I saw Lamy pens and mechanical pencils in a university bookstore. At the time I was using Parker pens but I often wore Pendleton shirts, and the pocket clip often poked through the wool fabric and got caught. So the pocket clips on the Lamys caught my eye. The nib on my fountain pen was not my favorite and over the years even less so. I ordered the new one from Levenger and as anticipated, the nib writes as smoothly as silk. The style is not formal but unique and tasteful. I like the feel of the Lamy products as well. And the weight is nice--lightweight but not too light.
May 21, 2011