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.

CP1 Tri Pen

CP1 Tri Pen

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  • 3-in-1 Ballpoint Pen, Mechanical Pencil and Marker
  • Medium tip – 1mm (ballpoint)
  • Black ink
  • 0.5mm lead
  • Refill with LAMY M21 Ballpoint Refill, LAMY M41 0.5mm Lead Refill and LAMY M55 Marker Refill
  • 13cm long
  • Twist-action mechanism
  • Stainless steel body with brushed finish
  • Designed and made in Germany


Slim and cylindrical, the LAMY CP1 Tri Pen is both simple and versatile. A wonderful expression of the form-follows-function that underpins LAMY's design philosophy, the CP1's streamlined design is complemented by a simple brushed stainless steel finish and a surprising weight that gives the pen a reassuring heft. The smooth, solid push-button feel caps off the experience, with the convenient combination of ballpoint pens and a mechanical pencil in one slim form ensuring the CP1 will quickly become your go-to pen.

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