Lamy Vista Fountain Pen - Demonstrator Fountain Pen - Levenger
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Lamy Vista Fountain Pen (F, M)

Price: $37.00
Item: AP11020
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
A Lamy fountain pen with a transparent barrel
This transparent fountain pen from Lamy allows you to see your ink supply, just like the old demonstrators you’d find in a classic stationer’s store back in the early 20th century. Lamy’s popular Vista Fountain Pen has a clear plastic barrel, so it’s comfortably lightweight in the hand, and gleaming chrome clip and appointments.
  • Non-fade transparent plastic barrel
  • Chrome appointments
  • Snap-on cap
  • Polished steel nib
  • Cartridge included
  • 5 5/8L x 9/16 diameter; 0.6 oz
  • We offer Lamy fountain pen refills
  • Made in Germany

Demonstrator pens, once used to show retailers how to fill their fountain pens, are finding a new audience among pen lovers. They're the writing equivalent of the glass-bottom boat. You can see right through the Lamy Vista. Now you'll know exactly how much ink you have remaining. This Lamy is plastic so it's comfortably lightweight, and the clip is big enough for any shirt. It's steel, like the fountain pen's firm nib. The fountain pen has a snap cap. There's a certain appeal to technology so transparently simple. See for yourself how much fun these Vistas can be.

This is the fountain pen that convinced me that a steel nib could be just as pleasing as a gold one.
                                                             —Steve

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 Vista Fountain Pen (F, M)
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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5.0

Cool product, great price

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from Portland, OR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lamy Vista Fountain Pen (F, M):

Terrific pen for a great price. Because it's clear, I always know what color ink it has. However, I tried several different cartridges and a converter before the pen wrote smoothly with plenty of ink. I bought several more so that I can have several colors ready to use. It looks cool and is a great value!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Female
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  • Computer, IT or Statistical
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  • Everyday Home
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Worthy Find!

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from Charlotte,NC

Comments about Lamy Vista Fountain Pen (F, M):

This was a very pleasant surprise.
Fountain pens are the only pens I use...and this modestly-priced item more than lived up to my expectations.
I would have enjoyed having the converter as well, but I am glad I purchased this.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 65 - 74
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Artist / Writer / Designer
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  • Everyday Work
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Handsome, great quality, good colors

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from Atlanta, GA

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Comments about Lamy Vista Fountain Pen (F, M):

My new fountain pen from Levenger,
It's purchase was really a clencher.
It's handsome and fine,
It works all the time,
Buying it was my best venture.

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  • Male
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  • Executive/Management
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  • Everyday Home
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2.0

Cool Idea, But Not Well Made

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from Nashville, TN

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Comments about Lamy Vista Fountain Pen (F, M):

I bought this pen and waited a loooooong time (about 2.5 months) for it to be delivered (which was fine, I wasn't in a hurry). When I received it and took it out of the package I thought it was a pretty neat pen--I like that you can see the inside mechanics, and easily monitor your ink level. However, I hardly used the thing because I wasn't a fan of the nib. It writes a bit too dry for my taste, and not terribbly consistently.

The other day I thought I'd take out the pen and give it another whirl (I've been using a True Writer, and I absolutely LOVE that pen), but to my dismay when I tried to remove the cap the body of the pen broke clean in half where the rubber O-ring is (where the nib end screws into the body).

This was not a case of rough handling. Like I mentioned, I hardly used the pen, and didn't carry it anywhere. And I am very careful with my fountain pens. I don't think this is poor quality on Levenger's part, but a really terrible design flaw (or perhaps a flaw in the manufacturing?) on LAMY's part.

There's no way this pen can be repaired, so it will probably need to be replaced. I won't be purchasing another, and would advise anyone who's thinking about this pen to stay away and look for a more durable design (I highly recommend True Writer).

  • Age:
  • 25 - 34
  • Occupation:
  • Student
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  • School
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5.0

I love this pen!

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Lamy Vista Fountain Pen (F, M):

I have to take notes in meetings and need to be able to write down field notes as well. This pen is wonderful to write with and provides legible reminders for me whether at the meetng table on walking down a street.

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  • 55 - 64
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  • Female
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  • Government/Military
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  • Everyday Work
 
5.0

Invites you to write...

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from Webster, TX

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Comments about Lamy Vista Fountain Pen (F, M):

THis is a lovely fountain pen; I look for an excuse to handwrite anything, because this pen is so light to handle The ink is smooth and looks lovely on pretty paper. I use a fine tip and can not get over how much I like using this pen. My "back to work" present to myself.

  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Executive/Management
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Home
 
5.0

Great pen, great price

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from Oklahoma

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Comments about Lamy Vista Fountain Pen (F, M):

I love to write with fountain pens. I prefer the feel and the way in which they write. As a teacher, who grades lots of papers, I wanted a reliable, inexpensive fountain pen I could use for the task. I have definitely found what I need and want in this pen. The ink flows smoothly and evenly. Even after hours of grading papers, the pen is still comfortable to work with. It may not be be the prettiest pen but it does a fantastic job. I currently own two and plan to purchase at least two more in the future, This pen has become my use for every writing need instrument,

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