Giveaway: Lamy AL-Star Copper Orange from Goldspot Pens!


My friends over at Goldspot pens recently sent me a couple of pens for review purposes, and recently included this lovely little Lamy AL-Star. This is the 2015 Special Edition AL-Star in Copper Orange. I am not a huge fan of the Lamy Safari/Vista/AL-Star pens (mainly due to the triangular grip), but I do have to say that this one is a real beauty. (I was half-tempted to keep this one and giveaway my old blue AL-Star instead…and I suppose if you won the giveaway and really would prefer to have the blue, that could be arranged.)


The Lamy Safari/Vista/AL-Star are some of the most commonly recommended workhorse pens for first-time pen users, and it’s easy to see why. They are built like tanks. They are consistent writers and have easily interchanged nibs to suit your writing style. They are bright and colorful, and if you don’t mind the triangular grip, quite comfortable.

Goldspot Pens

Special thanks to the wonderful folks at Goldspot Pens for providing this Lamy AL-Star for a Pen Habit Giveaway!

This Lamy AL-Star, provided by Goldspot Pens, features a medium nib, and includes a cartridge of the 2015 Special Edition Copper Orange Ink (which is one of my favorite new inks for this year–easily one of my top three orange inks of all time.) ย I will also be throwing in a Lamy converter, so you can use this pen with your ink of choice.


You can enter the giveaway in up to three ways: blog post, email, or follow @penhabit on Twitter. The winner will be selected on October 31, 2015 by Rafflecopter, and I will announce the winner shortly thereafter. (Please see the entry box below for the terms and conditions.) And while you’re at it, please follow @GoldspotPens on Twitter and thank them for their wonderful support of The Pen Habit. They have also provided another great pen for review coming up in a few weeks, so give them a little love the next time you’re looking for a place to feed your own Pen Habit!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends October 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM PST. Winner will be selected by and verified by hand. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. The product for this giveaway was provided free of charge from Goldspot pens, who is not responsible for this giveaway or to ensure that the winner receives his or her prize. No purchase necessary to enter. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to The Pen Habit only. I do not share or sell personal information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

  • Merry

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway! I am really looking forward to season 3 and also seeing more of Luke the dog ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Such a gorgeous pen! I would take that blue one off your hands if I win though ๐Ÿ™‚

  • jordanjay29

    I had my eye on the copper pens, but there were others that made my list first. I’d love to get my hands on one.

    BTW, Matt, you mention an entry box with a TOS. Where is it?

    • Hey Jordan, thanks for the head’s up. I’ve been doing some updates on an upcoming new design, and there was a javascript error that was keeping it from showing up properly. It has been fixed now.

  • Natalie Maybe Leung

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Have been wanting this since it came out!!

  • Andrew

    Thanks so much for the generosity and giveaway of a great pen. I would love to win it.

  • Great. I would like to win the giveaway. Thanks. Yves

  • Brad

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. This pen is a beautiful color!

  • Eugenio Parise

    Hello Matt,
    Thanks for starting season 3, I am really looking forward to it!
    And thanks for this giveaway! It would be nice to win this pen.

  • dean cable

    Awesome color thanks for the chance to win

  • Joel Walmsley

    What a lovely looking pen! Would love to hear more of your recommendations of top orange inks too…

  • Jonathan Mooney

    That’s such a beautiful pen! I’ve had my eye on this for the past few months.

  • Ian

    I love the colour of this one. Looking forward to season 3!

  • Federico Figueroa

    A big thanks to Goldspot and to Matt for giving us a new season, looking forward to it.

  • Heidi Wang

    Great colour pen, thanks for the giveaway !

  • Ian

    I shall take this opportunity to mention that while I don’t always agree with the opinions you have of some pens, I enjoy seeing the thoughts of someone with slightly different tastes in pens and ink. It’s refreshing, and I appreciate the work you obviously put into your videos. Thankyou!

