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LAMY Dialog 3 Fountain Pen, Fine Nib Point (L74F)

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Fine Nib Point
  • Fountain Pen with fine nib
  • Palladium finish with cartridge filling system
  • Twist mechanism
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Product Information

Size Name: Fine Nib Point
Technical Details
Brand NameLamy
Item Weight3.2 ounces
Product Dimensions6.1 x 0.4 x 0.4 inches
Item model numberL74F
ColorSilver
Number of Items1
SizeFine Nib Point
Point TypeFine Point
Ink ColorSILVER
Manufacturer Part NumberL74F
  
Additional Information
ASINB002YQ6A20
Best Sellers Rank #10,202 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableNovember 25, 2009
  
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Product Description

Size: Fine Nib Point

The LAMY dialog 3 is a revolutionary fountain without a cap. Thanks to a fascinating twist mechanism the nib slides elegantly out of the interior of the barrel, while the clip retracts onto the shell. The twist-action fountain pen is then ready to write. When the fountain pen is twisted closed a ball valve automatically moves in front of the opening and protects the retracted nib from drying out and getting dirty. The clip lifts up and the fountain pen can be clipped into a pocket or bag. Twist-action fountain pen in palladium finish. With cartridge filling system with ink cartridge LAMY T 10 blue, converter Z 26 and pen case made of beech. With full retractable 14 Kt bi-Color gold nib, anodized.

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This pen writes very smoothly.
Tim Riesman
I like turning the pen to reveal the nib and turning it in the opposite direction to retract the nib.
Robert Schumacher
I sign a lot of formal documents and get such a buzz signing in real blue ink!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By R. J. Reid on January 1, 2011
Size Name: Medium Nib Point
I received the Dialogue 3 as a gift not long after it was introduced to the market. I fully expected the retractable nib, nib cover, or retractable pocket clip to fail at some point, but I've put the pen through hundreds, perhaps thousands, of cycles, and I have no problem with it yet. It seems that the designer did their job well. The quality of the medium nib is top-notch. Not for people who have small hands, though. This pen is large, and does take some getting used to.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Awais A. Sheikh on February 3, 2012
Size Name: Medium Nib Point Verified Purchase
I got this as a birthday present from my wife.
I love this stuff. It writes smooth without effort.
Best part is you can just twist it to get the nib in or out. No fuss.
And until it is completely twisted closed, it wont clip on your pocket either, just another ingenious way to make sure it is really closed so no accidental leaks.
One important thing, it does weigh heavy for a fountain, so if you have small hands or if you are not used to it, it might take you time to get used to it.
If you like using fountain, you will love this one.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. Jacobs on January 3, 2014
Size Name: Medium Nib Point
I eagerly awaited this pen, and I received it as a gift shortly after it became available. First the positive. It's beautiful, the design is clever and works well (when it works, see below), it writes well and in general is a pleasure to use. it is large, but I have large hands so that's not an issue for me. Since the body of the pen is a cylinder with no tapering it's not highly ergonomic, and it did take some time to get used to it. I use mine with the converter and Waterman Havana ink which seems to work very well with this nib - I almost never have a drying issue, nor any drip issues, etc. When it works it's my primary pen and gets used often throughout the day. I don't care much about such things, but the wooden case that the pen comes in is quite tasteful and nice.

Unfortunately, I've had to send the pen in 3 times for repair. The first because the palladium finish started to peel off, the 2nd and 3rd times because the twist to open mechanism failed. I think they replaced the entire pen the first time because the mechanism felt different after I received it.

I treat all my possessions, including my writing instruments with care - no dropping, no forcing, and I routinely clean the nib. I waited a long time for this pen to be released and I’m disappointed in the quality of the instrument. When it works properly it is a pleasure to use, but it’s frustrating to need to keep sending it in for repair. In the great scheme of things a $300 fountain pen isn't all that expensive. Still and all, for that kind of money it should work properly.

I will say that the folks at Lamy have been easy to deal with - I think this is a QC or engineering issue.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sbyinpa on November 15, 2012
Size Name: Fine Nib Point Verified Purchase
I received the pen in a timely fashion, overseas in about a week. The price was very reasonable, and the pen arrived in fine shape. I had watched a number of YouTube reviews of this pen, was intrigued, had a little extra cash since I hadn't bought a new pen in over a year, and decided to splurge. The mechanism is marvelous. Unlike the Pilot Vanishing Point, which sports a ball-point-like push button, the nib advancement is through twisting the back part of the barrel against the front. As you do this, a spherical shell covering the retracted nib slides to one side as the nib extends. What I like about the pen is its intricate engineering and sleek look; there are just two things I don't like. The first is that the ink flow is a bit skimpy. If I write slowly enough it keeps up, but the line gets a bit anaemic if I go too fast. It doesn't stop flowing altogether, but it does get a might pale. So far I've tried both the cartridge (blue, included with the pen) and the converter (using Parker b/b Quink). It may just be that the nib needs some adjusting, and I may try to find a Lamy dealer nearby (in the UK) to do this, but that's a hassle one shouldn't have to deal with at this price range. The second thing I don't like is something that probably can't be remedied without redesign: when the converter is fully inserted into the section, only the twist knob is visible and you can't see how much ink there is. Knowing how much I and many others appreciate being able to gauge the ink reserve, I'm surprised the designer of this pen didn't think to allow for even a couple of millimeters of view space. My actual rating is somewhere closer to a 3.5 than a 4 star.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. ohen on August 27, 2014
Size Name: Fine Nib Point
1. When the Dialog 3 first was available in the U.S., at least some (maybe all) had severe ink flow (feed+nib) problems. If you bought one of those, you should return it to LamyUSA for repair or replacement.
2. The capless mechanism is ingenious, but not air tight. If you have problems with the nib drying out, or, more likely, problems getting the ink to flow and not skip, I suggest the following from my own experience with several Lamy cartridge/converter extra fine fountain pens:
2a. REMOVE (unscrew) the converter/feed/nib assembly from the pen case.
2b. Try changing ink. I use Waterman Florida Blue (now renamed Serenity Blue).
2c If you still have problems, replace the piston converter with Lamy ink cartridges. In EVERY Lamy cartridge/converter pen I've used, the pen worked MUCH better with cartridges than converters. It seems that, for some reason, the ink in Lamy converters (but not cartridges) is drawn away from the nib feed.
2d. If you are still having problems you should try replacing the Lamy ink in a Lamy cartridge with another ink, such as the Florida/Serenity Blue. Here's how:
i. Buy a hypodermic such as the ones diabetics use to inject insulin. They may be available in some states without a prescription. (Tell the pharmacist why you need it.) BE CAREFUL: Don.t stick yourself!!!
ii. If the cartridge is not empty, pierce the end by inserting it into the Dialog 3 feed/nib assembly and then removing it.
iii. To remove any ink in the cartridge, hold it (over a sink) with the open end down. Insert the hypodermic needle in the open end of the cartridge and press the plunger to "blow" air into the cartridge to force the ink out of the open end.
Be careful not to douse yourself and everything else with ink.
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