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Kaweco Sport Classic Or Lamy Safari

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#21 Vintage Razor

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 23:31

I have several Safari pens and they are daily writers that never fail.



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 23:41

I'll be the maverick here, go for the Kaweco. I love the nib, mine is smoother and has less drag than my Safari. I also had the satisfaction of making mine into a sac filler with an inexpensive #18 clear silicone sac and a dab of shellac. Holds a lot of ink now! I get many compliments on its small size and large capacity. Either way, you won't go wrong. 

 

+1..  I don't like fine nibs, but my Kaweco Fine is the smoothest nib ever...   I actually do not like the nibs of my Lamys (I have two,  an All Star and a Vista an F and a 1.1).. Nothing really wrong with them... they are just not as good as my Kawecos.  I have 5 Kawecos... nibs range from F all the way to 1.5 Italic... all fantastic.  :wub:   Best pen ever.


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#23 Eyedoc

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 00:01

+1 for Kaweco. Much better nib IMHO and a cooler looking pen, again IMHO. You can buy the nib/front section separately if you want to swap it over later too. The nib on a Kaweco is really firm by the way, put I prefer that. I have owned quite a few Lamys in my time and found the quality of their nibs to vary - a lot.
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#24 fncll

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 00:04

I'd go with the Safari *because* of the grip and the swappable nibs.

 

If you go with the Kaweco, it is a good candidate to be quickly made into an eyedropper:

 


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#25 fncll

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 00:05

I'd go with the Safari *because* of the grip and the swappable nibs.

 

If you go with the Kaweco, it's easy to convert to an eyedropper that holds a good bit of ink:

 


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 02:52

I have the Al Star - to use someone else's phrase, it has a more "grown up" look. Rather than the ABS plastic the Safari is made from it is made of Aluminum. Otherwise, they are virtually identical. The Al Star comes in Aluminum, Black, Graphite, Pearl, Purple,Ocean Blue. From Goulet Pen's (satisfied customer) it is about $8 more.


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#27 nigeldsouza

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 11:27

Wow!!! Thank you for your response FPNer's!! 

 

Though I want to have both pens in my collection, it looks like I may probably buy the Lamy Safari first because it suits my criteria and there are pen shops in Mumbai where I can test drive one. Will probably have to put off the Kawco Sport for a few months. 

 

Thank you once again for your advice..Ill make sure I post pictures when I do buy it :)







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