I lost an insanely expensive fountain pen months ago, & have been heartbroken ever since. My efforts to find a suitable replacement proved futile, as stores over here seem to think that there are no other brands in the world except for Parker & Cross.
As time went by, desperation started to set in, and I decided to try my luck online. My Google searches led me to various sites on pens, crafts, GTDs, & lifehacks, until I finally narrowed down my choice to a Lamy Safari. It wasn’t too expensive for me to experience cognitive dissonance, & it wasn’t too cheap as to be mistaken for a disposable. Plus, charcoal gray is my favorite color.
- 1 Lamy Safari Pen, extra fine nib
- 1 Lamy Safari Pen, fine nib (because I couldn’t decide on a nib)
- 2 bottles of Noodler’s Ink (as if I will buy anything else)
- 2 converters
After a few weeks of waiting for my order (from Pendemonium, to a US delivery address, & finally to the Philippines), I was finally able to hold the glorious pens in my hands. They were perfect.
I was warned the Safaris were too light to hold — they weren’t. The combined weight & diameter of the body was just right. It was very comfortable — not at all tiring on the wrist.
I’m also glad I got both nibs. The fine nib is great for taking down hurried notes, and extra fine was awesome for numbers & math formulas.
The Safari in charcoal has a great finish, but not so much the royal blue — I could already see tiny little scratches on them.
In the next few months, I’ll be adding the Studio & the AL Star to my Lamy collection. There are some brands just worth being loyal to.