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 2024 Special Edition Rollerball Pen

AL-star 2024 Special Edition Rollerball Pen

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  • Rollerball pen
  • Medium - 1mm tip
  • Black ink
  • Refill with LAMY M63 rollerball refill
  • 13.8cm long
  • Made with aluminium, stainless steel, chrome & plastic
  • Made in Germany. Designed by Wolfgang Fabian


Bold and uncompromising, LAMY's 2024 AL-star Special Edition Rollerball Pen taps into the elemental power of fire and ice to add some energy to your pencil case.

Invigorating as a mid-winter swim, the AL-star Aquatic's frosty finish feels cool and precise, right down to the colour-matched grip that completes the experience. Balancing that is the raw energy of the AL-star Fiery, which radiates an inescapable heat from the red anodised metal finish to the translucent red grip. Together, the two colours create a striking balance of passion and precision, a yin/yang cycle of emotion and intellect where each informs the other.

Made of feather-light aluminium, the AL-star feels solid and graceful, with a delicate heft that sits beautifully in your hand. The straight lines of the body meet the subtle curves of the grip, giving your fingertips a neat home that makes it easy to write for hours.

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