Lamy Al-Star Turmaline Fountain (Special Edition)
Lamy Al-Star Turmaline Fountain (Special Edition)
Now in stock! The Lamy Al-Star Turmaline is the newest limited edition color to join the Lamy color spectrum. Available as fountain pen with matching cartridges or ink bottle, it will only be produced for a short time in 2020.
The Lamy Al-Star is made of high quality aluminum and is characterized by the pre-formed grip, chrome steel clip and ink window.
- Comes with one blue cartridge, Lamy's Z28 converter is available separately.
- Matching LAMY Turmaline bottle ink and cartridges are also available.
These are available for free customized engraving. See picture for font choices. Engraving shows up white.
Sep 4, 2020
Jun 14, 2020
Aaannnddd Zebra has been my go to pen for years as a happy middle. But as time went on and their product line shifted from the older G series to the newer Sarsasa and it became impossible to find 0.5 refills for the G-402 and the pen itself becoming extinct it felt like while the ever harder to write write with F series got bigger I took to the internet in a final hope of finding my ever more and more rare and precious pens and refills.... And then something totally unexpected happened... Almost like Alice falling down the rabbit hole...
Not only did a find more and more of my precious pens the more I searched away from the big box stores and towards the online pen community but I started to see a few lower end fountain pens I Recognized.... Or had even used back in school a lifetime ago. I shouldn't have been surprised really... In these modern times your can find just about anything online... But such a niché and purely passion driven market by love and true joy of the online pen world v totally caught me off guard. I was like a kid in a grown up candy store that just got their be allowance and couldn't make up his mind.
I couldn't make up my mind... The sheet 5 volume of choices totally blew my away more than anything else...I didn't know where to start. With the current state of the world and so many small businesses struggling and so many shipments delayed I began to go from store to store to store picking something here and a couple things there... I'm far from rich, I'm lower middle class at best... But I had to satisfy this craving and make sure it wasn't just a passing fancy and do my part to help these stores, even if it was just va preppy here or a Claire Fontaine notebook there....I lie awake unable to sleep till I went through the next store, clicked the next link.... Until... Just like this long winded rant has built up to I found this magical place of Vanness. Not just a pen store but the pen store that had my affordable "Holy Grail".... And it's new special edition is in my favorite color only equal to classic black.... And offered my choice of not only for it to come in left handed... But in my choice of classic steel or the black version there accents this pen perfectly.
If that wasn't amazing enough they offered free engraving on top of everything! I thought this would be too great to be true....I had to know.... So.... With the bills just paid and funds low from already shopping my way through the web to get here I started cautious....I ordered a notebook here just to see if it was real or "too good to be true". Aaannnddd to my shock and awe it was real! Not only did my order ship incredibly fast given the current state of the world but I got a discount code for certain items on my next purchase... And in a time where shipping costs are continuing to rise they offered me free shipping on orders over a certain amount... Not just first class but priority! I still was in disbelief. So I had to "test the ink" one more time to make sure. I ordered this beautiful colored pen with my first initial and last name ingraved on it since m along with a Vista and a couple other small things just to see what the turn around would be with engraving.... And to my surprise I believe it was just as fast if not faster than my first order!
I am sorry to gush but I cannot day how amazingly happy I am with their selection and service! I have found three others I am also developing a fondness for but these fine folks are my first stop for sure every time from now on...
Now.... If y'all at Vaness are still with me I can't thank you enough again....I partially wrote this this long do my parents, if they saw this, they wouldn't have the patience to read all the way down. I have had to take a lot of unpaid time off work to help them.... They are in the process of moving out of state and are retired and on a budget so I have been doing as much and what I can. And I've felt horrible because mother's day came and went and I just couldn't find the right special something... And now father's day is fast approaching.... To my great surprise my step father... Who usually just shakes his head at anything interested in was quite surprised and taken back by my sincere interest in rebuilding my pen collection... Even if it's not the most fancy... I know and love Lamy pens... Is what I've used and they're perfect for my level of skill.... And thanks to this interest and your guys awesome service I now know what to get them...I just hope I am not too late.
Two days from now is my first and only decent paycheck for awhile and that's why I have been doing little orders as I can to stock up for the "main event." They we're able to purchase their dream house by morgaging against their current one they're moving out of this week and I was too late for that but on Tuesday I am going to order them each a specific pen with engraving to match... So when this house sells they can sign off on their "old life" and "sign the lease" on their new life with a special pen made just for them to not only hopefully be that special gift I've been searching for... But a symbol of literally "marking the occasion" with something picked out and customized just for them and I wanted to thank you and your team in advance for your passion, dedication, and hard work... And helping me give my parents "that special and personal touch" on giving them something they don't have that is a symbol of love and appreciation and not "just another thing."
Ok.... I've gushed, rambled, and ravedv long enough but y'all seriously have no idea how excited and grateful I am and can barely contain my excitement and stay patient for another 48 hours!
Sincerely with all my thanks...
Z. Anderson view less
Apr 14, 2020