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 Fountain Pen Gift Set

AL-star Fountain Pen Gift Set

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  • Fountain pen gift set
  • Includes:
  • - LAMY AL-star fountain pen with Medium nib
  • - 5x T10 Blue ink cartridges
  • - 1x Z28 ink converter
  • - 1x T51 bottle of black ink
  • Made with aluminium stainless steel, ink
  • Made in Germany


The LAMY AL-star Fountain Pen Gift Pack features a robust and lightweight writing instrument 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.

This Gift Pack includes a LAMY AL-star Special Edition Fountain Pen with a Medium stainless steel nib, a set of T10 ink cartridges to quickly refill the pen, and both a bottle of LAMY ink and a converter to use the ink in the safari.

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