There are quite a few classics out there when it comes to fountain pens, but few are as iconic as the famous Lamy AL-star and/or Safari pens. While these look similar, the Safari is the basic model made from a unicolor durable plastic, while the AL-star is sort of an upgraded version with a colored aluminium body and a transparent section. The nibs are the same.
I have had quite a few Lamy Al-stars over time, lost some and gave some away, but somehow never got around to actually reviewing one. So I am grateful that Ron at the PenChalet was kind enough to offer one to me for review, as I had none at the moment, so that I could finally shoot a video on this pen classic.
Check out the video-review below, which is, as always, preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!
- Lamy Al-star
- Aluminium barrel with chrome accent clip and a smokey-transparent section
- Available in a number of different colors (plus some special edition colors)
- Converter-/cartridge-filler (proprietary Lamy, comes with one T-10 cartridge, no converter included, the converter you need is the Z24)
- Available steel-nib options: Extra Fine (EF), Fine (F), Medium (M), Broad (B), LH (left hander), and some stub nib options // anyway, the pen takes the swappable Z50 nibs that can be purchased separately
- Price: around 25 – 30 €
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