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Great pen, wrong material for my taste
on February 21, 2016
I bought this one to replace my almost 10yr old M-nib Safari Vista (clear Safari) because it started to look to beat up to use it in meetings. I bought this in F nib together with a B black Lamy Safari and a Faber-Castell Ondoro Oak (M) at almost the same time. The Lamy B is too broad for my taste so I shifted the B nib to the old pen and use it with red ink for grading papers (college professor). I really liked the Lamy F, but I had to let it go when sold the Lamy Studio (scratch magnet, didn't love the brush steal texture to the touch and the clip seemed too move a little too much for my peace of mind) because that's the one the buyer wanted. So I use the new Safari with my old M nib and it outperforms the Faber-Castell whem the latter tends to get dry after storage in certain positions that I have yet to figure out. Both the Lamy Studio and Safari is always ready to write with a great flow, with my nib of 10yrs. The F nib felt a bit like the Faber-Castell M, if you're familiar with either brand. I like the Safari, the Studio and the Ondoro for the same reasons: they're understated, minimalist design, more masculine or at least neutral than the other over adorned fountain pens. I would buy another Studio in black barrel if I hadn't bought the Ondoro. I only wasn't crazy about the feel of the brushed steel and how delicate it seemed to me. Hope this helps.