FPD Giveaway: Lamy Scala Stainless courtesy of Fontoplumo

Fountain Pen Day was started in 2012 as a way for our wonderful community ofย enthusiasts to celebrate and promote our weird, esoteric, amazing, wonderfully hobby/addiction. It’s celebrated on the first Friday of every November, and thanks to the wonderful efforts of many retailers and supporters, Fountain Pen Day is taking off. Last year, there were over 4000 people celebrating the day, with over 77 participating retailers.

One of Pen Habit’s amazing sponsors, Fontoplumo, is continuing their support of Fountain Pen Day by providing Pen Habit viewers a chance to win a brand new Lamy Scala Brushed Stainless Steel fountain pen.


This is the newest addition to the Lamy Scala line (and a pretty attractive looking pen, if I say so myself.) I’ve never had the opportunity to use a Scala, but I’m certain it will be a rock-solid workhorse of a pen. Plus, I’m just a sucker for brushed metal finishes. Reminds me of high-end stereo equipment.

Entries for this giveaway will be accepted until 11:59PM on Fountain Pen Day, Friday, November 6, 2015. This giveaway is powered by Rafflecopter. See the terms and conditions below.ย And every winner’s entry will be verified before being announced, so follow the instructions or else your entry might be disqualified.

Another huge thanks to Fontoplumo for their support of the fountain pen community in general, and for The Pen Habit particularly. If you’re looking for great pens from manufacturers like Aurora, Caran d’Ache, Delta, Kaweco, Lamy, Montegrappa, Tibaldi, TWSBI, or Wรถrther, head over to Fontoplumo. And be sure to thank them for their support of The Pen Habit when you do.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Terms & Conditions: Giveaway ends November 7, 2015 at 12:00 AM PST. Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter.com 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 Fontoplumo, who will ship the prize directly to the winning entrant. 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.

  • Jonathan Mooney

    I love FPD!

  • Shubheksha Jalan

    I would love to have this pen!

  • JohnAtl

    Very nice looking pen. Brushed metal is right up there with matte black, in my book.

  • Vlad Ardeleanu

    Awesome pen! And so many gieaways ๐Ÿ˜€

  • tg

    Fontoplumo seems on a slightly more expensive than my local shops, but will keep it in mind, thanks!

  • Jonathan Keller

    That pen is beautiful, sign me up.

  • Keith McCleary

    FPD for the win!!!

  • miguel oxamendi

    Great Contest!

  • Florian S.

    Yeah! First FPD for a newbie ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mishelle R

    Thanks for another chance

  • Thomas G

    Love love that understated German design.

  • Roger Sellars

    Fountain Pen Day is Awesome!

  • Joel Walmsley

    Wow, that’s a nice looking pen. Is the nib interchangeable with that of the Safari/Al Star/Joy?

  • So many good give-aways right now!

  • Rob

    I’m a sucker for Lamy pens and I love the finish on this pen. Thanks so much for the opportunity!!

  • Randy R

    Wow, another give-away so soon! We LIKE you, Matt! What a great way to bring exciting attention to your reviews (as if we really needed any encouragement) AND at the same time to the stores who sell these wonderful instruments. Thank you, Fontoplumo, for your contribution!

    Lamy makes some exceptionally good, affordable, workhorse pens and I love their wide range of interchangeable nibs. The brushed stainless steel pen not only looks elegant, but it ought to be quite rugged too. This one looks a lot like their Logo, but with a smooth grip section.

    Thanks a bunch, Matt. I’d love to add it to my remuda and I hope Rafflecopter picks my name out of the virtual “hat” on this one. I also hope that your Fall is going well and your you-tube commenters are behaving themselves! Keep up the great work. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Smithman

    Thanks for contributing to the success of Fountain Pen Day and also for providing such great giveaways. You’ve definitely found a way to replace your giveaways from last season.

  • Jonathan Whitehorn

    Hooray fountain pen day!

  • Merry

    Thanks for all your giveaways and your awesome video productions (one can see there is a lot of effort put into them).

  • EelyHovercraft

    Thank you Fontoplumo and thank YOU Pen Habit! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • NoFuture NoHope

    This finish looks really great…

  • Sam Ferguson

    Out of curiosity, will you be reviewing the Scala at some point?

  • Kbsnatch

    I’d love to have this pen, thanks for the giveaway.

  • Jim Cavanaugh

    It’s real nice of you to do this

  • inotrym

    Interesting pen. German aesthetics are one of a kind.

  • Molnรกr Balรกzs

    It’s very elegant. I would like to have it.

  • Ian

    Pretty pen! I’m not usually a fan of slim pens, but I can’t deny that is very elegant.

  • Sergey Marinkin

    Thanks for another giveaway !

  • Todd Battistelli

    That brushed stainless steel looks fantastic.

  • tweetyscute

    Very sleek pen

  • Nicole K.

    That is a really beautiful pen!

  • Ilya Patralov

    I’m big fan of Lamy!

  • stanley kost

    I look forward to your email informing me I have won.

  • hildawg30

    Thanks for the giveaway; what a great piece.

  • kevin-landon@comcast.net

    Thanks, Matt! Awesome looking pen!!

  • Cameron

    Oooh, this looks very nice! I’ve never seen this before!

  • Jim Cavanaugh

    Money of my favorite days of the year

  • Jim Cavanaugh

    Oops it meant to say one of my favorite days of the year

  • Dexter L.

    Oooo. A Lamy pen is always great.

  • scott d

    Fountain Pen Day. If Friday wasn’t reason enough to celebrate.

  • Julia van der Wyk

    What, another giveaway? Sure, I’ll enter! Besides, it’s a beautiful pen I’d love to write with.

