Body Material: Refined PVD (Brass underneath?)
Trim: Smooth PVD
Length (capped): 142.2 mm/5.59''
Length (uncapped nib-end): 120.8 mm/4.75''
Length (posted): 165.0 mm/6.49''
Barrel Diameter: 12.5 mm/0.49''
Section Diameter: 8.4 - 11.5 mm/0.33'' - 0.45''
Nib material: 14kt gold
Weight (all): 46 g
Weight (cap): 14 g
Weight (body): 32 g
Fill type: Cartridge/Converter (Lamy Z26)
Price: €375.00 (excluding VAT €309.92)
Where to buy: Appelboom Pennen
The section - another very interesting thing. There is a tiny step down from the barrel to the section, It's well done and I like how clean and precise it looks. There are metal threads, then the section tapers towards the nib, ending in a smooth PVD lip. The main part of the section is ribbed like the body, only in circles instead of in lengthwise stripes. Uncapped, it looks cool as the body has those long lines and the section's are circular.
Overall, a very nifty looking pen - not classic. Very German design?
NIB & PERFORMANCE
This 14kt gold nib is a fine. It has a single slit and no breather hole. It is shaped like the steel and gold nibs found on other Lamy pens we know - the Safari, Al-Star, Studio, and Dialog 3. Here, most of the nib is polished PVD so it looks black, except for a yellow gold colored stripe around the slit. The nib is engraved with F 14K 585 LAMY (in yellow against the black). As far as I understand - this is a gold nib - not just a steel nib with a strip of 14kt gold. It is also interchangeable with other Lamy nibs.
The clip is spring-loaded and it's really cool. It's very easy to use. It slides on to papers and into pockets and pen pouches easily. My issue with it is that it's not very tight, a nd the pen is heavy on the barrel side, so it moves around pretty easily.
PROS & CONS
You obviously have to like the design of the pen to want this one. It is a gold nib, it's stealthy and cool (in this particular finish), and Lamy pens are pretty robust. Expensive, but pretty cool.
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