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Lamy Fountain Pen Nib Buying Guide

Lamy Fountain Pen Nibs

Lamy’s modular fountain pen nibs aren’t particularly complex, but there are some basics concepts to know if you want to get the most out of them. Additionally, there are some long lists of details you might want to refer to that aren’t worth memorizing but will help you with your purchase.

This article will help you get your head around Lamy’s steel and gold fountain pen nibs.

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LAMY Lx Fountain Pen

The Lamy Lx is the luxury version of the Al-Star, and the highest end fountain pen in the Safari family.

The Lamy Lx is the top-of-the-line pen in the Safari family. That is to say that it’s the luxury version of the Lamy Al-Star. If you want to truly double-down on the Safari line of pens, this it the way to go.

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The Best Stationery Shops in New York City

New York City is a dream for shoppers of all kinds, but it really isn’t a stationery town. Compared to the cities of Europe or even some smaller college towns New York City’s stationery shops are few and far between, and dedicated pen shops are even rarer. What’s worse is that many of the longstanding places, like Pearl Paint’s iconic Canal Street location, have been closing.

Things aren’t all bad though, NYC still has some of the nation’s top stationery destinations.

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How To Swap Lamy Fountain Pen Nibs

Lamy Nib

In case you didn’t know it, one of the best features of Lamy fountain pens (aside from the Lamy 2000) is that they use a modular nib system. That’s right — you can pull the nib off your Lamy Al-Star and put it on your Safari. Or you can take the gold nib from your Scala and put it on your Vista.

Swapping your Lamy nib is an incredibly easy process once you get the hang of it. Here are a few ways to change those nibs…

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Lamy Booklets

In August 2019 Lamy announced that the company would start to sell paper. This was the first such release in the company’s history. One of the offerings is a 3-pack of softcover notebooks that Lamy calls their Booklets.

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What Fountain Pen Does Neil Gaiman Use?

Lamy 2000 Fountain Pen

Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods, Norse Mythology, The Graveyard Book, and many other titles is a dedicated fountain pen user. He’s talked publicly about his love of fountain pens many times, so with some research it wasn’t too hard to figure out what he’s been using over the years. He famously handwrites the first draft of his books using a fountain pen and then later edits them.

Gaiman, in 2012, mentioned that he has had between 40 and 60 pens, so this list will not be in any way complete but we’ll cover the pens he has talked about publicly.

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