Thank you to Fontoplumo for sending this gorgeous pen for review!
Body Material: Steel/Lacquer
Length (capped): 140.9 mm/5.54''
Length (uncapped nib-end): 130.7 mm/5.14''
Length (posted): 170.2 mm/6.70''
Barrel Diameter: 10.3 - 11.8 mm/0.40'' - 0.46''
Section Diameter: 8.8 - 10.8 mm/0.34'' - 0.42''
Nib material: Steel
Weight (all): 44 g
Weight (cap): 20 g
Weight (body): 24 g
Fill type: Cartridge/Converter
Where to buy: Fontoplumo (use the codes below for a discount!)
The Scala has a simple but sophisticated design. It is round from end to end - the cap is widest at the top and the pen gets ever so slightly thinner towards the end. Both ends are blunt and flat, in shiny chrome. The finial is just a shiny, smooth, flat chrome top. The clip is attached to the chrome top - it is sharp, edgy, and blocky. Lamy is engraved on the side of it.
The nib is Lamy's standard interchangeable steel nib. This is a broad - it has a single slit and breather hole. The nib is marked with Lamy and B (nib size).
This isn't my favorite writer, but I can't get over how pretty the finish is...
The clip is great and springy, though not very snug, given the weight of the pen. The edge of the clip is very sharp. It hurts a lot if you scratch yourself on it, so be careful.
The section is similar to that on the Lamy Studio. The smoothness can become slippery with longer writing sessions, or if it's humid and your hands are warm, it can happen even faster. I found that the weight of the pen combined with the smooth section resulted in the pen continually slipping forward as I wrote. In addition, the lip at the end of the section (to secure the cap when closed) was quite sharp. Of course, this is what I often gripped to prevent slippage, especially because I tend to grip low.
This is a beautiful, sophisticated pen, with a modern shape. The nib is just a Lamy steel nib, but if you are looking for something a little more upscale than a Safari, this is something to consider. Keep in mind it is a pretty heavy pen, and mind that sharp clip. If you want, you can also acquire this with the gold nib, which I prefer over Lamy's steel nibs (they're quite lovely).
I received this item 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. No affiliate links.