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.

Xevo Ballpoint Pen

Xevo Ballpoint Pen

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  • Ballpoint pen
  • Medium tip – 1mm
  • Black ink
  • Refill with LAMY M16 Ballpoint Refill
  • 14.2cm long
  • Twist-action mechanism
  • Rugged plastic body
  • Designed and made in Germany


LAMY's stunning xevo ballpoint pen proves that even LAMY's entry-level pens are crafted with a level of care and precision that sets the German pen-maker apart. The fluid shape of the xevo flows smoothly from a rounded triangular grip, through a cylindrical body to a sculpted top that is a design marvel both aesthetically and practically. The shallow curves of the top invite the grip of your fingers intuitively, leading you to the xevo's twist mechanism organically in a beautiful fashion. With a lightweight yet robust design, the xevo is a fantastic choice for personal use, office life, and much more.

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