Lamy Al-Star fountain pen
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Lamy Al-Star fountain pen

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Availability: In stock

The Lamy Al-Star fountain pen is very popular with an aluminium body in choice of coloured finishes.

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The Lamy Al-Star is one of our most popular Lamy fountain pens, part of the classic Lamy Safari family with the added luxury of an all-aluminium barrel.

A true Bureau classic

The Al-Star fountain pen forms part of the core family of Lamy pens alongside the Safari and Vista. The Al-Star is the premium pen in this group thanks to its all-aluminium barrel which comes in several coloured shades. The Al-Star comes highly recommended by so many people, from schools to fountain pen fans.

The Al-Star is a pen that writes as well as many pens worth several times the price. The added quality of the metal barrel is worth the price for the touch of quality it adds, and being an aluminium pen it is lightweight and comfortable to write with.

All pens have a chromium plated medium steel nib. This pen comes with a blue ink cartridge as standard. Designed by Wolfgang Fabian.

The Lamy Al-star pen can also be found in rollerball, ballpoint and mechanical pencil formats.

Look out for the limited edition colour pen and matching ink launched every year. For 2017 it is Pacific Blue, launched in February. (Sorry, these are all sold out now)

Key features:

  • Lightweight aluminium barrel
  • Ergonomic design for easy use
  • Barrel window to easily check ink status
  • Spring-loaded metal clip
  • Uses standard Lamy Z50 or Z52 steel nibs steel nib for quality writing
  • Takes standard Lamy T10 ink cartridges
  • Can be used with Lamy Z28 converter for bottled ink
  • Choice of nib widths, with easy-to-swap Lamy Z50 nibs

What we like about this item:

  • A simple, contemporary design
  • The metallic finish adds quality, with the coloured metallic shades being particularly attractive
Model 029
Refill  Lamy T10
Converter (not included) Lamy Z28
Dimensions capped 13.9 cm 
Dimensions uncapped 13 cm
Dimensions posted 16.7 cm 
Weight 22 gms
Pre-installed ink colour Blue
Body material  Metal
Lead Times

Please note that only some colours with a medium nib are stock items. All other versions of this pen are a special import. The process is that all orders in by 9.30am Monday or by 9.30am Thursday are ordered from the factory in Germany and will be ready for despatch approx. 10 working days later. Please note that the delivery method you choose will not shorten this lead time. Please contact us for more details if needed.

Delivery Info

We offer free UK delivery over £10 - please choose the SAVER delivery option at the checkout. Below £10 this delivery option will cost £1.95.

Within the UK we offer a range of delivery options including guaranteed next-working-day services if you order before 1pm. Please click here to see all our UK delivery options.

For overseas orders we use Airmail postage to a range of countries. The price is calculated according to the weight of your order. International delivery is available to about 50 countries - these will be listed at checkout and also in the shipping estimater in the shopping basket. Please click here to see about our international deliveries.

Returns Info

We offer a 'no quibble' returns policy. If you are not happy with your product then you can return it for a full refund. Please click here to see our full returns policy and how to return something for a refund.


Customer Reviews 32 item(s)

