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Lamy Safari Medium Nib Vs Abc

lamy abc safari medium nib

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#1 Schoenberg


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 00:29

Does anyone have experience with Lamy Safari M nib and ABC nib?


ABC has only one size of nib -- medium.

So far it looks different from the Safari M nib, but is interchangeable with Safari.


Any difference?Which is superior?

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#2 James TPC

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:24

Hello Schoenberg,


You are correct both nibs are interchangable. The "A" nib supplied with the Abc is intended for new writers and has been ground to be slightly more forgiving than a standard nib i.e. will write at more extreme angles than perhaps an adult would hold a pen.  The line width is somewhere between a Lamy fine and medium nib.


I'm not sure I would say either is superior, however, we do sell Abc's to adults (with the A nib fitted) and standard Lamy nibs to younsters from our shops and no one has had an issue with either.


I hope that's some help,



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#3 be202025


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 13:54

personally i would prefer safari over ABC just for aesthetics, in terms of nib sizes i prefer to write with F.

Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you've found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for.


Want: Montblanc 146 Burgundy F | Need: What do you think?


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