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.

safari cherry blossom Special Edition Mechanical Pencil

safari cherry blossom Special Edition Mechanical Pencil

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  • Mechanical pencil
  • 0.5mm grey lead included
  • Refill with LAMY M41 lead refills
  • 13.8cm long
  • Made with ABS plastic, stainless steel, chrome clip
  • Made in Germany. Designed by Wolfgang Fabian


Brighten your day with the vibrant floral charm of LAMY's safari cherry blossom Special Edition Mechanical Pencil.

Delicate and fragrant, the flowering of cherry blossoms are a welcome sign that spring has come, a soft pink hint at warmer days to come. In Japan, sakura festivals are held to mark the arrival of these tender blooms, with locals bringing out picnics to share beneath the branches of the cherry tree. The sweet hues of this safari Special Edition evoke that fragile delight, and all the joy that comes with the changing of the seasons.

Created by Wolfgang Fabian, the designer behind many of LAMY's most beloved pens, the safari's rugged construction was revolutionary – finally, students could enjoy a robust, comfortable pen that was built to last. And last it did, with its classic design remaining essentially unchanged for four decades as it continues to be one of LAMY's best-loved pens.

With a lightweight build and fine balance, the Safari's sturdy plastic is moulded to fit neatly in your hand, making handwriting a comfortable and graceful affair. Easy to refill with convenient leads, the safari is a beautiful mechanical pencil that will make an impression whether it's your first or your fiftieth.

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