So, how many pens did Carmen send me from her European vacation anyway? Needless to say, it was a serious hookup, and I am down to the last couple that I need to review. I have honestly carried this Lamy Logo ballpoint in my review case ever since she sent it to me, but just now started giving it a workout.
When I finally started using this pen, it posed a couple of problems for me. First of all, the grip section is too high on the pen for my writing style. There is a good bit of distance between the end of the grip and the tip of the pen, and since my writing style causes me to grip the pen low, the ridge where the tip screws on to the barrel hits me in the middle of my finger pads. This wouldn't be a problem for people with a more free flowing writing style than mine, but it is a little bit of an issue for me.
Secondly, and this is actually a bigger deal for me, is that the tip of the pen does not have a tight fit around the opening of the barrel when the cartridge is in the writing position. This causes some movement when writing, which of course translates into that "click-clack" sound when the pen hits the page.
I don't want to sound like I am being too harsh on this pen - it is a very nice entry level Lamy pen that you can find in the $12 range. It just doesn't fit me or my writing style as well as many other pens I have reviewed. And that is what it is all about, right?
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