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Purple Safari In 2016... Finally


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#21 Kyrina

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 04:46

I'm disturbingly excited about the idea of a purple Safari. I love other pens more than my Safaris but I can't help but look forward to adding it to the collection. I do genuinely wonder about the tone of purple.



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Posted 22 November 2015 - 16:01

OK, purple... will it be quite different from the Hero 359 kit? Let´s review what is included in the kit :  three sections with EF, F and M nibs... 8 ink cartridges... converter... all that for 8.99USD (for example here) S&H included... really? not kidding?

 

And the specific tone of the Hero 359 is simply beautiful:

 

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You should achieve something worthwhile indeed, Lamy!  above all, if you take into account that any of your Safari nibs (or for that matter any Lamy nib, from the steel 1.9 to the 14K OB, except the Lamy 2000 nibs) fits perfectly in this Hero...

 

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#23 dcwaites

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 22:53

I had considered getting a pink one, but every time I looked at them they looked kinda, well, cheap and cheesy, to the point that I was contemplating getting a purple Al-Star instead (or at least looking at them).  But if the new Safari color is going to be purple, I'll wait and take a peek when they come out, and see which I like better.

I didn't think I wanted a Safari at all because I didn't like the grip.  But then someone gave me a metal-bodies Jinhao 599 and the grip was... not too bad....  So, apparently it's going to be a "wait and see" situation, which is good for my wallet regardless of which I end up with (if either).

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

My son's girlfriend has a purple Al-Star. It is a really nice, deep, almost, but not quite, glowing reddish purple. She almost didn't get it back. The anodising is surprisingly deep.


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 11:24

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 11:28

It has a black clip/nib!

 

I loved!



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 19:40

Looks promising! I don't think I'll be able to resist from buying it...

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 20:41

Purple is not really my thing, but if it's a sufficiently dark, subdued purple I might like it. If Luckmelon's photo is a true-to-life photo of a true-to-life photo, then it looks promising.

 

If it ends up being some sort of bright, Mattel, Barbie purple, then I'll give it a pass.



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 22:02

That looks fantastic.



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 22:26

Ahhh! It's so pretty! Purple is my favorite color, and this shade is just plain gorgeous! Can't wait to get one! :)



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 23:44

I love it. I just saw the promotion for the "Charged Green" (for the AL) and thought "not again!"



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 00:33

am I really seeing purple?

 

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 03:10



OK, purple... will it be quite different from the Hero 359 kit? Let´s review what is included in the kit :  three sections with EF, F and M nibs... 8 ink cartridges... converter... all that for 8.99USD (for example here) S&H included... really? not kidding?

 

And the specific tone of the Hero 359 is simply beautiful:

 

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Thanks!  Too good not to pick up! I found a site in English as the same deal in Spanish where I couldn't get my Paypal to go through.

 

AND ... 60th reunion at Williams College coming up in June '16. The Williams color is purple!

 

"Early in the summer of 1865 the Williams baseball team was about to leave Williamstown to play the final game of the series against Harvard, and just before our departure two young ladies -- my sister and my cousin* -- who were very much interested in the result of the game, learned that while Harvard had adopted magenta as its College color, Williams was without any. They hurriedly purchased some royal purple ribbon and made small rosettes out of it, and pinning one on each member of the team,” said Eugene M. Jerome (Class of 1867). “Let this royal purple be the Williams color, and may it bring you the victory over Harvard."

"The royal purple joyfully floated from the mast-head that next day, for the game was handsomely won. This victory gave Williams the championship in the intercollegiate contests between Princeton, Harvard and Williams, and the royal purple has ever since been the banner under which Williams has won so many brilliant victories."

Eugene M. Jerome (Williams Class of 1867) in The Williams alumni review, Apr. 1910. 

*Eugene's cousin was Jennie Jerome who would later become Lady Randolph Spencer Churchill, mother of Winston Churchill.

... From the Williams College web site

 

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 18:12

This just went to the top of my wish list! Thanks for the photos!


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#34 Munshi

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 19:20

I don't see it anywhere on sale, though?



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 19:40

Oh, nice.  The Pelican 205 Amethyst is already on my wish list; it couldn't hurt to put this on, too.


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 20:38

Thanks!  Too good not to pick up! I found a site in English as the same deal in Spanish where I couldn't get my Paypal to go through.

 

So did I. :D But I'm still looking forward to this Safari. So pretty!



#37 RMN

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 20:51

I don't see it anywhere on sale, though?

 

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 23:20

I don't see it anywhere on sale, though?

 

That is correct, Lamy did not launch the official product pictures yet.


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 15:14

 

What year are we living?

 

 

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Preorder? Modern capitalism is a bit more complex than you think!



#40 RMN

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 17:59

Preorder? Modern capitalism is a bit more complex than you think!

 

As far as I remember last year they were announced somewhere January and delivered March...

 

 

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