Nib Guide

Since it’s the part of the fountain pen that touches the paper, the nib has a major impact on how each pen writes. Most LAMY fountain pens feature Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and Broad nibs, so here’s a look at each nib size and what it does best.

Extra Fine

Extra Fine nibs are sharp and precise, with the narrowest line in the LAMY range. EF nibs excel at detailed handwriting and updating your busy schedule in your diary, and also leave the least ink on the page, helping it to dry faster. Perfect for those with tight, neat handwriting.


Fine nibs are a touch broader than EF nibs, allowing the ink to flow more generously, which creates a richer line on the page, and also lets the pen glide more gracefully across the page.


Medium nibs are broader again, delivering a thick, vivid line as it moves across the page. That extra ink also helps the pen to flow as you write, and makes your handwriting look even more lively and vibrant. If you’re starting out with fountain pens, a Medium nib is a great introduction.


Broad nibs make for handwriting that’s full of flourishes and line variations, which lends a vibrancy to letters, notes and journal entries. It’s a lively experience, and can be quite stunning, but the amount of ink on the page means it can be hard to manage for fountain pen newcomers, with greater chances of blurring or smudging.

AL-star Special Edition Fountain Pen

AL-star Special Edition Fountain Pen

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  • Fountain pen
  • Polished steel nib
  • Blue ink
  • Refill with LAMY T10 Fountain Pen Cartridges or with LAMY Z28 Ink Converter for use with bottled ink
  • 14.4cm long
  • Anodised aluminium body with metal clip and an ergonomic grip
  • Designed and made in Germany


Sleek and sophisticated, the LAMY AL-star Special Edition Fountain Pen adds a striking colour to a classic pen design to create something truly memorable.

The LAMY AL-star is a robust and lightweight fountain pen, with a grip designed to make handwriting feel natural and inviting. The soft lustre of the anodised aluminium finish and smoky translucent grip lend a modern twist to a classic design, making this a versatile pen for home, work and anywhere else you'd like to enjoy the pleasures of the handwritten word.

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