Lamy Safari Savannah Terracotta Special Edition Fountain Pen. In two colors that got us excited. We will go a bit more in-depth on why we like this pen so much.
The Safari is an example of a love-it-or-hate-it design. The pen design had an extra dose of modernism. The pronounced flats and angles of elaborate proportions prove this. And yet, there’s something nice about it.
Lamy Safari Savannah Terracota
The Lamy Safari came out on every single color of the rainbow over the years. Only two of these colors are truly preferred by the Safari pens collector. The Savannah and Terracotta colors are the two original ones released in 1980. So we like to see a re-release of these colors.
In terms of how close the colors actually are to the originals? Well, we don’t own any of the originals, but from the few comparisons online, it seems that the Terra-cotta is quite spot-on, while the Savannah looks to be a touch less olive-green than the original.
The Lamy Safari Savannah Terracota is a medium-sized pen; The Safari measures just shy of 14 cm/5.5″ capped and retains a comfortable size of 12.9 cm/ 5.1″ when uncapped. It weighs just 17 grams in total, thanks to the all-plastic (ABS) injection-molded construction. The cap posts securely and rather deep, which – together with the lightweight – makes this one of the more comfy pens to use posted.
The firm – but fairly quiet – snap cap, as well as the ink window through the barrel, are both useful features to have on a pen.
Lamy Safari nibs are very responsive and reliable, with a well-balanced ink flow. We especially enjoy the fine nibs, which lay down a nice medium-fine, crisp line of ink.
We think that the Lamy Safari absolutely deserves its status as one of the best affordable fountain pens on the market.