Left Handed Fountain Pen
- Lamy Safari
. Our range of Lamy Safari fountain pens
are fitted with special LAMY left handed or oblique nibs
. These nibs are specially designed for left handed writers
. If you look closely at the nib you will see they are marked LH.
Lamy Safari fountain pens were designed to be fun and functional, made of sturdy and colorful ABS plastic. The Safari's unique design features a flexible metal wire pocket clip and a comfort moulded triangular grip section. The Safari is a noted design by Wolfgang Fabian and Bernt Spiegel of the Entwicklungsgruppe Mannheim which has been in production since 1980. Lamy
have won countless design awards since the company was founded in the 1930s - Lamy pens
are a lifetime investment. Lamy pens
are made in Heidelberg, Germany.Features
Special LAMY left hand oblique nib
Dimensions: 144 x 12mm capped. 129 uncapped. 165mm with cap posted.
Construction: High impact ABS plastic
Nib: Left Hand Oblique Medium Stainless Steel.
Ink Filler: LAMY rotary piston convertor or LAMY cartridges.
About Left Handed Fountain Pens:
Fountain pens work differently to ballpoint and rollerball pens- they are made to lay a trail of ink across the page when the hand pulls the nib across the page. Where a right hander pulls the nib across the paper, left handed writers drag or push the pen as their hand moves across the paper. Dragging or pushing the nib makes the nib skip causing mal-formed letters. Dragging and pushing the nib can also block the tip of the nib with tiny paper fibers from scratching the nib into the paper itself. So, not only must the nib be a bit more rugged than normal but it also needs to be designed to allow the ink to flow smoothly when the nib is dragged or pushed across the paper.
LAMY make special left handed nibs, often referred to as oblique nibs, that are specifically designed for left hand use. The oblique offset allows the nib to be pushed or dragged across the paper without digging in like normal nibs do.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 18 June, 2010.