The Lamy Nexx and Nexx M are the newest pens to come into the US from Lamy. Lamy USA was selling these for that last few months as a sort of test run, to see if it would be worth opening up to retailers to offer for distribution. I guess they sold well enough, because we were offered the opportunity to carry them at GouletPens.com. And at a price under the famous Lamy Safari, it definitely piqued my interest. After spending a little time with them, I have been able to learn some of their strength and weaknesses, and I thought it best to share them with you in this video. Here's what I cover:
- All colors of the Nexx and Nexx M (0:42)
- General overview of the Nexx (1:35)
- Nexx and Nexx M differences (4:05)
- Nexx vs. Safari (6:18)
- Installing a cartridge or converter (8:08)
- Inking it from a bottle (9:20)
- Writing test (10:53)
- Cute bonus footage of my son Joseph naming the pen colors (13:30)
|Lamy Nexx and Nexx M colors (minus the orange one).|
|Lamy Nexx, uses the same stainless steel Lamy nibs you know from the Safari, Vista, Al-Star, etc. Rubber grip is a nice touch.|
|The Lamy Nexx and Nexx M take Lamy cartridges and the Lamy Z24 (or Z26) converters.|
No doubt the design of the Nexx will be more appealing to some than others, but it's hard to deny that Lamy has a reputation for getting attention and making workhorse pens. My favorite feature is the larger diameter rubber grip, it'll be great for newer fountain pen users, and kids especially. We're working on getting it up in the Pen Plaza right now, thanks for being patient!
I'd love to hear what you think!