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Fun and functional the safari is made of sturdy and colorful ABS plastic. Its unique design features a flexible shiny chrome. wire clip and comfort molded grip section In sturdy ABS plastic,
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Like VW is to Mercedes Benz in the car world, Lamy is to Montblanc when it comes to pens. Montblanc has the famous name, makes conservatively designed pens and their products command higher prices. Lamy also makes quality pens but they are not as conservative in their designs and they are not afraid to sell reasonably priced pens.
I first saw this pen in Heidelberg, Germany and fell in love with the ergonomic shape of the grip and the really solid click when you extend the point. And the really cool thing about cheaper pens from great pen companies, you still get to use the same refills used in the big buck pens. Like Montblanc, Lamy refills are designed and made in house - unlike Faber Castell whose pens generally use Parker Style refills (not that there is anything wrong with a Parker refill !) This means that the guy with the big buck Lamy is writing with the same refill as the Safari owner. Sweet!
I actually have several Safari ballpoints and a .5 mm pencil -...
I am on my second Lamy Safari. I am a librarian and use the pen every day. The current one I purchased in 2003; the one before it in 1986. After more than fifteen years, it was wearing out. Refills last very long time too. Writes well, looks good, easy to hold.
Good pen for lefties -- Lamy's ink seems not to smudge as much as those from Chinese-made pens. The clip appears to be indestructable, and it really keeps the pen from falling out of a pocket.
The Lamy Safari is a good alternative to the rubber-grip genre of ballpoints, which eventually feel sticky from skin oils and everyday lint and dust. I would like to see the Lamy Safari in more colors, but I guess primary colors are adequate at this price point.
Since Pilot seems to have ended production of the no-nonsense retractable, this is a good (albeit pricier) upgrade.
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