Am I getting heavy into fountain pens now? Not quite - I still don't use them on a daily (or even weekly) basis, but it is hard for me to pass up a new Lamy model. The Lamy Nexx Aluminum Fountain Pen is a recent addition to the ever expanding JetPens lineup, and comes in a few different flavors. My model has the orange cap with metal clip, and an extra fine nib (see all options here).
My first impressions of this fountain pen is that is a design mashup of the AL-Star and Safari lines from Lamy. The Nexx has a nice aluminum barrel like the AL-Star, and a plastic cap like the Safari, which results in a more industrial look, as the product description puts it. The one thing that is different from both is that the grip area is a solid rubber as opposed to plastic. It is still molded in the triangular shape, but the rubber gives you a litte more security in the grip area.
At the start, I only have the standard Lamy blue ink cartridge that came with the pen, but many other ink cartridges are available, and the Lamy Z 24 converter works with it as well. I'm a fan of the standard Lamy blue, and the EF nib in the Nexx actually seems a little smoother than the EF nib in my Charcoal Safari.
The Nexx is a great fountain pen for Lamy fans and for those looking for something different. Since I only have a Safari to compare it to my opinion is limited to those two, but gun to my head I will pick up my Safari first, but it is really close.
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Lamy Nexx Aluminum Fountain Pen EF Nib from JetPens
Writing Pad from Doane Paper