When someone is getting interested in fountain pens, there is one pen brand that is almost always suggested to them: Lamy. Founded in 1966, Lamy has been in the business of making high quality writing instruments for quite a long time. Their Safari and AL-Star pens make excellent first pens, excellent gifts, and can become collectable as well as useful objects. They are affordable and durable pens that can last a lifetime.
The Safari was originally envisioned as a school pen for users between 10 and 15 years old. Manufactured from sturdy plastics and fitted with easily swappable steel nibs, they can stand up to the needs of school-aged people as well as those of us who are well beyond that age.
In this piece, we’ll take a look at the Safari and the AL-Star versions of this pen as well as a couple of different versions of those pens in the Vista and LX.