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Lamy Nexx M


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#1 jackhickey75

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:43

I haven’t seen The Lamy Nexx M reviewed and I recently received a few.

1. First Impressions - 5/5

This pen came through the mail in a brown box from Mel Low. When I opened the box, I found a charcoal grey box, nothing exciting but certainly functional. I pulled out an Aluminium pen with a bright orange cap which was much larger than the online photos led me to believe. It was a very happy looking pen and came with a Lamy blue cartridge. I couldn’t wait to try it out.

2. Appearance -5 /5

This pen comes in 2 colours, (blue and orange) I opted for the orange version.
The cap is bright orange which is accented by an aluminium ring and clip. The clip looks a bit flimsy but has stood up so far. The body starts as a triangle which rounds off nicely to a rubber grip which triangulates again. The grip is similar to the Safari but more rounded and a bit thicker. Overall this pen looks fairly sturdy. (Note: this pen does not look like the Lamy Nexx)

3. Design/Size/Weight -4.5 /5

This pen is similar in size to the Lamy Safari in length and weight. The grip is thicker and more rounded which may suit a larger hand. The pen is light and easy to use. I have yet to develop any cramping with it. In fact I am getting more cramps typing this…
I don’t usually post pens and this pen feels fine unposted. Posted it feels unbalanced but this could be me as I am not used to it.

4. Nib - 4.5/5

This pen comes with a steel nib. The same one used in the Safari line. I received a fine and extra-fine version and I am using the Lamy blue ink supplied. The nib is smooth, there is no skipping and the start up is immediate. The EF feels a bit scratchy to me.

5. Filling system - 3/5

This pen is a C/C and it only uses Lamy cartridges. The converter is not included with this pen.

6. Cost/Value – 4.5/5

I bought this pen off eBay from Melpens (no affiliation). I got 4 pens for $105 and free shipping. This is $26.25 per pen. I don’t know if this is over-paying. Pens down here in Oz are typically 1.5-2 times the price elsewhere and I have not seen this pen for sale in the shops… so I bought it.

7. Overall -4.5/5

I have always liked Lamy pens and I think this is their usual quality. It is not for everybody but of the 4 I started with I have 1 left. My girlfriend took one, her mother took another and a friend took my third from me at the pub to “try out” on his crossword.
This is a fun pen and so far has proven it self to be sturdy. It has been dropped, sat on, and even dunked into a pint of Guinness (in the name of research of course). I think this pen does exactly what it says on the tin…it writes like a Lamy.

If you are looking for a pen that is low maintenance or you have too many Safaris you might like this pen. In fact I think I will have to go back to Mel and get a few more.

Cheers,

Jack

PS: sorry no photos but you can find some on Lamy's website

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#2 Vaiar

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 20:01

I don't think you overpaid, the Lamy Nexx M costs € 20,- at the major pen shop in Utrecht in the Netherlands.

#3 impossiblebird

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 22:44

Hello
Have you had the Nexx long enough yet to be able to say how quickly the nib will dry out when left untouched for a while?

#4 impossiblebird

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 22:49

I meant to add, as regards price, normal online price in the UK is £14.75, including delivery (currently AUD26.66). I have seen them discounted to £10 inc.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 18:49

Definitely the best Lamy. I just need a Nexx M.
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#6 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 19:11

I was just wondering if it is a "Lamy" only cartridge or the regular smaller international, in that I don't think a pen company today (outside of Cross, but I am still a noobie) would go it's own cartridge. That would give you Pelikan and other company's options.
Some pens you can piggy back two international cartridges...if so you can use a normal "US" sized in there also.

Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 19 November 2009 - 19:12.

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#7 impossiblebird

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 21:34

According to cultpens, it uses the Lamy Z24 Converter, so I assume only Lamy carts?

#8 gary

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:41

The Nexx

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The page:
http://www.lamy.com/eng/b2c/nexx

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#9 saintsimon

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:54

I was just wondering if it is a "Lamy" only cartridge or the regular smaller international, in that I don't think a pen company today (outside of Cross, but I am still a noobie) would go it's own cartridge. That would give you Pelikan and other company's options.
Some pens you can piggy back two international cartridges...if so you can use a normal "US" sized in there also.

Lamy always had its own cartridges. There are no Lamy pens compatible with international cartridges.

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 22:49

Best grip section ever!

#11 jackhickey75

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 07:18

Hello
Have you had the Nexx long enough yet to be able to say how quickly the nib will dry out when left untouched for a while?


Hi have been away from this thread for awhile...Sorry bout that.

been using it a lot and no drying out I have noticed. that being said I use it every day all day so there is not much down time. have left it over the weekend several times and it picks up right where it left off.

as for the cartriges, not sure what else fits. I only have bottled ink here so haven't tried any.

but still liking this pen though. Is in my regular rotation

I may have added a photo if it worked :ltcapd:

Edited by jackhickey75, 24 December 2009 - 07:25.


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Posted 24 December 2009 - 07:18

Best grip section ever!



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#13 impossiblebird

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 19:16

I picked up one for a fiver on ebay, and I like it! Doesn't dry out when left over the weekend, and has a comfy section. It's very light, and the balance is such that I find it more comfortable to use cap unposted (I'd usually prefer to post cap), but I've tied the cap to my notebook using the big eye on the clip, which keeps pen and book together, and discourages the Borrowers.....

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 05:22

Looking at the pictures, it seems the only difference between the Nexx and the Nexx M is the cap style. Are there other differences?
Has: Lamy Safari M, Lamy Studio Steel F, Lamy 2000 F, Ice Blue Pilot Capless M, Lamy AL-star, TWSBI 540
Wants: Pelikan M1000 or perhaps M800, Parker Duofold Centennial, Gold M for Studio, Lamy 2000 M, Visconti Homo Sapiens, some Kawecos and Rotrings

#15 Edgar Allan Bo

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:24

I was just wondering if it is a "Lamy" only cartridge or the regular smaller international, in that I don't think a pen company today (outside of Cross, but I am still a noobie) would go it's own cartridge. That would give you Pelikan and other company's options.
Some pens you can piggy back two international cartridges...if so you can use a normal "US" sized in there also.

Lamy always had its own cartridges. There are no Lamy pens compatible with international cartridges.


The older ones are... the typical LAMY cartridge came out somewhere in the 1980's!?! Older LAMY cartridge pens (like LAMY 26P) use standard international cartridges, Pelikan, Waterman, etc...

#16 Jimmy James

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 16:23

Is there a good US source for these pens?

#17 Jimmy James

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 02:42

I actually just caved in and put in an order from CultPens. They have the purple Pelikano I have been desiring, and this is a good way to leverage the shipping fee.






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