Thursday, September 17, 2015

Review: Lamy Logo Cliff Grey Fountain Pen @Fontoplum0 @Lamy

Thank you to Fontoplumo for sending this Logo for me to review!
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ABOUT

Body Material: Metal
Trim: Metal
Length (capped): 135.5 mm/5.33''
Length (uncapped nib-end): 116.8 mm/4.60''
Length (posted): 162.6 mm/6.40''
Barrel Diameter: 9.4 mm/0.37''
Section Diameter: 9.4 mm/0.37''
Nib material: Steel
Weight (all): 18 g
Weight (cap): 2 g
Weight (body): 16 g
Fill type: Cartridge/Converter
Price: €34,90
Where to buy: Fontoplumo (use appropriate code below for a discount!)
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PACKAGING

Lamy does pretty simple packaging for the most part, which I like. This Logo came with a blue ink cartridge in a small, grey cardboard box. The box was closed with an elastic. Nice and simple.
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APPEARANCE

The Logo is a slim, round pen with flat, blunt ends. The finial is just a blunt chrome top with the clip attached in it. The clip is thin and rounds off towards the cap. The barrel, section, and cap are all an attractive grey that looks good against the chrome trim. The end plug is also chrome with small notches (for posting purposes).
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The section just continues on from the barrel, straight towards the nib. It has some grooved rings on it, which are smooth, and it ends in a little plastic ridge before the nib.
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It's a pretty simple pen - nice looking and minimalist.

NIB & PERFORMANCE

The steel nib is a medium. It has s single slit and a breather hole. It's marked with Lamy and M (nib size).
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Like every other Lamy nib I have ever used, it wrote reliably and consistently. I gave it a rinse first because Lamy nibs are tested before leaving the factory so there's usually some blue ink residue. It was slightly more dry than I'd like, but that's just my taste. Drying times were fast, which makes this a great everyday writer. Some line variation was possible with pressure, but I don't like to apply too much pressure to steel Lamy nibs.
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You could always change the nib, or get one of each nib grade, giving you some variety.

IN HAND

This clip is nice and springy - it felt a little loose, but the pen is light, so it's not too big a deal.

The section is on the slender side, at least compared to most of Lamy's other pens. I usually grip quite low, so I actually ended up gripping the plastic at the end of the section. Not the most comfortable, but the pen is light, so no death grip was required to control it.
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Unposted, the pen is well-balanced, light, and comfortable. The cap did post on the end plug by friction - not very deeply though - but it couldn't really fall off. Those little notches in the end plug stopped the cap from posting deeper. When posted, I found the pen a little too long, but it wasn't top heavy. I preferred using it unposted.
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I found the barrel unscrewed a little, occasionally - while in my pencil case, while I was writing - so I occasionally had to tighten it. This is fairly minor but I did notice it.

PROS & CONS
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OVERALL

This is a pretty decent pen - kind of what you might expect from Lamy. Reliable, consistent nib, solid body. This model doesn't have the wide, triangular grip that some people dislike on the Safari/Al-Star/Vista, and it's close to the same price, so have 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.

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