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The LAMY AL-star special edition 2022 fountain pen has finally arrived in my hands. This year’s White Silver color does not differ much from last year’s Azure.
While the 2021 limited edition reflected a slight shade of blue in the light, the new aluminum body is a very light gray tending to white.
The purchase of the new fountain pen was a good excuse to choose a new color for the ink as well. After all, this is one of the reasons why I love this type of pens.
I decided to combine to my classic and inseparable Pelikan Blue-Black with the Topaz blue from the Edelstein line. These are particular inks produced by Pelikan made with brighter pigments that guarantee even more fluid and smooth writing.
The two are not competing. Lamy AL-star Azure vs White Silver is not a game I like to play. Both pens editions work closely together, in fact I also kept the Azure in my stationery EDC, filling the White Silver fountain pen with the new ink.
In the photos below, you can see the combination of the pens in the two versions and a rapid test of Pelican Edelstein Topaz ink on Moleskine paper. Obviously, I also added an additional Lamy Z28 Converter to the cart to refill the pen directly from the ink bottle.