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Review Lamy Safari Pink and Orange
Posted 08 August 2009 - 10:08
Well they arrived yesterday by mail. I ordered them on Sunday at PenGallery. In only three days from Kuala Lumpur to The Netherlands, I found that very quick service . I'm still looking to buy the white one and the lime one if I can find them. Well these two (Pink and Orange) are added to my collection. I hope you like the pictures because their where some odd looking faces in my direction around our house when I took the pictures..... ;-)
I know their are a lot of reviews on the net about this pen. Here you can read my opinion. I just could not bare the thought of not having a review of my new Lamy Safari's on my blog.
Lamy has great boxes they are shipped in. I like the way they do it. So here's kind of an Apple-like-unpacking-session. When you buy them at PenGallery they come with converter and one black ink cartridge (wich I never use). Lamy only have their one cartridges. So beware of buying other cartridges for your pen.
Since the 1930's Lamy has been producing writing instruments that have become the favorite of many. The Lamy Safari was designed by Wolfgang Fabian and is produced since 1980. The pen is made of plain ABS plastic, original made in red, yellow and blue. The barrel is round with flat front and back. The grip is sort a triangular. The Lamy Safari has a steel nib which is very sturdy. Lamy had this pen made aimed for young people. But I think a lot of older people like the pen also. The Lamy Safari is also known as the starter fountain pen.
This pen writes like a tank. Never slips or slides. I always choose fine-nibs. I tried different kind of inks: Noodler's, Montblanc, Private Reserve and J. Herbin. All came out very good. For the written review below I took Noodler's Saguaro Wine (purple-pink), the color matched so nicely with the pink-pen.
In the writter report I wrote:
"Thursday, august 8, 2009
I filled the Lamy Safari Pink (fine nib) with Noodler's Saguaro Wine. The color matches great with the color of the pen.
The pen writes great, the flow of the ink is good. Their is no bleedtrough on this Moleskine-paper with this combination pen-nib-ink.
The nib is the only thing which I think is minor. It is a steel nib and it is a little bit stiff in my opinion.
lenght: 139mm (5,47") - with cap over the nib-side (I think you call it capped??)
lenght: 129mm (5,08") - without cap and ready to write
niblength: 17mm (0,67")
barrel: 12mm (0,47")
price: about $ 22,= to $ 35,= (€ 15,= to € 25,=)
+ The pen writes like a tank
+ The pen is very durable
+ The pen is cheap but does not write or feel cheap.
+ Their are a lot of color's available
+ The pen will have for sure a cult-status in the near future.
+ See trough ink window
- The steel nib could have a little more 'feel'.
- Some people find them cheap looking
look also on my website http://inkyjournal.blogspot.com
Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:57
Posted 08 August 2009 - 14:06
Posted 08 August 2009 - 14:07
I love Safaris and I have some 20 (including the Al Stars, the Joys and a Vista), but my "pusher" here told me that the Pink will be available from September. I'll have to look to your pictures since then!
Posted 08 August 2009 - 17:08
I recently bought 10 of the pink Safaris and will be distributing them to my nieces and the daughters of friends when I visit Australia next month (the boys will be getting blue and black pens).
Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:08
Posted 19 September 2009 - 18:48
She who laughs, lasts
Posted 27 September 2009 - 10:17
Posted 27 September 2009 - 20:39
Very well done! excellent photos, Thank You!