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  • Winner of the Limited Edition Lamy safari in Green.

    Winner of the Limited Edition Lamy safari in Green.

    First of all I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to enter. As usual we chose our winner using the random number generator at

    Lucky number 19 was the number it came up with, so congratulations to Andy@Wwoodclinched, now you have a lovely green Lamy safari to replace your broken one.Random no 19

    Please can you leave a comment below and drop us a line with your choice of ballpoint or fountain pen and the delivery address.

    If anyone would like to buy a Limited Edition Green safari we still have them for sale in the Tiger Pens store. If you are thinking of buying one then I would not delay too long as the green is proving to be a really popular colour, and we are expecting that they will only be available for another couple of months.

  • The Lamy 2012 Limited Edition Safaris Are Here!

    The new bright green limited edition Lamy Safaris have arrived at the Tiger Pens store!

    Want the fountain pen? We have it. Want the push-button ballpoint pen? We have that one, too.

    The fountain pen comes with a blue ink cartridge, but can be switched to bottle ink with the optional Z24 converter. The ballpoint comes with a black ink cartridge.

    This is a limited time, limited supply pen, so get them while we have them.

    By the way, some of you had wondered about why Lamy chose the apple green for the 2012 edition. We asked, and it turns out, the color selection isn't that complicated. Apparently, green is what's hot in fashion and cars right now.

  • Limited Edition Lamy Safari 2012 Is Coming!

    Each year, Lamy releases a special limited edition Safari in a unique color...and that time has come again.

    The 2012 Lamy Safari is an apple green fountain pen so bright you might just want to take a bite.

    The fountain pen will have a medium nib, and the pen will also be available as a ballpoint.

    We expect to have them for sale by mid-April.

    Keep an eye out, more details are coming.

  • First Time Buyer's Guide To Fountain Pens - Part III

    (Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part guest series written by Tyler Dahl, a fountain pen restorer with an extensive knowledge of these classic writing instruments.

    Part I covered the reasons for wanting a fountain pen, and the pros and cons of choosing vintage or modern pens. Part II continued with more detailed criteria for selecting a pen. In Part III, he offers specific suggestions for first-time pen buyers.)

    What pens would you recommend for beginners?

    There are thousands of different pens out there, and in such a dazzling array of styles and colors too. It’s mind boggling to try to browse through them, and find the right one. Lucky for you, I have some recommendations to help you find a suitable first pen! These are my top picks, but that doesn’t mean they’re the best, or everyone’s favorites. They are however, all very popular, and they’re all great pens. Let’s jump right in! Continue reading

  • What is Your Favourite Pen?

    What makes for a favourite pen, one of those that you’ll guard jealously and use often for years and years? Is it a comfortable grip, a smooth writing experience, brilliant colours, a sexy shape? Maybe all of the above?

    Whatever it is, we each have that one pen that is just right for us, that fits our hand perfectly, that makes clean, beautiful lines and turns our handwriting into a work of art (at least in our own eyes). Well, some have that pen, anyway, and some are still searching.

    Here at the Tiger Pens blog, we’re always interested in favourite pens.

    Lamy SafariThat’s why this great post at Lifehacker, showcasing readers’ favourite pens, caught our eyes recently.

    Not surprisingly, fountain pens were well-represented on the list, from the Lamy Safari to the Namiki Yukari. Also included:

    That got us wondering about our favourites around here, so we took a quick poll of the Tiger Pens team to find out what we’re using and why. This is what everyone had to say:

    Bob, accounts and administration

    Uses a Sheaffer NoNonsense fountain pen that he has had for more than a dozen years. He says it’s “very comfortable to hold and the nib suits my writing style.” Bob uses it for all of his everyday tasks and when he wants to impress. Unfortunately, Sheaffer no longer makes the old-style NoNonsense, so if anything ever happened to his pen, he’d have to go searching for a new one on eBay.

    Alex, webmaster

    Writes with a Sharpie Pen that he bought just a few weeks after they were first released. He said, “It can write on literally anything, how much cooler can you get? Its portable and guaranteed to work!” His Sharpie gets put to use for “anything that comes in my mind then and there, from jotting down a quick note on the go (it’s attached to my keys) to marking a wall where it needs to be drilled.”

    Sharpie Pen

    Pete, managing director

    Totally old-school with a vintage Parker 51 from the 1950’s that he’s had for about four months. He loves his Parker because, “It is the first fountain pen that I have bought, and I believe that it makes my letters appear more personal when written using my fountain pen.” Pete uses his mostly for writing and signing letters. If he ever lost it, Pete says he wouldn’t “cry over spilt milk” and might try a Pilot Vanishing Point instead because he's heard they're good pens, and he likes that they're retractable.

    TonyB, blogger

    That’s me. I use a Bic XXL that I’ve had for six months to a year (I can’t remember when I got it, but as with most of my pens, I suspect it was nicked from someone else). The pen simply is the most comfortable I’ve ever come across because the barrel is thick and round, and the grip is a nice, soft cushion of foam. I use it for everything, from taking notes to making grocery lists. Unfortunately, it’s not a smooth writer (actually kind of scratchy) so I’m still on the lookout for a favourite pen. In the meantime, I’m trying out my new UGLee Pen as a replacement desk pen.


    UGLee Pen

    What about you? What is your favourite pen and why? Let us know, and be sure to include a good description, or a photo if you can, and we may feature it in a future article.

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