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 cartridge: Lamy T 10, Design: Development Group Mannheim, Professor Bernt Spiegel
In 1980 Lamy introduced the ''safari'' on the market and it quickly developed into a real favourite among the 10 and 15-year-old student crowd (at that time it came in orange and olive green colours, among others). It eventually became the most sold school fountain pen in Germany. The make-up of the safari hasn’t changed to this day - only the palette of colours has changed and those just once since its introduction. This Lamy is not one for beginner writers; it should be the second or third pen for a student, a pen for the somewhat more advanced, for young people and everyone else who still appreciates the youthful design of the safari even into their later years.
Our own experience has shown that the Lamy safari is particularly sturdy and reliable. Even after chewing on the end of the barrel for many hours in class it will only show small signs of its ingestion but will not break. It also does not blotch or leak and it can withstand a fall to the ground as well. There is also a ballpoint pen with a very similar design under the name BALLPOINT PEN SAFARI but it has no cap, instead relying on a retractable tip.
This fountain pen comes equipped with the most commonly used nib, the M width.