Fountain Pen Ruminations
The thing about scribbling on your typecast while it's still threaded into the machine is you have to flip up the paper holder and advance the paper a few lines. Then you have to write on the paper while it's curved around the platen. With my normally poor handwriting, it makes it barely legible, kind of makes one wonder why bother with a fountain pen at all, why not just use a Bic Biro? Well, the ink, it flows so smoothly via a good fountain pen.
I like the Lamy's hard steel point, it seems a bit more rugged than the Pelikan's at least with my experience. I know from reading other's reviews that some people have described problems with their Safaris, but mine is fine. I have no problem recommending the Lamy Safari as best overall day-to-day F.P.
I scanned this typecast in color, trying to retain some semblance of the ink's blue/black hue, but the paper ended up with a funky blue tint. It's regular printer paper, folded in half as my usual manner for typecasting.