The 2016 Update
It's one of my annual events - digging out last year's article and updating it. Except that this year there will be a twist. See more at the end on that. The 2016 Lamy Safari special edition colour has long been rumoured, and then known, to be purple. In nfact its official colour is Dark Lilac but that's purple to you and me.
This year is a slight break with tradition, in that Lamy have gone back to the old-style matt barrel with a black clip. The jury's out on whether this is a good step or not but change is always good so for that reason alone I give it the thumbs up. And there is a matching ink, as is now the norm.
So the revised list now is...
And the extra bit...?
Well, this year I thought it would be interesting to get people to share their collection of Lamy Safari special editions. Who has what? How many colours do you own? How far back does your collection go? Personally I have a 2009 orange Safari on my desk (a source of many envious glances from someone else in the office, it should be noted), but I do well remember the blue and red edition. I have also seen images of all sorts of unusual editions from unusual sources - I will put a post up on our Facebook page and hopefully we'll get some to share our Safari's.