  • Carl

    Thanks for the opportunity

  • NoFuture NoHope

    Lamy does not belong to my favorit pen brands, but this colour is great and I like the pen a lot…

  • Bianca Jansen

    Stumbled into your blog today, what a treat! You definitely have a new fan and am looking forward to some downtime reading your other posts.

    Of course I’d love to win this beautiful pen. It reminds me of home; I am from the Netherlands, but live in California.

    Orange is our national color, simply because the monarchy family’s last name is Van OIranje-Nassau. Oranje is Dutch for Orange.

    Absolutely is stunning with Apache Noodler’s ink.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  • writingrav

    Nice looking pen.

  • jrdemasi

    Thanks, Matt! Excited for season 3.

  • Garrett Olsen

    Been wanting one of those. Thanks!

  • Joseph Reuben

    Wonderful, thank you!

  • Patrick

    Just the color I don’t have in my rotation. If I win this, I’ll get a bottle of diamine ancient copper or noodler’s apache sunset/Habanero to match it.

  • hildawg30

    I LOVE the al stars, and have been eyeing up this orange one!!!!

  • Rob

    Hey Matt,

    Thanks for running a giveaway so early in the season. I am looking forward to your upcoming reviews.

  • Can Berk ร‡etin

    Congrats. to the winner in advance. That’s really a good colour.
    It would definitely go very well with my purple Al-Star.

  • jcauseyfd

    Really liking this orange Al-Star. Hope the Rafflecopter is good to me!!!

  • Luc Harvey

    Great for us ๐Ÿ™‚ and a nice pen

  • Fred Windberg

    Looking forward to Season 3…not a fan of Lamy pens in general, but this color is brilliant and I would love to have it in my collection…

  • Yeah, I want that.

  • Rust

    It’s a beautiful pen. Thanks!

  • Sonya

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway, and for all your wonderful Youtube video reviews! You are definitely on of my favourite fountain pen reviewers. P.s. Love your handwriting!

  • Marc St. Marie

    I sure do lok forward to hearing who wins this pen!

  • EelyHovercraft

    Season 3 hasn’t really started and there’s a giveaway already. Matt, you’re spoiling us!

    Thank you for this chance.

  • Joel Sutton

    The best looking Lamy yet. I’ve admired the copper orange since it was first announced and would love to have my own. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Aida Delos Reyes

    I’d love a chance to win this. ๐Ÿ˜€ That’s a pretty cool color for an FP

  • Fabulous giveaway! That is a beautiful pen that would look so great in my hand ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Fantastic color! Thanks for the giveaway

  • Jonathan Burchett

    I would love to win this beautiful pen!

  • Smithman

    Beautiful pen to give away. Glad new season is starting.

  • Carolyn

    Thank you for being such a food friend to the whole pen community, Matt.

  • E Chak

    Great giveaway. Been limiting actual pen purchases due to funds, but this one is on my “would be nice to have” list. So winning would be great.

  • Tim

    I’m a fountain pen newbie. I would love to win this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Bianca McDermott

    I love orange pens! But not as much as I love your interpretive dance. Thanks for offering both up to the FP community.

  • Katy Rotman

    one can never have too many Lamys in color of the year ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ron

    A lovely looking pen to be giving away right at the very start of season 3.

  • TomJ

    Fingers crossed!

  • lebrocha

    Beautiful pen. Thank’s for the giveaway.

  • Paul Burberry

    Congratulations on the wealth of sponsors that seem to be jumping on board with The Pen Habit and all it does for us as a community of pen lovers.

  • inotrym

    Happy Third Season, Matt! May we enjoy your videos for years to come! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Max Pesky

    Hello Matt, I’ve just recently got into (or should I say, rediscovering) fountain pens and cursive writing again and your YouTube channel was one of the first few I came across when searching through credible reviews of fountain pens. I also learned of your experience with internet trolls and I’m super glad that you have decided to stay strong and soldier on with more pen reviews, hopefully with a better time and budget management plan behind you this time round! ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyways, all the best, know that you have another fan, and I’ll be looking forward to more reviews from you!

  • iason150

    keep up the good work m8.

