A great workhorse pen that's both highly collectible (gotta catch 'em all!) and a solid daily carry fountain pen, the Lamy Al-Star CopperOrange will be arriving to us for the first time in early March.
There is a lot to like about the Lamy Al-Star CopperOrange. In addition to looking and feeling great in your hand, the pen features a translucent, triangle grip and a snap cap that you push to post.
Nib options include Extra Fine, Fine and Medium, but the pen is also swappable with other Lamy nibs, including Broad and Stub Italic in 1.1mm, 1.5mm, and 1.9mm.
The downside to any Al-Star is that the Lamy proprietary converter is sold separately for $5, for us ink bottle lovers out there (which is most of us, let's be honest). But there will eventually be a matching CopperOrange bottle of ink and cartridges which Lamy hasn't done much before. You can also have some fun matching inks on your own. A few you may consider checking out include:
Now because this is a single-run pen, we don't know how long it will be available. Based on the striking color we anticipate that the demand will be high. Lamy usually makes these special edition pens in one batch and when they're gone, they're gone. It's not like they'll sell out overnight, it'll certainly take months to truly run out. But if you really like the way this pen looks, you should move it up to the top of your 'next to buy' list. You can pick one up at GouletPens.com in early March for $37.60.
The Goulet Pen Company Team