Bruises easily
Written by Mark Bond-Webster ( 08/07/2015)
Sharp to look at, ellegant in the hand, lovely to write with, BUT - boy does it bruise easily. I carry mine in a pencil case with a mechanical pencil, ballpoint, a rubber and a memory stick, and it has all manner of 'dings' and nicks in the barrel. A great shame, especially as I've only had it since the end of March. Maybe this is just vanity, but it looks worn already.
Good all round product
Written by Geraint Evans ( 02/09/2013)
The Lamy Al-Star fountain pen, is a good light weight every day pen. This has not been my first purchase of this pen. Very satisfied.
Al-Star is definitely a star fountain
Written by Wendy ( 05/02/2013)
It is a while since I have owned and written with a fountain pen. This pen is great. Very comfortable to hold and writes beautifully. After reading the reviews I opted with the fine nib which suits me very well. While it was a special order it was worth the wait. Also the service was wonderful - great communication. I am now planing to buy another so I can have a second set up ready to use with a different colour ink. Thanks bureau direct.
Lamy Al-Star Fountain Pen
Written by David-H ( 04/02/2013)
Had been looking at these for some time and should have bought one long ago. What a beautiful writer. My other pen is a Parker Duofold which I have had for donkeys years but the Lamy is a much nicer pen to use. Much more comfortable to hold and much smoother writer than the Duofold. I also like the ability to see the ink level without dismantling the pen.
Not as good as I expected
Written by Tim B ( 02/12/2012)
The pen looks fine and is comfortable to hold - but the ink flow is very poor. And considering that's why one buys a pen - it's a huge problem. Ah well.
Fab pen- already want another one!
Written by Sue ( 06/09/2012)
My pen arrived today. I had to wait a few extra days as I wanted a fine nib, which meant a special order. The wait didn't matter to me, and I was notified of it soon after ordering. I wanted this pen and the red cartridges to go with it as I am a teacher and wanted a good pen for marking. It is perfect. I am now thinking of ordering another with blue cartidges for other work. Lovely pen and superb service- thank you Bureau Direct.
excellent inexpensive pen
Written by Lesley ( 04/07/2012)
I love these pens and have a range of colours now. Writes beautifully and is not expensive.
Brilliant Pen and Great Service
Written by Jake ( 07/05/2012)
The title says it all. What a brilliant pen. Great quality, writes amazingly and isnt a blow in the budget. I recommend this pen and dont buy it from anywhere else as Burea Direct have free delivery and it arrives amazingly quickly. I had to wait two days!!!!
high quality pen
Written by Viviane Andraous ( 05/04/2012)
A very high quality pen, nice design and lovely writing.
Lamy Pen from Bureau Direct
Written by Andrea Lamyman ( 07/02/2012)
Lovely Lamy pen delivered promptly.
Written by Ken ( 02/12/-1)
High quality good looking fountain pen, pleased with purchase.
Beautiful pen...
Written by Danni Lawrence ( 02/12/-1)
Beautiful pen, gorgeous colour, superb quality, but what else do you expect from Lamy?
All good.
Written by Peter ( 02/12/-1)
Lamy all star excellent and good value. First class service. I'll be back.
Excellent fountain pen
Written by Enrique ( 02/12/-1)
I received my fountain pen just in time and the quality of the pen is brillian. I have tried some other fountain pens of the same price and Lamy for sure is the best I have tried. I will buy another one!
Great pen
Written by AC ( 02/12/-1)
Great pen, would definitely recommend.
Excellent service!
Written by Viviane Andraous ( 02/12/-1)
Very good quality, smooth beautiful writing pen. Very elegant colour. The service is very professional, express delivery. Reasonable prices, cheaper than high street shops.
Great pen
Written by L Stock ( 02/12/-1)
Very impressed with this pen. Nice modern design, lovely colour, writes smoothly, but the best feature is that it is shaped at the end so you can grip it easily whilst writing. I find it much easier than the traditional round shape. Ink cartridges fit in easily and seem to last well. I haven't written with a fountain pen for over 25 years, but having bought this, I might start! Also, I would like to put in a good word for the prompt delivery service. I ordered on Thursday afternoon, chose 1st class delivery, and actually got it the next day. So I would certainly use this company again.
Simply great
Written by Sue ( 02/12/-1)
This pen writes beautifully, and it is also quite comfortable to hold for long periods. Bureau Direct's service was, as usual, top notch! Would definitely recommend this site to my friends (I alreeady do ;) ).
Written by Claire ( 02/12/-1)
My pen is scratchy and does not provide the even flow of ink I need to complete legal documents. I use special non fading ink, and the convertor is very good. Shame about the pen.
Lamy Al Star
Written by Madeline ( 02/12/-1)
Love the vivid ruby colour! More streamlined silhouette compared to the Safari as the clip lies a bit flatter. Only wished it came with a converter. Smooth flow from the nib. Depressions for the fingers gave better control when writing.