  • iason150

    dam i love this pen

  • Andrea Kirkby

    What a generous giveaway. Another reason to love The Pen Habit.

  • Davidson

    Looks great! I’d love to make a run at that copper or blue!

  • Calligraphy Nut

    Great pen and the color and ink are fantastic – thanks Matt!

  • Andrew

    I love the metallic copper orange color! Maybe it’s time for another AL-Star for the collection.

  • Harry

    Looking forward to the new season!

  • I have been looking at this pen for a while but never pulled the trigger. Thanks for the chance to win in a giveaway.

    Looking forward to Season 3

  • Gill

    Love this colour!

  • Grant Zaitchick

    This is probably one of the only Lamy Al-Stars that I find attractive, but I would love to have it!

  • Arturo Salazar

    Awesome pen! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Steven Wilson

    Thanks for the giveaway. Looking forward to season 3.

  • Indira

    Thank you for the giveaway Matt and Goldspot. I have this one and would definitely trade for the blue.

  • Luke Falkenholm


  • Jim Cavanaugh

    It’s a very pretty pen

  • Grace Ji

    This pen looks great. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • gadgetfanboy

    Great giveaway, Matt! The AL-Star is a classic, and this color is great.

  • Sergey Marinkin

    So happy to have you back Matt !

  • Juan Carlos

    Beatifull color and a friendly pen

  • Thomas Sweet

    I, for one, enjoy the triangular grips. Hopefully this ends up being a part of my collection… Worst case, I suppose I can simply buy it.

  • Nupur Rane

    i just love this pen!

  • rdcalhoon

    The Copperorange has been on my one of these days list since it came out. Thanks for a chance.

  • Ben

    Hello Matt! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Shubheksha Jalan

    Lovely pen! Would love to have one.

  • Lori Robinett

    The copper is beautiful, and I’m intrigued by the triangular grip.

  • Marilyn Rumph

    I love the Al Star and have the blue one! Would love the copper.

  • Howard Eisen

    The orange is speactacular

  • Susan P

    Lamy Al-Star is the next pen I’d like to try. And of all the colors, I think the Copper Orange is the nicest! Thanks to you & Goldspot for the chance to win one, and for sharing your blog with us…

  • Daniel Taub

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  • VickNish

    love the copper orange. thanks for the opportunity.

  • Jim Cavanaugh

    I am so glad season three has started

  • Dan Goldman

    I love my Lamy Vista, and it needs this coppery beauty to keep it company!

  • Dave Busse

    Thanks so much for the give-away. As others have said, looking forward to your next season.

  • LadyFair LadyFair

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Randy R

    Hey There, Matt (and Goldspot) — thanks for the giveaway. Just recently found your reviews and have been enjoying them. This Lamy Al Star pen looks beautiful.

  • MelodyJ

    This is a very nice pen.

  • SoCoastMaven

    thank you for the great giveaway…the winner will be one happy camper!

  • Lisa Millraney

    I’m a relative noob to fountains, just got into them this past summer. My favorite so far is my Lamy Safari. Even if I don’t win the drawing, I’m saving up for this very pen because I’ve been lusting after it for weeks. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Beth

    Thanks for the giveaway, Matt!! Give Luke a BIG HUG!! So excited for Season 3!! God Bless You & Luke, Beth Fralix

  • Al Mardeuse

    I’ve been using Lamy for years. I think we have 4 of them in the house at the moment; one more wouldn’t be a burden!

  • Jason Couture

    Beautiful color, especially for Fall! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Marsie McLendon

    That pen is certainly lovely, but if I won, I would purchase additional nibs for it, as I have yet to meet a nib that was too fine for my liking, and I have been looking for an excuse to try Lamy’s 1.1 nib as well…

  • KipKap

    This pen would pair nicely with Noodler’s Apache Sunset!

  • RaOl

    Wonderful shade of orange ๐Ÿ™‚

  • island_boy

    Amazing color! I’d love to have a chance to win!

  • Judy Jacobs

    Thanks, Matt. Hi, Luke, good dog, gooooood booooooy! If I win the pen, how will you let me know? BTW, your dance was amusing, do it again.

