Body Material: ABS Plastic
Length (capped): 7.04''
Length (uncapped nib-end): 6.65''
Length (posted): 6.93''
Barrel Diameter: 0.46'' - 0.50''
Section Diameter: 0.36'' - 0.48''
Nib material: Steel
Weight (all): 17 g
Weight (cap): 7 g
Weight (body): 10 g
Fill type: Cartridge/converter
Where to buy: Bureau Direct
Recommended add-on: Introduction to Calligraphy Lettering (I have this. Love it.)
This Joy Calligraphy set came in a metal tin, with a little calligraphy and nib image on the front. The pen, the other two sections, and a box of ink cartridges all sit in a bed of foam. Under the cartridges, there are two plastic nib caps.
Pilot Parallel calligraphy set.
All three nibs - 1.1 mm, 1.5 mm, and 1.9 mm, are Lamy's calligraphy nibs, which you can also purchase separately and put on the compatible Lamy pens (such as the Safari, Al-Star, Vista, Studio, etc). They have a single slit and no breather hole, and are marked with LAMY and the nib size.
All of the nibs offer natural line variation based on their cut alone, and they have very little spring. Lamy nibs in general are quite rigid, so don't expect much if you apply any pressure.
|Introduction to Calligraphy Lettering|
I used this to create some of these. Yes, some of them are terrible. Actually, they're all terrible. I'm learning!
The clip is not too tight, but if you pull too hard, there is some give where it attaches into the cap so be careful with it. The section is probably the most controversial part of the Lamy pens as they have the two flat facets and the rounded bottom. It's supposed to help you grip your pen properly, but some people dislike it. It works for me, fortunately.
Compared to the regular Safari, it's almost the same size, but extends a little further and tapers a little more.
I really like Safaris, and although I use some of mine with 1.1 mm and 1.5 mm nibs, I prefer the longer, tapered shape of the Joy for calligraphy practice - I just find it more comfortable and balanced. They're great pens, great nibs, and of course, you can also put other nibs on it if you don't want to use such broad nibs. Nice packaging, a complete set. Definitely worth a look!
I received this pen free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion. There are no affiliate links in this review.