I know, there are tons upon tons of reviews out there of the Lamy Safari. However, I don’t think I’m wasting my time by adding one more. The Safari is not only a great beginner fountain pen, but a great addition to any collection. At any given time I usually have three inked up. The fact that the nibs are easily swappable makes this pen super versatile. Taking into consideration the durability, versatility and overall fun level, the Safari is a great pen that deserves a place in everyone’s collection. There are legions of loyal fans with huge collections of the Safari and I can understand why.
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I went about this review a little differently. Since I usually have a few of them inked up, I decided to use a few different nib / ink combinations for the review. It’s not uncommon practice for me to switch out nibs in the middle of the day because it’s just that easy. If you’re careful about it, it can be done with little to no mess and the only thing needed is a paper towel to quickly clean off the nib. Also, I assigned numerical score values to each section of the review. I wrote this review out a while ago and have since decided to discontinue the numerical scores. I think that being more specific with my writing can be just as helpful as a number.
The Lamy Safari is strongly recommended as both a beginner and every day pen. The price point, swappable nibs, and build quality make this purchase a no-brainer. I use the Safari on a daily basis and I highly recommend adding one, or two, or ten to your collection. They’re a great pen for trying out new inks too. They can be used with Lamy’s proprietary T10 cartridges or with their Z24 converter, making life easier.
Onto the reivew…I wrote this review on the Maruman Mnemosyne B6 notebook that I use for all my in class notes. This review is also pretty picture heavy, so I apologize in advance. Or you’re welcome in advance. Either way.
Pen: Lamy Safari
Inks / Nibs: Extra Fine with Diamine Evergreen, Medium with Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine, 1.1mm Stub with Scribal Work Shop Siren
Handwritten Review Scans:
For the sake of readability and not to overstuff everyone’s RSS feeds with pictures, there are a bunch more pictures in the gallery below. Feel free to sound off in the comments on your love/hate for the Lamy Safari.
29 thoughts on “Lamy Safari Fountain Pen – Handwritten Review”
A charcoal Safari was my first pen as well. It has a very special place in my heart. I’ve explored others, but the Safari is still my favorite. I’m waiting for an aquamarine, an apple green, and a pink one in the mail.
I always keep a bunch inked up. They’re always going to be a part of my collection.
I have looked everywhere for an aquamarine Safari. (?)
It was the Limited Edition color for 2011. I would try checking eBay, most retailers do not have any stock left. It’s a shame, because it’s such a nice color.
“couldn’t” = Typo? : ” I use the Safari on a daily basis and I couldn’t recommend adding one, or two, or ten to your collection.”
Wow, what a typo that was…thanks for pointing it out. Corrected it! I’m ashamed that I inadvertently bad mouthed the Safari.
I think the funky colours of the pen really fit the distinctive cap design. Plus the wayyy cool black box packing.
Keep searching for the Green Apple…found one in Nashville on OCT 8, 2014…love it!
It was my first fountain pen too, the mate one.
In those days back in my school time it wrote rather dry, whereas the same the same type of model which I hold in my hands today is pretty wet.
So because of my luck I couldn’t be happier …
Lamy Safari was my first fp. I now have many. I write with one every day. Your review is excellent.