  • Nicole K.

    My husband recently purchased this pen with a Fine nib and he loves it! I have tested it out a time or two and it writes very smoothly.

  • Christian Lรฉvesque

    The Lamy Al-Star is beautiful. Thanks for holding this giveaway.

  • Alma Yadira Rocha

    Would love to own this pen! Definitely a first time user! Thanks for the chance:)

  • Luke Kurzawa

    Very cool pen. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  • SirSigma

    Thanks for another giveaway. As always, Season 3 looks promising so far.

  • Dexter L.

    Thanks so much for the review that you’ve done.

  • Really like season 3 so far, keep up the good work Matt!

  • Zinger Laszlo

    Love your videos Matt, thanks for all the hard work!

  • Paul Kulish

    Love the reviews! Thank you!

  • Craig Naranjo

    Thanks for the giveaway! The copper orange is a fantastic color.

  • tweetyscute

    I could put this pen to good use

  • samantha h

    What a great looking pen!

  • scott d

    Lamy has a stark utilitarian aesthetic that serves my everyday writing purposes well.

  • Puskfam Sn

    Love this pen…looks great. Love all your reviews

  • Bence Nagy

    I just love the looks of this pen. I have a litte collection of Safaris, this would be an awesome next pen…
    I would change the nib to an EF black one, but it gorgeus in this form too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Elisa X.

    absolutely gorgeous pen. Thank you for the giveaway

  • Andrรกs Nagy

    Nice looking pen!

  • charmedlife2006

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway. A Lamy pen has been on my “wish list” for quite some time now. The color of this pen is gorgeous…perfect for Halloween. Very kind of you to include a converter since I have several pens that I no longer use since I can’t find cartridges that fit.

  • It would be nice to pick up an orange pen… or take the blue one off your hands.

  • Sandra Jacobs

    Copper+Orange my two favorite colors

    Thank you for this chance

  • Mark H

    Color looks very close to a burnt-orange…. hook em’ horns. Thanks for the opportunity to win this nice pen!

  • Jim Cavanaugh

    I am glad season three is here

  • Season 3 and a orange Lamy on a giveaway, thanks Matt!

  • I love this color! Thanks for the chance to win and for all your hard work on this blog. I really do enjoy your reviews!

  • Galen Curtis

    Another pen I’ve had my eye on. Thanks for all the great chances to win stuff!

  • Roy Gutfinski

    Looks like a classic!

  • Becy

    Oh, this is my favorite color!!!! I would love to win.

  • Sarcasm_101

    I love all things orange and I’m just getting back into fountain pens, so this is a win-win for me!

  • mourad

    cool pen, had the purple one, didn’t get to use it as I broke it in no time!

  • Eva Yaa Asantewaa

    This is a fabulous pen. I have the blue and would absolutely scream if I won the gorgeous copper!!!!

  • Ali El M

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  • John Smith

    What a nice Giveaway

  • nyb

    Woot, nice !!

  • Gordon

    Hi Matt, thanks for the opportunity to win this – it really does look like a beauty!

  • Thor Clayton Wright

    Thank you for the give away. I enjoy the videos every week.

  • That copper is a very striking colour. I don’t have any Lamy pens in the stable yet, so winning this one would make for a nice addition.

  • tg

    Bought this pen just a week ago. Really cool step up from the plasticky Safari ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sonya Shi

    I have a purple one and a grey/stealth one. For me, the Safaris and Al-Stars are sturdy, easy to use, simple pens. They do have some very attractive colours.

    Thank you Matt for doing all the reviews! They are very informative and entertaining to watch. And I love your handwriting!

  • Ruth E Paul

    Would love to win…have always wanted a Lamy!

  • hofken

    I love signing letters to my clients with a great fountain pen. This looks like one.

  • susan_house

    Beautiful! Please choose me!

  • Randy R

    Hooray for Rami N !! Bummer for the rest of us, but a big congrats to Rami.

    Thanks again, Matt, for the opportunity and the excitement.