Stationery 🍕

Lamy Safari

2021-10-06

Lamy Safari is a very popular beginner fountain pen, when I was considering to get into fountain pens this was kind of the only option.

There was probably others, but this was what everyone suggested. I got a Pilot Metropolitan as my first pen instead, and bought a Safari at a later point.

There is a lot to like about the Lamy Safari. You have a ton of colors available, plus a lot of special editions over the years that you might be able to find.

Much more nib options than the Metropolitan. And I think the Lamy nibs are way better than the Pilot ones.

As an added bonus it is really easy to change them.

I like how goofy it looks, but the Metropolitan has a much more “serious” look that some might prefer.

The reason I have never been able to actually use this or any more inexpensive Lamy pens is because of their grip sections.

Some pen brands do this thing with some of their pens where they shape the grip section to help you “correctly grip the pen” as in the Lamy Safari or they put the clip in the middle of the grip and all kinds of stuff like it.

This can become a problem if you for example are left handed or in any other way are outside of the “normal”.

Not all left handed people have a problem with this pen, but I do. I tried a bunch of times to get into it. But it is just either uncomfortable or very weird for me to use it.

I wish I could recommend this pen, but I have never liked it or been able to use it much. If it only had a better grip section I’d be all over it. Great colors, easy to change nibs and all of that.