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Video-Review: Lamy Safari & Lefty Nib

The Lamy Safari is one of the best and most frequently recommended entry level fountain pens, an absolute design icon, and generally probably one of the most sold fountain pens overall. Add it’s collectability through a myriad of colors, and it’s quite astonishing that it took me ages to get around to do a review of this pen.

Sure, I am not the first person to review the Lamy Safari, but hey: any stationery reviewer – sooner or later – has to have reviewed the Lamy Safari, I guess. Let’s call it the “pen reviewer’s rite of passage”. It’s just the way it is.

Now, to add at least a little twist to it all – and since I am a left-handed fountain pen user – I decided to combine this review of the Lamy Safari with a review of the lefty nibs that Lamy offers. What I think of the Safari and those lefty nibs? Well, let’s check it out in the video below, which is, as always, preceded by some quick facts. Sure enough, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!

Quick Facts

  • Lamy Safari fountain pen
  • Resin body with an ink window
  • Triangular grip section for correct writing posture
  • Cartridge/converter-filler (Lamy proprietary T10 or Z24 converter)
  • Available steel nib sizes: EF (Extra Fine), F (Fine), M (Medium), B (Broad)
  • Price: ca. 15 – 20 €

Video Review

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  1. Gijs Gijs

    Hats off to you for this lefty review. As a fellow left-handen writer, the coincidence is I have been writing with a umbra Safari with a black LH nib for the past month or so. I agree that a LH nib is not absolutely necessary, but being an overwriter it performs much better for me than shown in your review; no skips and a very generous ink flow. So maybe the LH nib does work for overwriters better than for you as an underwriter.

    • Scrively Scrively

      Interesting thought! This may very well be – I will try it out. Thank you for this feedback and your comment!

  2. You should clean your fountain pens every time that you decide to change either the color or brand of your ink.If you are cleaning a converter or piston type pen, simply submerge the pen in water and then draw the water into and push it out of the ink reservoir until it runs clear.

    • Scrively Scrively

      Good you say that ?.

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