Lamy Logo Fountain Pen Review22 February 2016
The Lamy Logo is a stainless steel fountain pen. It’s available with a wide range of nibs and will take Lamy’s proprietary cartridges or converter. It costs £29.50 from The Pen Company, who originally sent me this pen (some time ago) to review for their own blog. I’m republishing that review here more or less unchanged. This remains my favourite steel-nibbed Lamy fountain pen.
As with all Lamy pens, the Logo is beautifully constructed. The cap pushes on firmly and with a satisfying click. It posts securely too. The join between the barrel and the section is precise and engineered to be part of the design.
The clip is excellent. It’s spring-loaded steel and as such works just as a clip should, clipping firmly and securely.
You can buy the Logo with stainless steel nibs in extra-fine, fine, medium or broad sizes. As it is the standard Lamy nib you can easily change it or buy one of the larger italic sizes. The broad nib on this example is lovely. In fact, I’ve only ever had difficulties with one Lamy nib (and I have a lot). Broad nibs can be tricky blighters sometimes but this one hasn’t let me down yet, with a good reliable wet flow and a smooth stroke on the page.
Lamy pens have a distinctive modern style and you either love them or hate them. I love them, if I’m honest, and the Logo is fantastic. The brushed steel finish looks great and has the added advantage of hiding sweaty fingerprints. The branding is subtle. I particularly like how the section extends beyond the cap when it’s closed.
Talking of the section, I prefer them to be made of the same material as the barrel, which this one is. The ringed design of this one helps with the grip whilst being stylish and not too obvious about it.
The only part of this pen I don’t like are the slots on the end cap. They look unfinished and detract from the sleekness of the rest of the pen.
Lamy uses its own cartridges and converters but they generally provide one of each. It does limit your cartridge options, though.
The Logo is a good length and posts well, it’s a comfortable weight and is comfortable in the hand. The writing experience is fantastic, too. What you get with the Lamy Logo is a brilliantly made pen that has oodles of modern style with performance that doesn’t disappoint.
You can find some more reviews of the Lamy Logo on Pennaquod.
Thank you so much to the Pen Company for sending me this pen to review. You can buy it direct from them here. These are my own thoughts and opinions.
Thank you for the review — I did not know this pen existed!
Great to see Lamy getting the attention it deserves for its quality of build, design, and finish. After several years of exploring fountain pens (Pilot, Sailor, Pelican, Franklin-Christoph, Kaweco, and so on), my favourite pens are Lamy’s: the CP1 in first place, but the Al-Star and Safari deserve mention. I don’t own a Logo, but you’ve whetted my appetite. Thanks for an enthusiastic review of these affordable pens that deliver superb quality.
Thanks. I really need to try the CP1, I think I’ll really like it.
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