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  1. fizzybugster

    Counterfeit Lamy?

    About a year ago, I bought a Lamy Safari off of Amazon. It was the only second pen I ever bought, so I didn't realize that Amazon is notorious for selling fake pens. I wrote with it pretty regularly, had no problems, but on a whim I checked the same Amazon page that I purchased from. The seller was LAMY, but over half of the reviews complained that they were sent fakes. That got me worried that mine was counterfeit, too. Looking at all the known indicators, my pens seems to pass the rest, but my worry comes when I compare it to my AL Star. I know they are different in width, but is the Safa
  2. ericlindheim

    Beginner Question

    Hello everyone, I have just started my interest in fountain pens, and just joined this network. On my post in the Introduction forum, I was advised to buy a Lamy Safari as a good starter pen. However, upon looking, it seems like the Lamy Al-Star is better. Is there really any difference in quality? Thanks
  3. Liberty's Elysium is my second favorite blue (Kon-Peki is first) but it dries so fast on many nibs. I am thinking of buying an Al-Star to keep said ink in all the time for every day use. Does the Al-Star and this ink combo cause quick nib drying? or does it stay fairly wet?
  4. fitz123

    Nib Creep On Lamy Al Star

    HI, I'm thinking of buying a Lamy Black Al star with a black nib and using it for school. Nib creep really irritates me, but my favorite ink- noodlers black is very prone to this. Anyone who has then pen and ink, can you tell me if the nib creep- if there is any- is noticeable on the black nib? Thanks
  5. All in the title, but a few more details. Tight on budget, but I do want a pen and a 580 is around the ballpark on the maximum I want to spend this moment. I've seen some glowing reviews for the 580 and the Al Star, so I really can't decide myself. I'm leaning more to the Al Star but the major factor is smoothness. I've had a Safari and I know the nib was smooth, but can the 580 bring something different and enjoyable too? Edit: Nib preference would F or M. Also the writing angle would be a bit low, but pretty sure both pens are lax on the angle.





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