Lamy Safari in Charcoal

The iconic first fountain pen of college students all over the globe.

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The iconic first fountain pen of college students all over the globe.

Between the Lamy Safari and the Platinum Preppy, the Safari is definitely the higher quality pen (while the Preppy is better for tinkerers who like to mod their gear). Manufactured in Germany, these pens are durable, low-cost, and a great introduction to the world of fountain pens.

They function pretty flawlessly out of the box with little to no fiddling needed to get them tuned. Like any fountain pen, the more you use them, the better they get, as the nib wears itself against paper, it will adapt to  your writing style over time.

They accept standard cartridges, but can also be used with a converter. I don’t recommend turning these into eye-droppers. If that’s what you are after, have a look at the Platinum Preppy or some of the designs from Noodler’s.

Author: spottedgeckgo

Writer. Making my living on my pen, and working to turn a raw chunk of land into a future homestead.