Today is Fountain Pen Friday – a day dedicated to bringing back (or out) the fountain pen, of course. I absolutely love fountain pens, inks and in particular bottled inks. I’ve been told I’m weird for this love of mine – often as people don’t expect someone my age to love stationery or fountain pens that much that I opt to write letters rather than send texts… Nonetheless, I stand by my “weirdness” and honour it fully by saying that I still love my fountain pens, no matter what anyone says. My range is rather small but it’s certainly growing as I treat myself to a new ink or pen every so often. I’ve recently done an order that was full of new pens for me to try out and had to include a new fountain pen or two, of course! I’ll be doing a proper review in time of the inks I have, as well as all of the new pens. However, today I wanted to do a quick post talking about my initial thoughts of the brand new Special Edition LAMY Safari Dark Lilac fountain pen.
The LAMY Safari fountain pens are a very popular choice of pens – I have commonly seen that they are one of the first fountain pens people try. They are great for beginners and are incredibly affordable, so I’m not surprised at all. Personally, I was never convinced I had to have one… until I saw this. It’s beautiful. It instantly won my heart. Not only is it a gorgeous colour (I do love a bit of purple – or rather, dark lilac – in my life), it is also beautifully detailed. I absolutely love that the nib is black – perfectly matching the clip as well as the section on the inside (which is dark lilac but has a black ring on display).
More often than not, you find that at least one of the parts of the pen is a different colour but that’s not the case here today. It’s a perfect combination of dark lilac and black. I’ve fallen head over heels in love with this colour and just had to get my hands on it. The pen has a shimmery matte effect too, which is hard to capture in photos but really looks beautiful in person.
I never thought I would say this but I think LAMY are really starting to win my heart with this one! I might have to try out their pink fountain pen and the lime green that attracted me to finding out a bit more about the company too now – perhaps I’ve been missing out all of this time! I’ll have to do a proper review once I get some new inks to test this beauty with and actually get to play with it a little more!
But for now, if you’re after this pen then I got mine from Bureau Direct – and they do matching inks too! In fact, I regret not getting a set of the dark lilac cartridges to play with when I was ordering this… I think I’ll have to revisit them soon and rectify that mistake! I have commonly ordered fountain pens or inks from Bureau Direct so it actually seems quite fitting for me to mention them on a day dedicated to Fountain Pens! But be careful, if you check out their blog (which I do highly recommend doing), you might end like me and just want to buy everything! You’ve been warned, it’s seriously full of beautiful goodies at a really good price.