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Lamy Cp-1, Ef Nib


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#1 coleam

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 03:58

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I noticed that there aren't very many reviews for this pen, so I figured I'd post my thoughts:

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And some comparison shots with the Noodler's Ahab:

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P.S. I attempted some basic color correction to get the ink to look the same on my monitor as it does on the paper, but I'm not really sure how successful I was. Let me know if it looks completely off.

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#2 jwar2003

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:12

Hi mate.

Hate the pen love the review, well done.

I also cannot get on with skinny pens like this one and the vectors etc.

I think they are for early school Childs hands, and some ladies.

A you advised out seems to be perfectly ok with pencils.

Maybe it is court what you get used to.
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#3 Giordana

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:38

Totally agree about the grip, it does look a bit uncomfortable. On the other hand, it would be fun to add one of those plastic pencil grips hehe. That, by the way, is a lovely contrast between ink and pen.

#4 coleam

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 17:23

Thanks for the comments :)

The section itself isn't uncomfortable; it's more an issue of size. It's just a lot more comfortable to hold a thicker pen in a tripod grip.

I agree on the ink/pen contrast - it looks boring on the outside, but fun inks really liven it up. I'm currently working through a sampler of reds, and I've also got some Iroshizuku samples to play with as well.

I hadn't really thought about trying one of those pencil grips. It would probably make it more comfortable, but it would also make capping the pen impossible...

#5 VanRocket

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 23:00

I purchased this same pen just a couple months ago, and I think your review is very fair. The narrow body is indeed narrow and is not for everyone.

I do like this pen. I do not post my pens so that is not an issue for me. It has a solid feel and the understated appearance is something I like about it.

I think it is also a good alternative to the Safari if you don't like the Safari's grip section though, again, the narrowness of the barrel should also be a consideration.

Thanks for the review. Glad to see one for this pen.


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#6 jameswatts

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:44

I had one for a day, and when I unposted the pen, the short piece to which it attaches came off. I couldn't cap the pen, because the piece was well and truly stuck in the pen's cap. Fortunately the seller, acknowledging that this is a problem with this model, took it back. I sincerely hope my experience with this pen does not happen to you.

I have a number of Lamy models, and this was the first and only one to go so wrong -- and so quickly.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:14

I use my CP1 as a carry-everywhere pen, works very well for me. No problems w/ the size (but then I like skinny pens), section is very comfy to hold IMHO.

#8 nicholasyeo

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:40

Always wanted one of these pens... Might consider the points listed here before buying! :thumbup:

#9 coleam

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:24

I had one for a day, and when I unposted the pen, the short piece to which it attaches came off. I couldn't cap the pen, because the piece was well and truly stuck in the pen's cap. Fortunately the seller, acknowledging that this is a problem with this model, took it back. I sincerely hope my experience with this pen does not happen to you.

I have a number of Lamy models, and this was the first and only one to go so wrong -- and so quickly.

Huh, I never even considered that that piece could come off. It looks so sturdy... I'll definitely be sure to treat it more gently when I have it posted.

#10 jameswatts

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 14:40

As I said, I hope your experience is better than mine. I liked the pen, but am leery of getting another one. And, of course, I'm sure that there are many more examples of this pen out there that go through life without a problem at all, and I hope yours is one of those.

#11 Phormula

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:59

The grip of the CP1 reminds me of the grips of many FPs in the '80s, when minimalist design was the rule: thin pens with no frills. It is not that much different from a lot of FPs from that age, like the Paper Mate, the Aurora Marco Polo and the like.
Although a lot of people seem to prefer larger or tripod grips, being a traditional wooden pencil user, I have no issue in using those pens.
I have a CP1 that I got in gift, but it is sitting uninked in its original box. I must admit I never tried it.
Sorry for the quality issue you experienced in yours.
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