Ian is a teacher who likes pens. If you only have one, then investing in a gold nib lifts the pen from good to wonderful. Yes, the Lamy gold nib is expensive. You might also find that the ink delivery is a little “scratchy” if you … Easy to fit and instantly made a good pen into a great one. Yes, the Lamy gold nib is expensive. The Lamy Safari comes with steel nibs, though Lamy makes gold nibs for the Studio fountain pens and you could use this instead if you prefer. Upgrade your favorite LAMY fountain pen with this two-tone 14k gold replacement nib. You can still see all customer reviews for the product. The ink flow is generous without … Firm and nice. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Technical Specs Condition New Brand LAMY Type Nibs Nib … Why, yes, I don’t mind if you do, that’s very kind. I have four Lamy Safari fountain pens: A yellow knock-off (I didn't realize that when I bought it), a newly-released Petrol, a flat-black one, and a red aluminum Al-Star. He writes at penpaperpencil.net and tweets at @ian_hedley, Writing with a fountain pen takes a certain level of…, My ancestry is 50% German, which may explain why I’m…, Review Setup Ink: Sailor Jentle Ink Oku-Yama Paper: Rhodia Line…, We’re looking for bloggers to help review products, The best pen gift sets for Christmas 2020, How writing can help with mental wellbeing, How to make amazing stationery in just an hour, How to use Tombow brush pens for hand lettering. Indeed it is. Remember, the great advantage of a fountain pen is how little pressure one needs to place on the pen for it to write. It works ok if your handwriting is fine. The Pen Company is one of the few places where you can easily buy one of these gold nibs without a pen also being attached. This specialist nib is only suitable for the LAMY 2000 series. The rest of the nib is plated with platinum. Feed not included. Lamy has three gold nibs available for the Safari, all 14k: Z55, Z56, & Z57. Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2018. This is where the difference becomes important, but hard to articulate. Lamy Studio Fountain Pen 14 K Gold Nib 1232623 Premium Writing (Om), Piano Black All the original nibs wrote well, and I have no complaints. Notes: Due to manufacturing variances, the replacement nib is not guaranteed to fit perfectly on your LAMY fountain pen. It’s pretty easy to switch. All of them have a little flex, good ink flow, and enhance the aesthetic look of the pens on which they are installed. Does that mean it’s poor value? Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. Secondly, less corrosive inks and steel alloys gave gold ‘a run for its money’. It is not uncommon for replacement nibs to fit more loosely than the original nib. I compared a Lamy stainless steel broad nib alongside the gold broad nib. The nib is semi-hooded, which means that part of the nib is recessed into the pen's body. Probably not. The nib costs twice as much as the pen I used in these pictures (a Lamy Logo). Upon replacing the steel nib with the gold nib, which is easy to do, the difference was significant and a distinct improvement. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Lamy produce a wide variety of stainless steel nibs and they’re generally pretty good. The Lamy gold nib is better than the steel nib and you feel that as soon as you write with it, but although that difference is obvious, it’s also very subtle. Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2016. I have other brands, gold and steel that I love, and I love Lamy pens but I can't seem to find a good gold nib for them. … When I was finally ready to buy this nib it was no longer available here. I got the last two Amazon sells, and am waiting for them to get more. They feel a little bit softer on the page. One of the three nibs is a little scratchy, but I intend to smooth it with some extremely fine emery paper. It is not uncommon for replacement nibs to fit more loosely than the original nib. The other nibs are replaced with the 14k bi-color Lamy gold nib. It’s a simple look – very Lamy – and lets you know you’ve got something special without being ostentatious. When you buy a Lamy pen it comes with a medium-size nib, you can also buy a fine and extra fine size. It also flexed a little bit, which the steel one does not. The pen just gently, smoothly and effortlessly glides across the paper. Both nibs put a good amount of ink down on the paper without being gushy, but the gold nib seemed to put a little more down. I'll keep looking. It makes it something special. That is all the more true with this nib. Once you feel the difference you will understand that writing with a steel nib, while nice and stiff and firm, is sort of like scratching ink across the surface of your writing paper. All of them have a little flex, good ink flow, and enhance the aesthetic look of the pens on which they are installed. The nib costs twice as much as the pen I used in these pictures (a Lamy Logo). Use it with any of the pens listed under Compatible Products. However, if you have several Lamy pens (as you should) you can buy one nib and use it in all your pens, getting a great upgrade for every one. I don't write very big but this one still made me tired of how small I have to write to keep it smooth. I went with a broad nib (you know me! Not if you like how it makes you feel when you drive one. With the gold nib it is so, so smooth, the pen just floats across the paper. The yellow pen currently has a Lamy 1.1 italic/stub nib installed. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Gold nib – LAMY 2000 Striking shape, 14 carat gold and a silver coloured platinum finish: the nib of the LAMY 2000 is as unique as the pen itself. But the M is a little too wet for my taste. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. However, gold nibs were inherently too soft which led to several leaps in development that ultimately had major implications on humanity. The problem is the tines are so soft that they spread especially when writing fast, long, horizontal strokes. Is a BMW better than a Ford? The car analogy is useful when trying to think about value, too. There is no perfect pen because people have such different ideas of what feels right for them. I went from a Lamy steel F to a 14k EF nib to a F because the EF was too scratchy.