Lamy acquired by Mitsubishi Pencil

What a weird day. First that weird stuff around Automattic and now this: Lamy just announced that they had been acquired by Mitsubishi Pencil. This came out of the blue for me and I don’t have any extreme feelings about it. I have tons of products from both companies (although probably more different ones from Lamy thanks to many Safaris and AL Stars etc.) and enjoy them all!

It just feels weird to see a company as old and widely known as Lamy to be acquired. This also means - as far as I can tell - that Kaweco is the last larger German fountain pen company that still has German owners (albeit the ownership there is also a bit strange πŸ€ͺ).

At this point, I’m mostly curious how it will turn out! Uni-ball has some awesome products on the rollerball and mechanical pencil front but I always liked the style of Lamy products! Just imagine a mechanical pencil with the inner workings of a Kuru Toga but in a Lamy cp1-like shell. Or even better: Uni-ball ink refills for the pico or xevo πŸ˜„ I can still dream πŸ˜‰

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