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Product Code LMY-L77BKF

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Product Code LMY-L77BKF

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MSRP $89.00

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The LAMY aion is a completely new series of writing instruments, designed by Jasper Morrison. The black body and cap are constructed from solid aluminum, each made from seamless closed components. The body features an anodized matte finish, while the grip has a matte blasted circular-brushed finish. The spring-loaded clip is made from stainless steel with the logo embossed on the side.

A new innovative stainless steel nib with unconventional contours is exclusive to this series, yet interchangeable with the existing LAMY steel nibs. This fountain pen comes with a blue LAMY ink cartridge as well as a LAMY Z27 converter to get you started writing right away!

Note: To ensure quality performance, LAMY tests their pens as a final step in manufacturing. If you happen to see any residual blue ink, rest assured that this is normal.

Click here to shop all compatible LAMY ink cartridges.

Fountain Pens

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

Body Material
Cap Type

How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).

Compatible inks & refills

Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.

Bottled inks, Proprietary LAMY ink cartridges
Filling Mechanism

How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.

Cartridge, Converter
Grip Material
Nib Size
Fine, Medium
Nib Color
Nib Material

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.


Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

Diameter - Body
12.9mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14.3mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
17.2mm (0.7in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

137mm (5.4in)
Length - Cap
64.3mm (2.5in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

16.5mm (0.6in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
143mm (5.6in)
Length - Overall (Posted)

When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.

162mm (6.4in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

21g (0.8oz)
Weight - Cap
12g (0.5oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.

Max Ink Capacity - Converter

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.


Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
Aaron W.H.
Very nice, but not fully refined

This is a solid, competitive entry into the market at this price point. The pen is relatively large, very aesthetically on point if you like the Lamy design language, and functional. The capping and threading of the barrel are all solid and secure. For those who worry about it, there is a slight bit of play in the clip and the cap can rotate freely, but that does not inhibit the security of the mechanisms. It uses the highly reliable Lamy feed and nib system. There are but two "weak links" IMO when it comes to this pen. The first is the somewhat imprecise feel of the very hard nib. I like stiff nibs (particularly those of Platinum), but the Aion nibs are very smooth *and* very stiff, with little feedback. This creates a less precise feel to me than the higher feedback of the Platinum nibs, and less cushion than the softer nibs that Lamy offers. Fortunately, you can easily swap out a Lamy steel or gold nib to achieve your desired effect if the Aion shape/style does not suit you. The other weak link, IMO, is the somewhat less secure sensation of the section. The grip isn't fundamentally slick or slippery, but it also doesn't feel as planted as some other pens. Mostly I find this only comes into play after large numbers of pages of writing, where little details in ergonomics come out, but for shorter form writing, the pen holds fine and sits fine in the hand. Overall, this isn't among the absolute greatest of all pens ever, but it's a very good offering, and I think it is one of Lamy's more compelling pens.

Solid writing instrument

Easy to change nibs and the ink flow is very consistent. My only issue with the Lamy Aion is that the cap fits a little loose. This pen has a very modern, simple aesthetic, and the smooth writing experience provides the value expected from a quality writing instrument.

Mitch P.
A Good Pen

I bought the limited Red version. The pen feels good in the hand and is lighter than I expected. The included nib is pretty good, but I immediately replaced it with a Lamy gold nib and I love the upgrade.

Michael M.
The clip fell off.

When I took the Lamy Aion out of the box, the clip fell off before I had a chance to unscrew the barrel and insert an ink cartridge. I have not yet inserted an ink cartridge.

Shadrick B.J.
Great Workhorse Pen

The Aion has a solid build in most areas, but I reccomended users not to post this pen because it might make the cap loose over time. This think can take a beating and has a very nice texture and feel to it. The section, although made of metal, is not slippery at all. This is an ideal workhorse pen for EDC.

FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above. 

Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:

  • Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
  • Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
  • Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
  • Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
  • Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.

Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.

How do I clean a fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck. 

It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:

How often do I need to clean my fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors. 

Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.

My pen won’t write! What do I do? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.

We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.

If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed. 

If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help! 

What's your return policy? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

You can submit a return request within 30 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.

Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.