Through all my years as a pen enthusiast, I always said I didn’t like the look of the LAMY Al-Star or Safari pens. Something about the clip put me off, despite how much I loved all of their bright colors. Then I wrote with one, and I’ll be darned if I didn’t love it. I love the triangle grip, I love the smoothness of the nib (my fave is the Medium), I love that the ink flows generously. They’re lightweight but a generous length, making it easy for me to write with one for prolonged periods. The ink cartridges are proprietary, which isn’t the best, but they’re big and last a long time, and you can choose from a variety of super fun colors.
Once I realized how much I enjoyed writing with one, of course my opinion of their appearance changed, and now I like the utilitarian look of the clip. In a short time, I managed to add four LAMYs to my collection, and I thought that would be enough for quite a while. Then I saw their 2018 Vibrant Pink special edition, and I was weak (Sorry, honey. Couldn’t resist!). Mine arrived yesterday and it’s stunning!
That’s a true representation of the color: it’s this gorgeous shiny metallic fuchsia, which might be close to overtaking purple as my favorite color.
Of course I had to get some of the matching Vibrant Pink ink cartridges too. I think I’ll need to order more right away!
The ink is just as pink and vibrant as the pen. Why would I put any other color in there?
I ordered mine from Goulet Pens and was delighted that they added a Tootsie Pop to my package; that’s a neat touch. But I’m pretty sure this pen is available at most of your favorite fine-pen sites too. Just don’t wait too long; I bet this one will be a hot seller!
I can’t imagine a world where purple isn’t your favorite color.
what a beautiful handwriting you have.
Aw, you’re very kind! Thank you!
I love Goulet Pens! They’re so awesome. I also love the special colors of the Lamys, but I personally don’t like the triangular grip. I guess that’s a bonus for my bank account… though I DO like the TWSBI pens, and they have special color editions of the 580 AL (and cost more than the Lamys) so maybe it’s not a win for me after all. 😉 I am going to have to get some of that vibrant pink ink, though!
I keep seeing and reading about the TWSBI pens; I think I need to try one!
Oh man, I love my TWSBIs. I have two (an Eco and a 580 AL) and will almost certainly be buying a third (a Mini) for my next fountain pen.
You make me want to start another collection with these posts. I keep thinking that a purple one would be great for taking knitting notes