The well-known Lamy Al-Star has a new color to throw into the mix this year – well sort of a color anyway. This year, the special edition color is matte black.
You will find the usual high quality aluminum body, triangular Lamy grip, and on this here pen, you’ll get a matte black surface with a matching black clip. Nibs are available in stainless steel extra-fine, fine, medium, and broad, or 1.1 mm, 1.5mm, and 1.9mm italic nibs. The standard nib sizes are also available in black steel nibs, and certain retailers carry left-handed nibs as well. I think the black steel nib would be quite stealthy on this pen as well, don’t you? As always, nibs are interchangeable on the Al-Stars, and the fountain pens come with a Lamy blue cartridge to get you started, but are even better with a Z24 converter (available separately).
The limited special edition Lamy Al-Star black will be available as a fountain pen, roller ball, and ballpoint pen. See Lamy for more details. MSRP of the fountain pen is $47.60USD although you can usually find it around $37USD. Expected to arrive in the US late May 2013.