This years Lamy seasonal release is the Safari Neon. A bold, bright selection of pens made with their distinctive moulded grip for easy use.
The Lamy Safari was created as a lightweight and easy option for the fountain pen enthusiast. A pen that could be comfortably carried around, used with pride but also an affordable every day pen.
The key to this is the moulded front section with it's angled grip. This forces the writer to adopt an ergonomic hold on the pen - giving the best possible writing experience.
But perfect grip is not everything when it comes to using a fountain pen. Here are our top tips for starting out with a fountain pen.
How to hold:
Whilst it's true that the Safari will take a lot of the guesswork out of correctly holding your fountain pen there is a certain trick to holding the pen correctly.
The pen should be held comfortably, but not firmly, between thumb and index finger with the barrel resting on your middle finger. The rest of your fingers and the side of your hand can rest on the paper for stability and easy movement.
When holding a fountain pen, unlike a ballpoint or rollerball, the ink feeds using gravity. The perfect angle is 45 to 55 degrees and whilst this may feel a little low it will allow the ink to flow cleanly on to the paper.