Thursday, February 19, 2015

Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA

A review of the popular Lamy Studio!
Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA
ABOUT

Body Material: Anthracite/Stainless Steel
Trim: Chrome
Length (capped): 1393. mm/5.48"
Length (uncapped nib-end): 128.3 mm/5.05"
Length (posted): 155.0 mm/6.10"
Barrel Diameter: 12.4 mm/0.49"
Section Diameter: 9.3 mm - 11.6 mm/0.37" - 0.45"
Nib material: 14K Gold
Weight: 34 g
Fill type: Cartridge/converter
Price: $159.22USD
Where to buy: Amazon

PACKAGING
Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA
The Studio comes in simple, straight forward packaging. It's a pamphlet-folded type card box with a Lamy logo plaque on the top. Inside,, the pen is nestled in the fold of the box, along with the usual pen guarantee/warranty. I think the way the pen looked when I opened the box was really cool. However, I didn't keep it.
Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA
The pen comes with a Lamy Z26 converter.
Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA
APPEARANCE
Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA
The Lamy Studio is an attractive, business-like fountain pen. The body is smooth to the touch, and is a slate grey. The finial is a smooth flat top in shiny chrome.
Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA
The clip joins to the top of the cap, also in shiny chrome, starting wide, then thinning out, and widening again, like a propeller. The pen has tapered ends and is wider at the center. The end plug is also shiny chrome with a small lip. The trim is all shiny and complements the platinum grey body nicely. The section is also shiny chrome and is very smooth, tapering towards the nib.
Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA
NIB & PERFORMANCE

The two-tone 14K gold nib is simple and quite attractive. It is gold around the breathe hole and slit, extending towards the tip. Bonus: it's also an interchangeable nib.
Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA
The nib is very smooth, far more smooth than the steel Lamy nibs I have so many of; there is no feedback, and it is a wet writer, even for a fine nib. It wrote out of the box with no issues at all. I absolutely love its performance. It also has a fair amount of spring to it, offering some decent line variation with little pressure.
Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA
IN HAND

I love the shape of the clip! It's unique and works really well. Unposted, the pen is a comfortable length and is slightly heavier towards the front of the body. I find it quite easy to write with based on the weight, shape and size.
Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA
The main issue I have with the pen comes with the section - it can get slippery easily and becomes hard to hold during extended writing without rotating/re-gripping the pen constantly.
Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA
The pen posts securely but it remains heavier towards the front, so it isn't completely balanced when posted. I rarely use my pens posted though.
Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA
Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA
The pen is a little more compact than the popular Lamy Safari pens. Looks and feels good.
Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA
Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA
Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA
PROS & CONS
Review: Lamy Studio Platinum Grey Fountain Pen - 14K Fine @Lamy @LamyUSA
OVERALL

I was very impressed with this pen. I wasn't expecting much from the nib - I had just dip tested it in store before I bought it but the more I use it, the more I enjoy it. The nib is a great performer; wet, smooth, and springy! I think it's well worth the price difference from the steel to the gold nib. The only downside is the slippery section. Other than that, I absolutely love this pen and nib.

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