Most people who appreciate fountain pens do have a somewhat ambivalent relationship to, say, ballpoint pens. If a ballpoint pen is used, it is often for some of the more pragmatic use cases, e.g. blueprints, dirty or rugged environments, or simply for the pragmatics of push-a-button-and-ready. No much uncapping.
Well, there is a remedy to that, even in the fountain pen world! It is called ‘retractable nib pens’ – just that there aren’t too many choices out there.
Certainly, there is the legendary Pilot Capless/Vanishing Point. Recently the Platinum Curidas has joined those ranks. With Lamy, there is also a German make out of Heidelberg: the Lamy Dialog, one of Lamy’s flagship models.
And since I seem to be on somewhat of a Lamy review spree those days (plus you haven’t seen my backlog!), I am happy to have been able to examine that one closer for you.
Before we hop into the review, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Appelboompennen for supporting the review of this pen. You can also buy the Lamy Dialog in their webshop (no affiliate – just a friendly pointer).
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 Dialog – piano black (available in a number of different colors and finishes)
- Retractable nib (twist mechanism)
- Metal barrel, polished finish
- Cartridge-/converter filler (Lamy proprietary)
- Available 14k gold nib options: Extra Fine (EF), Fine (F), Medium (M), Broad (B), Oblique Medium (OM), Oblique Broad (OB)
- Price: ca. 265 €
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