Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lamy Pens

I will show knitting soon. I'm just disenchanted with the whole intarsia thing right now. So, I'll show a few of my pens. As I said the other day, yes, fountain pens are still being made. There are lots to choose from. Lots of styles, lots of colors, and lots of prices. Lamy is a German company that seems to make a pretty good fountain pen for a very fair price. Hence, my owning four - two are "Al-Star" made from aluminum and two are "Safari" made from plastic. Two have fine points and two extra fine (you can also get medium, broad, and italic nibs; I have an italic, or calligraphy, nib on the way). These pens use cartridges or a converter so that you can use bottled ink (which comes in tons of colors!); you can see how much ink you have left in the little ink window.

Yes, I sound like an advertisement for Lamy pens, but I really do like them. Nice pens that write well. The pink one was my very first fountain pen and it has been a slippery slope. (Sort of like that first skein of really nice, alpaca yarn; you just have to have more :-) The pink currently has a beautiful pink color in it called Bouquet D'Antan and the red pen has Midnight Blues ink. (The other two are empty at the moment.) I have more pens and inks, but I wouldn't want to overload you in one post.



Blogger Chris said...

Oh, they are gorgeous! Hmm. *makes some notes*

11:26 AM  
Blogger Meredith said...

Ah, another Lamy devotee...I imagine you may well be adding some pens by different manufacturers soon...Waterman, Pelikan, Sheaffer, many pens, so much ink, so little time!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

My husband loves fountain pens; thank you for the heads-up!

--AlisonH at

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The St. Louis Arch sells fountain pens and ink (very inexpensive and cheaply made)...but what I love is they sell the wax seaing set too. I just think it'd be so cool to get a letter with a wax seal as in the victorian era. Very romantic.

1:00 PM  

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