Back in early May, I blogged about the limited edition LAMY AL-Star in Black that was to be released. This pen has been available overseas for some time now, but the first shipment of them has finally arrived to the US and we just received ours at and have them available right now for $37.60 (list price is $47). I already posted a video on it, and you can see that here.

UPDATE: The LAMY AL-Star Black is now available as a regular color option!

These are really exciting, because it’s a nice matte black color, which is hot hot hot. The natural smoky translucent grip of the AL-Star is perfectly suited to make this one stealthy pen. Throw a black LAMY nib on it and you’re practically James Bond you’re so classy and stealthy.

LAMY AL-Star Black, slick, right?


Black pen, black trim, black nib. Stealthy! Italic nibs are only available in steel though, unfortunately!


The LAMY AL-Star comes with a blue ink cartridge (no converter though, that’s separate!). The pen accepts either the Z24 converter (shown) or Z26.

Check out some of the other good Lamy videos I made here:

  • LAMY AL-Star Black here
  • Differences between the LAMY AL-Star, Vista, and Safari here
  • How to swap LAMY nibs here
  • Installing a LAMY cartridge here
  • LAMY converters here
  • Safely replacing a LAMY feed here
Write On,
Brian Goulet