The LAMY AL-Star is the aluminum big brother to the LAMY Safari. The smoky grey translucent triangular grip section makes it great for those starting out who have no idea how to hold a fountain pen, but it's used and loved by fountain pen lovers of all levels of experience. This black aluminum AL-Star comes with an interchangeable black steel nib, which can be easily swapped out for another size, and matching black trim for a fully stealthed out look. This fountain pen comes with a blue LAMY ink cartridge so you can get started writing right away. If you'd like to use bottled fountain pen ink, you can also purchase a LAMY Z28 converter. This color was previously the special edition for 2013, then became a regular edition in 2015.