Written by Chris ( 02/12/-1)
I bought my first Lamy pen ( a Safari ) over 25 years ago: I still use it at work every day. The Al-Star I ordered from bureau direct this year initially had a scratchy nib but Kate instantly sent a replacement, and this pen is now in daily use as well. I have complete confidence in this company's service. Bureau Direct sell these pens at a better price than I can get in NZ.
Lamy becoming a favourite!
Written by Chaya ( 02/12/-1)
I recently got into fountain pens and picked up a couple of Lamy Safaris along with a couple of more expensive pens. I was so impressed with the Safaris! To me they seem to write as well as the more upmarket pens! Recently I decided to ugrade to an Al-Star and as well as writing beautifully, it feels so much more satisfying than the Safari. I got the ruby ren limited edition and am fast falling in love with it. The metallic finish adds a classier touch to the whole thing and the pen is slightly chunkier and slightly heavier. I don't think it will be too long before my pen case is filled with Lamy pens. I love it.
Excellent product and service.
Written by John Howard ( 02/12/-1)
I will certainly use this web supplier for stationery items. The service was first class. Prompt efficient and excellent value for money.
A Dream fulfilled
Written by Wiebke ( 02/12/-1)
I came to this page through a friend. We both share a love for pens and writing. I have been looking for good fountain pens and especially Lamy fountain pens for quite a while. I found a really good one (I really recommend the ruby limited edition lamy)- the nib is perfect and the feeling while writing is close to perfect. no scratching the paper- no spilling ink. Which is really important to me. I hate when the writing feeling is scratchy. The delivery was quick-even overseas. I am really happy to have found this page and will definitely order again.
Written by Trish ( 02/12/-1)
I have a plain safari and wanted a nice looking pen but with the same excellent writing quality. Perfect!! Love the ruby colour and the medium nib is beautifully smooth.
Great Lamy fountain pen
Written by David Aylieff-sansom ( 02/12/-1)
This is one of the new Ruby coloured Lamy pens have to say it is very elegant and of course writes beautifully and is very stylish to boot. These Al-Star pens are great value for money just make sure you get it back when others want to write with it.
Written by HEIZAI ( 02/12/-1)
The new limited edition looks great~the colour is actually golden, not so pink as in the picture.
Al-Star is an all star
Written by K. ( 02/12/-1)
I am now using this pen in preference to others I own that cost 10 times as much. Why? Mainly because it is so comfortable to hold. If only Lamy would make one of these pens with a gold nib. Once again great service and communication from Bureau Direct - but I am starting to take that for granted now!
Written by Philip ( 02/12/-1)
Such a pleasure to own and use.
Excellent pen
Written by Keith Driver ( 02/12/-1)
I have always had Parker pens all my life man and boy. This Lamy Al-Star fountain pen fine nib surpasses them all - it is a smooth writer, the ink flow does not dry up, it is comfortable in the hand and uses a lot less ink than my latest Parker Sonnet. I also bought the converter and use Parker black Quink ink.
Good pen, excellent bureau staff
Written by Oliver ( 02/12/-1)
Extremely good pen! But what I want to thank here is the responsible staff of bureau! Fast response to the email. Solved my problems (I wanted to add items in a submitted order) perfectly and also give me first order discount. Plus, very fast free deliver! a surprise over my expectation.
Super Pens !!!
Written by John Perkins ( 02/12/-1)
I have many fountain pens from antique to modern (including some very expensive pens) yet I have to say I love the Lamy Safari ,they are so sleek and very reliable and have smooth quality nibs. I have a few Lamy Safari pens including a "Copper Orange" purchased with matching refills from Bureau Direct (they offer a a great service and are so friendly if you happen to speak with them). I highly recommend the Lamy Safari fountain pen, Enjoy !!!

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Product Questions

Total 3 question(s)

Is the Pacific blue ever going to be available again.

Question submitted by: Ryan on: 2017-02-01 19:43:46

Bureau replies: these pens will come out in February.

Answer submitted by: Mishka on: 2017-02-02 09:09:17

For the Lamy Al-Star, what is the difference between the Fine nib and the Fine (special order) nib, please?

Question submitted by: Patrick Roberts on: 2017-02-10 14:14:48

Bureau replies: we stock Medium nibs for regular Al-star pens. Special editions come with Fine or Medium.

Answer submitted by: Mishka on: 2017-02-13 09:36:52

Hi, will you restock on the Pacific Blue FP?

Question submitted by: ithen on: 2017-04-18 14:19:11

Bureau replies: I'm afraid that Lamy has sold out of special edition Petrol fountain pens already...

Answer submitted by: Mishka on: 2017-04-18 15:34:17

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