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What Is Your Favourite Lamy Safari/ Al-Star Color Ever?

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#101 Nanya

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 21:13

That green blue is very pretty and the copper orange is my favorite al-star

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#102 Tas

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 21:23

I only have one. Not sure why though as it's a stunning writer. It's white with a black EF nib. Fab for sketching and it always has Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite in it.

 

(If anyone knows where I can get a black clip for it, it'd really help with my OCD  :) )



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Posted 29 September 2015 - 22:47

Coffee is my favorite that I own. Ruby red is the one I lust after.

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 15:02

I only have one. Not sure why though as it's a stunning writer. It's white with a black EF nib. Fab for sketching and it always has Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite in it.

 

(If anyone knows where I can get a black clip for it, it'd really help with my OCD  :) )

 

To find the black clips as spare parts is a process of trial and error, some distributors could ask for them directly to Lamy but the majority sells the entire cap... Ask directly to the distributor of Lamy in England first, if you get a negative answer try buying a replacement cap or a used pen that is being sold as spare parts.

 

A fellow FPN Canadian user bought several of them from Lamy´s distributor in Canada... Maybe he´s willing to share his findings! You can find him in the several 'how to fix / change Safari cap...' threads.



#105 Tas

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 15:37

 

To find the black clips as spare parts is a process of trial and error, some distributors could ask for them directly to Lamy but the majority sells the entire cap... Ask directly to the distributor of Lamy in England first, if you get a negative answer try buying a replacement cap or a used pen that is being sold as spare parts.

 

A fellow FPN Canadian user bought several of them from Lamy´s distributor in Canada... Maybe he´s willing to share his findings! You can find him in the several 'how to fix / change Safari cap...' threads.

 

Thank you. It has certainly been a trial, which has only led to error so far. I keep looking for a spare cap / cheap pen on ebay but no joys. Not thought of contacting a distributor. Good idea.

 

 

I wouldn't want to ask fellow FPNers for somthing so trivial - although I think it was one of those threads that planted that seed in my mind  :)



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 16:58

Thank you. It has certainly been a trial, which has only led to error so far. I keep looking for a spare cap / cheap pen on ebay but no joys. Not thought of contacting a distributor. Good idea.
 
 
I wouldn't want to ask fellow FPNers for somthing so trivial - although I think it was one of those threads that planted that seed in my mind  :)

A little of water for those thoughts...

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I love the Safari with black garments, specially the Alpine White Safari of the 90's, the textured one, but I'm not paying anytime soon Lamy 2000 money for a Safari, which is the price they're selling for... so I switch clips and nibs between a charcoal and white Safaris, the frankenpen was adopted by my wife.

Any approaching event worthy of a gift for family or friends could result in a lucky owner of a frankenpen...

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 22:18

For the Safari I would say White. Super clean and elegant. As for the Al-Star I would have to go with the new Copperorange! Just a really nice color.



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 22:32

Matte black or gun metal

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 22:59

I love the burnt orange and matt black.


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 05:51

For the Safari, it's gotta be the Charcoal.  I feel the textured material is far more comfortable.  The gives it a softer feel to the ultra smoothness of the other Safaris which feel cold and hard to me.

 

For the Al-Star, I can't choose between the Ocean Blue and the Copper Orange; they are tied for my favorite color.


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Posted 12 October 2015 - 12:52

I only have one. Not sure why though as it's a stunning writer. It's white with a black EF nib. Fab for sketching and it always has Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite in it.
 
(If anyone knows where I can get a black clip for it, it'd really help with my OCD  :) )


Considering you're in Europe, you can contact Lamy DE directly, maybe they'll be able to sell you those.

Edited by gammada, 12 October 2015 - 12:57.


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Posted 12 October 2015 - 13:07

A little of water for those thoughts...

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I love the Safari with black garments, specially the Alpine White Safari of the 90's, the textured one, but I'm not paying anytime soon Lamy 2000 money for a Safari, which is the price they're selling for... so I switch clips and nibs between a charcoal and white Safaris, the frankenpen was adopted by my wife.

Any approaching event worthy of a gift for family or friends could result in a lucky owner of a frankenpen...

 

Lovely!

 

 

Considering you're in Europe, you can contact Lamy DE directly, maybe they'll be able to sell you those.

 

I tried that.

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#113 gammada

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 02:09

For the Safari, it's gotta be the Charcoal.  I feel the textured material is far more comfortable.  The gives it a softer feel to the ultra smoothness of the other Safaris which feel cold and hard to me.

 

For the Al-Star, I can't choose between the Ocean Blue and the Copper Orange; they are tied for my favorite color.

 

For some reason, I don't like blue that much in a Safari, but it looks quite great on the Al-Star.



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Posted 13 October 2015 - 02:10

 

Lovely!

 

 

 

I tried that.

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LOL, you almost made me "ink" my entire work surface with coffee!!!


Edited by gammada, 13 October 2015 - 02:10.


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Posted 14 October 2015 - 14:28

From the regular current series I really like the Safari matt black/charcoal/anthracite or whatever else it's called. I've got two of them (my wife actually kidnapped my first one). From special editions I like (but don't have any of) the Safaris with the accented clips -- black with red or yellow clip, that sort of thing. I used to have a cornflower blue Safari with red clip but it got lost along with a Vista and a Parker 45 in a household move :(. I remember the stationary shop I bought it from had it on discount. Look how much these go for now *sigh*



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 12:26

Gosh... I bought a Lamy Safari because I wanted a cheap beginner pen (one easy on the wallet), but now I'm starting to want to collect all the colours!  :unsure: My poor wallet... 



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 18:31

Yeees, once this disease infected you, there's no way back (speaking of my own experiences here ;) )...





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