In the crowded world of pens, it’s always nice to see something new. So when we stumbled across the Pico from Lamy, we knew we had to give it a try. Designed by Franco Clivio, this little German marvel features an interesting actuation, transforming from a simply cylinder to a full sized ballpoint with the press of a button. Lamy was kind enough to send one our way for testing, so read on to see how it stacks up.
In our world of texting, email, and digital tech, fountain pens are something of an anachronism. These large, gravity-fed writing instruments are known to leak, dry out, or otherwise fail despite their typically stratospheric price tags. And yet, there’s a huge community dedicated to the collection and use of fountain pens. We at Journeywind Junk decided to see what all the fuss was about. Armed with a charcoal black Lamy Safari, we set out to determine if this classical tool is truly suited to the modern age.