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- Kaweco Classic Sport fountain penfrom 19,70 €barrel and grip piece made from injection moulded ABS/Makrolon, 23 carat gold plated steel nib with iridium tip, M width; length of pen when closed is 105 mm, includes 1 blue ink cartridge; compatible cartridges in...
- 8 VariantsLamy fountain pen, safarifrom 17,90 €ABS, grip with 2 depressions; glossy chromed (model 17 is black) spring-loaded metal clip, polished stainless steel nib, silver coloured (model 17 chromed and painted black), with iridium tip, M width; compatible ink...
- 9 VariantsLamy fountain pen nip, Z 50from 4,90 €stainless steel, fits all Lamy fountain pens
- 2 VariantsLamy fountain pen, abcfrom 13,50 €maple wood barrel, plastic grip with rubberised grooves, ABS cap with a label field, polished stainless steel nib, silver coloured, with iridium tip, A width; compatible ink cartridge: Lamy T 10, Design: Development...
- 3 VariantsKaweco AL Sportfrom 57,50 €barrel and grip piece made from solid turned aluminium components, hand polished, matte finish, stainless steel nib with iridium tip, silver coloured, M width, length (when closed) is 105 mm, includes 1 blue...
- 2 VariantsLamy fountain pen converterfrom 4,50 €plastic housing
- 3 VariantsLamy fountain pen, studiofrom 47,00 €stainless steel barrel, painted; grip area is glossy silver or black matte, glossy chromed metal clip, polished stainless steel nib, silver colour with iridium tip, M width, compatible ink refills: Lamy T 10, Design:...
- Lamy fountain pen, vistafrom 18,90 €transparent ABS barrel and grip with 2 grip grooves; chromed, metal spring clip; polished stainless steel nib, silver coloured, with iridium tip, M width; compatible ink cartridge: Lamy T 10, Design: Wolfgang Fabian
- Lamy fountain pen, joy ALfrom 21,90 €ABS barrel, grip with 2 grooves, anodised aluminium cap; black, metal spring clip, chisel-edged calligraphy steel nib, silver, 1.5 mm wide, compatible ink cartridges: Lamy T 10, Design: Wolfgang Fabian
- Lamy fountain pen, cp 1from 39,50 €brass barrel, painted; solid spring clip, polished stainless steel nib, silver coloured with iridium tip, M width, compatible ink refills: Lamy T 10, Design: Gerd A. Müller
- Lamy fountain pen, stfrom 32,00 €stainless steel barrel, solid strip steel spring clip, polished stainless steel nib, silver coloured with iridium tip, M width, compatible ink refills: Lamy T 10, Design: Gerd A. Müller
- 2 VariantsKaweco Liliput fountain penfrom 42,50 €barrel and grip piece made from solid turned aluminium components, cap with interior threads, stainless steel nib with iridium tip, silver colour, M width, length (when closed) is 97 mm, includes 1 blue cartridge,...
- Kaweco Dia2 Chrome fountain penfrom 77,50 €barrel and grip piece made out of acrylic and chromed metal parts, stainless steel nib with iridium tip, M width, solid brass clip, includes 1 blue cartridge, comes in metal box, compatible cartridges in our...
- 3 VariantsKaweco Ice Sport fountain penfrom 19,90 €barrel and grip piece made from transparent, coloured, injection moulded ABS/Terlux, chased stainless steel nib with iridium tip, silver, M width; length of pen when closed is 105 mm, includes 1 blue ink cartridge;...
- 2 VariantsLamy fountain pen, AL-starfrom 23,90 €anodised aluminium barrel, copolyester (PCTG) grip, transparent, grey, with two grip grooves; chromed, metal spring clip; polished stainless steel nib, silver coloured (on model 25 black chromed), with iridium tip, M...
A fountain pen is the classic writing utensil – it stands for beautiful, elaborate handwriting and the assertion that a fountain pen contributes mightily to the uniqueness of one’s handwriting is not without merit. This suggests, then, that anyone using a fountain pen takes more time when writing and is not just interested in putting something down on paper. People who write with fountain pens make more of an effort – with the singular exception of some students who find them more difficult to wield and torturous to use. Grammar school kids are still taught writing through the use of a fountain pen because writing with the sensitive nib helps to develop fine motor skills and demands discipline as well as a correct positioning of the hand when writing and this can be trained through continued use.
The most important part of a fountain pen is the nib. One type of nib being sold today is made of gold; that version is found on expensive pens and is somewhat more elastic during the writing process, i.e., softer. In addition, there are stainless steel nibs in various widths but these, when compared to gold nibs in terms of writing comfort (there is some disagreement about this), fall somewhat short.
The nibs consist of two tines that are separated by a slit that runs as far as the tip. The pen tip is, in both versions, round or nearly round – this is necessary so that the pen will not produce any scratching resistance when writing in all directions, whether being pushed or pulled (exception: calligraphy nibs, which are moved in less directions). For this purpose a small ball made of a particularly hard and therefore wear-and-tear resistant metal (e.g. iridium) is welded to the tip.
A nib will over a short period of time conform to the individual writing style of its owner as far as pressure and writing angle is concerned; the split nib bends accordingly. For this reason you should never lend your fountain pen to anyone so that its “configuration” will remain true to your particular style of writing.
More than 90 percent of nibs are M-nibs – that is the standard width for right-handers, which is why we sell all our pens with just that nib attached. Other types of nibs, including a special one for lefthanders, are available as accessories. If, when buying a fountain pen, you desire a nib other than the standard M we will exchange it gladly for free. When making an order, please inform us of the exchange you want to make.
Fountain pens do not tend to splotch and they don’t leak either. Why is it, then, that so often after taking off the cap of a fountain pen the grip area looks like a bloodbath only with ink instead? The reason for this is, if you can believe it, the nervousness of the student or person who owns it. Here’s what happens: through a continuous nervous opening and closing, i.e. pulling and pushing of the pen’s cap, a small amount of ink escapes from the nib tip because with the pulling off of the cap the fountain pen tip is no longer in a closed system – and a small amount of suction is produced. If this is repeated many times, a drop will form. This drop of ink is then released into the cap and, voila, you have a mess! If the pen’s owner can find some inner peace or if he tears his eraser into pieces instead of fiddling with the cap, the mess will be avoided.
A few words about Lamy: This company has been designing and manufacturing writing utensils in Heidelberg since 1952 and is a brand known all over the world – in the meantime Lamy even has its own stores in China. To this day, all the parts, from the nibs to the plastic or stainless steel barrels, are produced and assembled on location.