Last weekend, I ordered a Lamy Safari medium-nib fountain pen, and it arrived on Thursday. This is the first “real” FP I’ve owned, not counting the Pilot Varsity disposables I bought to try out a few months ago.
The verdict – so far, I love it. There’s just something about writing with a fountain pen on quality paper that can never be captured with a ballpoint or gel pen.
Right now I’m just using the blue cartridge ink, but I have a bottle of Noodler’s Black that is awaiting my purchase of a bottled ink converter/adapter and the arrival of another Safari (this time, an orangle one) from eBay.
I’ve also got three Platinum Preppy disposable/refillable FPs on the way from JetPens, but the USPS seems confused right now as to if they actually delivered them or not.