2009-10-21lamy al-star purple a shiny new toy for me! i got my first lamy earlier this year, as a self-gift for submitting my thesis, and was super impressed at how well it writes. it is a well-priced pen that writes amazingly well, with a modern design and comes in many colours, which makes it easy to collect.
last week, i had passed by the pen shop and took a look at the lamy display case. what's that i see, a purple al-star? i had never seen that colour before. it doesn't even appear on the corporate website.
yesterday, i passed by the pen shop again. i talked with the vendor, and it turns out that it's a new colour. i decided to get it as a self-gift for my birthday.
the purple is a rich grape colour. the pen is a bit heavier than the safari, is cool to the touch, and writes excellently as well.