Lamy makes some pretty cool products. The company has been around for awhile and have always seemed to have an edge on a more modern design.
Although the Safari is actually one of their entry level pens, it really is still an astounding pen.
This particular model is a rollerball, but the Safari also comes in a ballpoint and the more prevalent fountain pen style. I have a Safari Vista fountain pen that I'll review sometime soon that I've also been pleased with.
They are made of a dense, molded plastic and are quite sturdy and have a very recognizable strong steel clip.
The Lamy Safari often comes in a variety of vibrant colors like yellow, orange, green... my blue selection was a bit more conservative compared to some. Still, it is a nice looking shiny blue.
From what I've heard, the Safari is often used in grade schools around Europe to teach children how to hold a pen properly. The grip section has a very unique faceted three-sided, triangular shape that forces you to put your thumb, index, and middle finger in the "right" place. Quite clever, Lamy! Kudos.
I've always had a pretty normal grip, so the pen is quite comfortable for me to hold.
I like rollerballs generally and the Lamy doesn't seem to disappoint. It writes very smooth and lays down a thick line. The Doane Paper I use is pretty thick and absorbs ink, but with as much as the Lamy puts down it didn't bleed through. On other less porous paper the ink likely floats a bit better.