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Lamy M21 Ballpoint Refill

Lamy’s M21 Mini Ballpoint refill is a D1 refill that works with select Lamy pens, including the Spirit, Lamy 2000 4-color, and all of Lamy’s “multi-system” pens. It’s one of the few ISO standard refill’s Lamy uses in its pen line.

Zebra 4C Refill

The Zebra 4C is a family of D1 sized refills. The group includes:

  • Zebra 4C-0.4 – 0.4mm
  • Zebra 4C-0.5 – 0.5mm
  • Zebra 4C-0.7 – 0.7mm

This is a longstanding series of refills that has been on sale for over 30 years. The D1 is a universal refill that many brands use. The refills are largely interchangeable but there can be some variation in width so they are not perfectly swappable from one brand to another.

Lamy Spirit Ballpoint

Lamy Spirit Pen

The Lamy Spirit is an ultra-slim, high-design ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil first released in 1994. The pen is know for it’s slim profile and “pierced” grip design, which brings a machine age design to Lamy that is a major departure from most of their pens.

The most notable detail about the Spirit is that the pen’s major components (grip, clip, and body) were made from just a single piece of stainless steel using a automated steps. This example of innovation and efficiency (both in terms of design and materials) made the Spirit one of Lamy’s most important writings interments of the 1990s.

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