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 Fountain Pen and Ink Set

Safari Fountain Pen and Ink Set

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  • Fountain pen
  • Stainless steel nib
  • Includes 5 T10 ink cartridges in Blue
  • Refill using LAMY T10 Ink Cartridges or add LAMY Z28 Ink Converter for use with bottled ink
  • 14.4cm long
  • Rugged ABS plastic body with a metal clip and an ergonomic grip
  • Designed and made in Germany


The LAMY safari is the world's most popular writing instrument, and with good reason. The iconic LAMY safari incorporates functional modern design with a lightweight, durable plastic to create a reliable, robust, classic mechanical pencil that's perfect for beginners and experts alike. Initially designed for students, the Safari rapidly became a staple for stationery lovers of all ages.

Everything from its hard-wearing design to the smooth movement of its steel nib to the distinctive grip (designed to ensure comfort for long note-taking sessions) adds up to make the safari Fountain Pen a perfect companion for lovers of the handwritten word. This pen and ink set includes the LAMY safari Fountain Pen and a set of 5 ink cartridges in Blue, so you can enjoy writing with this beautiful pen for even longer.

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