25 May 2017

the 2017 limited edition Lamy Safari Petrol Blue

When the 2017 limited edition Lamy Safari was announced as a 'Petrol blue' colour, I was in two minds about whether or not it was one that just had to be added to my collection of fountain pens. There was a lot of uhmming and ahhing for quite a few months after the announcement and when mid-April came round, I made up my mind.

As you can see, I did end up purchasing it and it's not one I regret. Let me explain why.

Being the proud owner of a Dark Lilac Lamy Safari from last year, I knew that a matte finish made for a pen that was easier to grip. The matte finish also seems to do a good job of keeping itself in a good condition. My coral Safari still looks as good as new but any flaws are more visible on it compared to the dark lilac.

The petrol blue colour is fairly muted but I'm hoping it'll make me look a bit more mature! Lamy Safaris are reached for the most out of all my pens so to have two mature looking ones and a more playful one in my collection means I can choose one that suits my mood. Most of the time, all three are inked and ready to go.

It's quite clear I'm a huge fan of Lamy Safari fountain pens and part of me hopes that the 2018 colour won't be one that appeals to me... But at the same time, it'd be quite nice to add another playful one to my collection for balance!

What do you think of this year's limited edition Safari colour? And what colour are you hoping for next?

1 comment

  1. I haven't had a Lamy in years but this one might have to make it's way to me. I love that you don't want to like the 2018 colour :') I'm the same with new covers for books I already own!
    Imogen’s Typewriter <3