Since the re-release of the limited edition pink Lamy Safari, I’ve been getting asked a lot about what the finial looks like on the cap. And for good reason, it’s actually different than it was when the pen was previously available in 2010/2011!
Back then, the finial was pink and round with a hole in the middle, much like other Safaris had been previously (like the orange one).
|Lamy Safari Orage (discontinued long ago) with old finial|
However, the Safaris coming out now are different, with a black “X” finial. The only one that doesn’t have a black X is the white Safari, for whatever reason it has a gray finial.
|Lamy Safari White, the only current one with a non-black finial|
The re-issued pink Safari now has the black X finial that all the other (non-white) Safaris have. Everything else on the pen is exactly the same as it was in the previous release. I’m guessing that this is kind of a global change that they’ve made in recent years, to standardize the finial and further the economy of scale that comes from repeatability and sharing parts across colors/models.
|Comparison of the new and old pink Lamy Safari, everything else on the pen is the same.|
I hope this helps answer any questions about the pink Safari! This is a limited edition pen that won’t be around but for a month or two, I’m guessing. Lately, Lamy has been releasing their LE pens in single batches, rather than for a set period of time. So if you had your eye on the pink a couple of years ago and missed out, then you should really not wait around too long before jumping on it this time. I’m a retailer who sells it so I do have a bit of a conflict of interest in telling you to ‘hurry up and buy’, so you should take that into account. But in all honesty, if you really want this pink Safari, you should at least put this pen at the top of your ‘to buy’ list. At Gouletpens.com we’re selling it for $29.60 (list price is $37), and you can get it in EF, F, M, and B nibs in black or steel, as well as 1.1mm, 1.5mm, and 1.9mm in steel.