Review: Lamy Studio Olive Fountain Pen

The Lamy Studio Olive has been an eye-candy since it was released end of last year. This is a special edition produced in limited quantity. Read on if you want to know whether the pen is worth spending on.

  • Weight: 362g
  • Dimension: 7 x 3 x 1 in
  • Available nib sizes: EF, F, M, B, 1.1 Italic, 1.5 Italic, 1.9 Italic
  • Available filling: Cartridge or converter
  • Ink capacity: 1.2ml

At a first glance, it is easy to fall in love with the pen. Its sleek handle, matte finishing with shiny silver hardware is really charming. It screams sophistication, yet casual. It is basic, yet classy.

The barrel of the pen has a steady weight. To balance off the pen, it is optional for you to encapped the cap on the back of the pen. The barrel is made of smooth silver that gives a smooth grip when writing.

If purchased in a set, it comes with the Lamy T59 50ml black ink. The ink barrel holds a roll of blotting paper which comes in handy when you need to refill the pen to wipe off excess of ink or you can use it normally to blot your pages when writing. You can use the paper however you want, which I think is a bonus that not all ink brands offer.

Just like other fountain pens produced by Lamy, you can feel the quality of the pen immediately as you write. It doesn’t take long to get used to the pen. The more you write with it, the more it is accustomed to your grip, writing style and pressure. There is nothing not to like about this pen, except that the version of the olive color is brighter compared to the Traveler’s Notebook olive shade. It does appear to be brighter on the screen, but in real life, it is a mossy camouflage shade of olive. For those who are getting this, thinking that it will match the TN olive… it doesn’t.

For those who are in Malaysia, you can purchase this from any Lamy counters throughout Malaysia, or get a better deal from PenGallery.

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