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#21 ErrantSmudge

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:11

49 € MSRP is less than I expected for this pen.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:26

Well, now we know it is not a piston-filler.


I consider getting from point A to point B an undue constraint on what might otherwise be an enjoyable drive.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:33

Well, now we know it is not a piston-filler.


We also know it is not a platinum-plated gold nib like the L2K.
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:41

Its cool that you can get the barrel, cap or even the clip engraved for a ten-spot extra. An engraved clip would make a nice aesthetic, IMHO.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 06:09

49 MSRP is less than I expected for this pen.


Yeah. $55 is considerably less than the L2K and even the Studio... this is like a CP-2. ;)

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:12

Yeah. $55 is considerably less than the L2K and even the Studio... this is like a CP-2. ;)

- Anthony


PS: Maybe that's what the Aion is; a more ergonomic replacement for the CP-1? Let's see if U.S. dealers start carrying them or if we have to go through the Lamy Shop.

NOTE: Excuse me, folks; this was supposed to be an edit to the previous post, not a new one... not sure what happened. :huh:

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Edited by ParkerDuofold, 12 June 2017 - 10:15.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:23

Nah I hope they don't ditch the CP-1

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 20:46

I've asked LaCouronne when yhey'll have it in offer and it seems it should be available widely in august/september.



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 09:43

Nah I hope they don't ditch the CP-1


Hi Sciumbasci,

I hope not, for your sake; I know the CP-1 is a popular model in some circles. :)

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 14:40

The website says it's made of a single piece of molded aluminum, and given an optically contrasting brushed/sandblasted surface. The clip "looks" massive. I guess that means it's not solid like the Cp1 or 2000. I wonder how you insert the ink cartridge.

It also says that the new nib design is made for "expressive" writing. The price puts it in the AlStar league. So, while it's not a Profil (I had that pen, it was fantastic- until it broke apart), I think this pen offers enough interest to consider getting one.

I like the fact that Lamy paid a famous designer to make a truly affordable pen - the HfG Ulm (Gerd Muller) mission was to bring good design to everybody - so I'm super disappointed when designers like Mark Newson produce (ugly and impractical) aspirational objects for Montblanc. I guess Lamy has the deep pockets to pay Jasper Morrison to design a utilitarian object, and count on volume to make the money back. Way to go.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 21:48

It's not molded. It's deep drawn.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 20:17

It's not molded. It's deep drawn.

yes, I read that and mistranslated it not knowing what "deep drawn" means. Can you explain?
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 20:20

If only they would release an OBB nib to complement it ...

 

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 21:04

Dreep drawn means it is formed by high pressure without heat.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 21:05

yes, I read that and mistranslated it not knowing what "deep drawn" means. Can you explain?

 

Omg, I'll try...

 

Molding means the metal was poured into a matrix in a liquid or soft form. There is hardens and it released by opening the matrix.

 

Deep drawing is performed with metal sheets that are pressed into form by force. Like a car door for example.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 00:19

deep drawing metal

 

It appears to differ from what I knew as pressed metal only by the ratio of object extension to width.


I consider getting from point A to point B an undue constraint on what might otherwise be an enjoyable drive.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 20:37

Interesting. That's how my steel water bottle is made I guess. I'd like to see a video of how the Aion is made.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 03:00

Price will play a big part. I have a safari, al-star, 2000, and am waiting on my CP-1 and will be getting a studio on friday. Apart from the 2000 and safari petrol, I have not paid full asking price for any of them (the al-star was $28 on goulet, the CP-1 was $40, the studio is only $57)

 

I personally dislike the shape of the nib, it looks tiny, and not in the good way like a hooded nib has, it doesn't look like it was meant to be there.

 

If it's under $70 with a steel nib, I may bite. 

 

I guess it's for sale for $54 in europe. That's not bad. I guess I'll pick one up when they come state-side, because their retail website refuses to ship outside of germany, austria, and switzerland. I still think the studio has a more cohesive design.


Edited by Honeybadgers, 22 June 2017 - 03:04.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:48

The nib is bigger than Safari's

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Edited by sciumbasci, 22 June 2017 - 10:51.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 19:31

I guess the Badger means in relation to the grip.

 

Yet the pictures in the recent Lamy Shop Newsletter show it a bit more balanced. And I understand the new nib design now. It seems to follow the same virtual line like the roller ball tip to complete the curves of the pen.


Edited by Astron, 22 June 2017 - 19:38.

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