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.

Dialog 3 Fountain Pen

Dialog 3 Fountain Pen

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  • Retractable fountain pen with twist-action mechanism
  • Polished clip with chromium finish
  • 14 ct. bi-colour gold nib
  • Blue ink
  • Refill with ink cartridge LAMY T10 or LAMY Z27 Ink Converter for use with bottled ink
  • 13.9cm long
  • Palladium and stainless steel body
  • Designed and made in Germany


The innovative LAMY Dialog is an ultra-modern writing companion for the discerning individual. Designed by Franco Clivio, the sleek, cigar shape and innovative twist-action mechanism for the retractable nib make the LAMY Dialog 3 Fountain Pen both technically and aesthetically beautiful. The clip retracts against the body of the pen when the nib is extended, ensuring it remains out of the way when writing despite the unusual position near the grip.

A stunning feat of exceptional design and artistry, the LAMY Dialog series is a revolutionary stand out in the LAMY range. This exquisite writing instrument makes a generous gift or premium addition to your own collection.

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