How to Change LAMY Fountain Pen Nib

March 27, 2024

How to Change LAMY Fountain Pen Nib

Fountain pens are more than just writing instruments; they're tools of self-expression and precision.

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of changing the nib in a Lamy fountain pen.

Understanding the Anatomy

Before diving into the procedure of changing your LAMY nib, it's essential to familiarise yourself with the anatomy of a LAMY fountain pen and the LAMY nib sizes and grinds available to you.

Tools you'll need to Change a Lamy Fountain Pen Nib

  1. LAMY Fountain Pen: Ensure you have the LAMY fountain pen from which you want to change the nib.
  2. Replacement Nib: Purchase a compatible replacement nib for your LAMY pen. LAMY offers a variety of nib sizes, including extra-fine, fine, medium, and broad.
  3. Soft Cloth: Use a soft cloth to handle the nib and prevent any scratches or damage.
  4. Optional: Rubber Grips or Nib Removal Tool: While not essential, rubber grips or a specialized nib removal tool can provide extra grip and make the process easier.

Step-by-Step Guide:

1) Prepare your workspace

Find a clean, well-lit area to work in.

Lay down a soft cloth to protect the pen and provide a clean surface for your work.

2) Remove the current nib

Grip the pen firmly, ensuring a secure hold.

With your fingers, gently but firmly grasp the current nib near its base.

Slowly and steadily, pull the nib straight out from the pen's grip section.

Be cautious not to apply excessive force, as this could damage the feed or the nib itself.

3) Insert the new nib

Take your replacement nib and align it with the feed, ensuring that the nib's alignment corresponds with the feed's grooves.

Once aligned, gently press the new nib into the grip section of the pen.

Apply even pressure to ensure that the nib is securely seated.

4) Test the pen

Once the new nib is in place, it's time to test your pen.

Reassemble the pen, ensuring that all components are properly fitted together.

Dip the nib in ink or insert a cartridge or converter filled with ink.

Test the pen on a piece of paper to ensure smooth ink flow and proper performance.

5) Fine-tune if necessary

If the ink flow feels too heavy or too light, you may need to adjust the nib's alignment or the pen's feed.

Experiment with different writing angles and pressures to find the optimal configuration for your writing style.


Changing the nib in a LAMY fountain pen is a straightforward process that allows you to personalise your writing experience.

Whether you prefer fine lines for intricate detail work or broad strokes for bold statements, LAMY's interchangeable nibs offer versatility and customization options.

By following the steps outlined in this guide and exercising care and patience, you can seamlessly transition to a new nib and continue enjoying the timeless pleasure of writing with a LAMY fountain pen.

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