I bought this new on ebay over the weekend. Arrived today with a bottle of ink for a very good price.
I decided to go with a broad nib even tho I'm aware that Lamy have a reputation for being broader than most.
Most of my pens are medium and i just fancied something broader.
First impressions of this pen are good. Its medium weight and well balanced. Its defintely understated and not at all showy
but has pleasant clean lines.
Its easy to hold in the hand the the little "ears" that are used to make the cap fit dont at all interfere with my grip.
The nib is very smooth and also very wet. Ive tried three inks in succession. First I tried Pelikan blue black
which being pelikan is taken as a drier ink. This ink roared out of the nib and was possibly a bit too much on the juicy side.
I then tried the Lamy black that came with it. This too was pretty wet but seemed to settle down after a page or two - perhaps
this would happen with all inks after a fill ?
Lastly I tried Waterman Havanna brown which was largely similar to the Lamy.
The piston works really smoothly and it seems to have a large capacity - it also flushes to clear better than most
other pens ive tried.
In conclusion I'm pretty happy with this pen. I got it for the right price and its certainly good for a change
(but i still love my Pelikans).
Edited by declanh, 19 March 2009 - 17:18.