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Lamy Safari Usa Independence Day

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#1 essayfaire

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 21:48

I have never had a Lamy before and decided to try this one because of the interesting color scheme.  I ordered it with an extra nib (italic) to try out as I had heard people really like the interchangeability of Lamy nibs.  I had never changed a nib before.

 

I think the pen is handsome but the plastic feels more like a toy than I expected; think Legos.  It was easy to replace the EF nib with the replacement.  All the pen parts fit snugly together.  The pen started pretty easily.

 

Although I like the triangular grip, I found the barrel of the pen too wide for my taste, the cap even wider, and the clip on the cap a bit awkward.  The pen's weight is well-balanced.

 

At this price point, I prefer the experience of writing with the Diplomat magnum.  À chacun son goût!


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 06:25

Would be good if you share some writing sample and pics


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 20:17

Can anyone verify whether this version is just a Lamy Joy cap on a Blue Safari barrel. if yes, then Im gonna create my own Iday version 😊

#4 essayfaire

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 20:22

Would be good if you share some writing sample and pics

Here's my attempt - apologies for both the handwriting and the photo quality (which is why I didn't do pics originally).  I have included a Diplomat Magnum in the photos for size comparison.

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#5 Tom Kellie

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 04:53

~ essayfaire:

 

I've never seen a Lamy Safari USA Independence Day fountain pen.

 

Thank you for posting the images above.

 

Such vivid colors!

 

It's helpful to see both the pen and the handwriting sample.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 08 September 2019 - 19:15

~ essayfaire:

 

I've never seen a Lamy Safari USA Independence Day fountain pen.

 

Thank you for posting the images above.

 

Such vivid colors!

 

It's helpful to see both the pen and the handwriting sample.

 

Tom K.

They just came out with them this year. I thought they looked cool.


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 19:08

I've always felt the clip should be the blue component... After all, on the US flag, the blue is just the upper/left quarter (approximately) while the red and white are in equal proportion (especially when you include the white stars to make up for the lack of a stripe).



#8 essayfaire

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 21:32

I've always felt the clip should be the blue component... After all, on the US flag, the blue is just the upper/left quarter (approximately) while the red and white are in equal proportion (especially when you include the white stars to make up for the lack of a stripe).

Yes, but on the US flag, the stripes are red and white - the clip (to my eye) provides the illusion of stripes. 


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 14:22

I saw this pen and wanted it purely as patriotic paraphernalia but I refrained because like you said, the plastic body feels cheap.  Wish there were more American flag pens.



#10 essayfaire

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 19:19

I saw this pen and wanted it purely as patriotic paraphernalia but I refrained because like you said, the plastic body feels cheap.  Wish there were more American flag pens.

Have you seen the Conklin Duraflex Freedom?  It looks more substantial.  I have no experience with Conklins, but this pen looks "American".


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