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So I was in the local post office and while waiting for the guy to find the parcel I was collecting I saw some fountain pens for sale on the counter. They were what I can only describe as knock off Lamy Safaris. Given that the post office is in Heidelberg Germany I found it almost bizzarly amusing that they were selling them. 6 euro each and I nearly bought one before coming to my senses. But when I got home I looked everywhere for my old matt black Safari and could not find it. I found a few fountain pens - my high school Waterman, a Pilot, a transparent Safari and also two Safari rollerballs (the rollerballs I never liked writing with at all). However, I seem to have got a bug, or craving, to use a fountain pen again. I loved using them years ago, but just started writing less and less by hand and more and more on computers. So I looked to buy a real safari to replace my matt black and saw the specials this year. The green savannah looks fantastic and is ordered, I was really tempted to get the terra one also. Meanwhile I am washing out my safari vista and the pilot I found (lots of strange colours coming out of both). The Waterman has too much sentimental value to take out the house (I do most writing at work). I can't wait for the green Safari to arrive, by the time it does I will have put ink in the vista and pilot, I'm a bit worried I don't write enough by hand to need three pens on the go. However that has not stopped me also looking at the Terra again and again. I am still determined to find my old matt black safari. I have moved house twice since I last used it and it must be in a box somewhere. This was all triggered by seeing those pens in the post office.
Yesterday at the pen shop. The guy emptied a small paper pack full of old Lamy Safaris in decent to excellent condition - various colours. All around $10. Could not believe my eyes when among the bunch peeked an unmistakable and familiar Green! The Savannah. Mint condition with the sticker still on it, although the print was gone. Picked them all and naturally felt overjoyed! However, in daylight today, I see a name sitting there, quietly, on one facet. Small fonts. Not very visible but distinctly there. Heat stamped / engraved. My question to any one who may be able to help is - 'what do I do?' 'can I remove the personalization?' Is there any way this name could be dealt with while retaining the matt finish of the surface of the barrel? In fact, I have another barrel from the past (just the barrel), somewhat beaten but without any imperfection. A bit off tone from the mint cap of this current find but I could still manage. I switched section and cap...but the cap is loose in this setting (the original barrel swapped with the replacement). Any help on either of these fronts would be really appreciated.. Good day all!