  • Dick Davies

    What an attention grabber! *grin*

  • Sarcasm_101

    I never know what to say in these things, But that’s a pretty pen and I’d love to see how it feels in my hand.

  • Luke Kurzawa

    Please please please.

  • Garrett Olsen

    I’m so excited! Thanks Matt!

  • Saurabh Sharma

    dang that stainless steel!

  • Elisa X.

    Looks gorgeous!

  • rdcalhoon

    I am liking that brushed metal finish. Thanks for the chance.

  • Yagan Kiely

    Thanks for the giveaway, Matt!

  • A Better Desk

    This pen is gorgeous!

  • Jordan Christopher Wines

    This pen would be a great addition to my collection!

  • bonnie jean woolger

    so lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  • drqandil

    Love pen habit

  • Josiah

    I’m excited for fountain pen day! I’m just starting with fountain pens (1 pen and 2 inks so far), but have been enjoying it! I’ve been enjoying reading reviews and learning more about the different types of pens!!!

  • Paul Kulish

    Happy FPD

  • khicks86

    Wow, I had never heard of FPD. What a great idea!

  • Pretty pen

  • Esteban Maroto

    Great, lovely pen.

  • Susan J

    Thanks for the giveaway, and happy Fountain Pen Day to all!

  • Davidson

    Love the opera connection – Scala indeed!

  • ahypnia

    I think the pen looks gorgeous! I’m surprised, since this has never appeared on my radar before.

  • jordanjay29

    Cool pen!

  • Sergio Valencia

    Beautiful pen, I hope the writing is as smooth as the section

  • Joanna Mei

    That pen is beautiful! Thank you for joining the Fountain Pen day celebrations!

  • Pratik Sahu

    Aham Bramhasmi and I want more dountain pens.

  • Brent Acuff

    Great looking pen. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Puskfam Sn

    Love all the videos and information…love pen habit…I am new to fountain pens …Hi from. Puerto Rico….

  • Thea

    I love fountain pens. Thanks for the excitement Fontoplumo and The Pen Habit.

  • AlexGk

    Damn if I’d like this pen… Just a week ago I almost bought a CP-1, but this Scala is one hell of a beauty!

  • Arturo Salazar

    So many Giveaways, Very nice finish on the pen.

  • Ruth Morrisson

    That’s a classy looking pen! And I’m with Jonathan Mooney — I ALSO love FPD….:-)

  • Gordon

    Hi Matt, thanks for doing this – love the look of this pen!

  • Katy Rotman

    I love Fontoplumo, quickest shipping !

  • Cary is the best!

  • Lamy designs are really neat. Got the Safari and the 2k, which is really cool. The silver look on this one is really nice.

  • Tyler Fitzgerald


  • Angel

    I honestly look forward to Fountain Pen Day over some other holidays haha

  • natsora

    Thank you for doing the giveaway!

  • Dan Goldman

    Thanks for the giveaway. Great pen!

  • Alessandra K

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Eiren

    Never tried a Lamy pen, but this looks interesting! Thanks for the giveaway, it would be fun to try!

  • Striker GM

    Wished I got the gift

  • KipKap

    I love the medium nib on lamy pens

  • Indira

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Harry

    Looks great!

  • Taike

    Hurray for FPD! Thanks for this chance to win. That’s a great looking pen.

  • Shiny!

  • 57721

    TLWR: I’d love to win this pen. This would be my first non-cheap FP!

    I just ordered 6 new (budget) fountain pens this weekend (Ohto Tasche (as a pocket pen), Pilot Prera (the opaque version, luckily for a lot less than $56 directly from Japan, to get something that writes finer than my Al-Star with a fine nib and because of your (i.e. Matt), SBRE Brown’s and Brian Goulet’s review) and a pack of 4 Jinhao x750s, because why not ยฏ(ใƒ„)/ยฏ (also because I want to test out ink samples (which I also ordered this weekend) and they’re supposed to be pretty great value for money)). This really seems to be a slippery slopeโ€ฆ

    I wrote with fountain pens since I was able to write (almost; to be exact I started with a thick mechanical pencil from Lamy and then, about 1โ€“2 years later (?) I switched to a Lamy ABC (that was more than 15 years ago)). I have always used Lamy FPs (I still have my trusty ABC, one (sadly broken) blue Safari which I never wanted to throw away, and two Al-Stars) with Lamy Royal Blue cartridges and recently Pelikan Royal Blue (as I finally got converters for my Lamys), since those inks are erasable.

    I never regarded FPs as more than a writing tool before, until I started watching videos like yours, SBRE Brown’s, etc. You guys are really great at conveying enthusiasm, so thank you for doing that and thank you, Fontoplumo, for your kind FPD donations and support of reviewers like Matt et al.!

    My wallet, though, doesn’t approve of my new-found enthusiasm that much, unfortunately. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Ellen Song

    That’s a beautiful pen! Thanks for the chance!

  • Jonathan Burchett

    This looks like a great pen!

  • Jen

    You’re right, this is a really attractive pen. Thanks for sharing the joy of FPD with us!

  • Eric Aycock

    My Lamy safari was the first fountain pen that I purchased, and it helped catapult me down this rabbit hole I have been exploring for the last 3 years. I would love to win this! Good luck everyone, and to whomever wins this, hopefully me, I hope you enjoy it for many years to come.

  • Brian Davidson

    Hope I win, such a beauty!

  • Adriana Schreiber

    Thats much prettier than Safari live or even Studio! Very nice

  • chad vandyke

    fountain pen day hip hip horray

  • Lorraine G

    FPD is great!

  • Juan Lopez

    Thanks for the giveaway!! I love Lamy, and it would be great using this pen!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ By the way, is the giveaway open worlwide?

  • Richard

    Lamy has always done a great job with clean, modern designs. Looks great!

  • Kent

    hmmmmm NICE! I want it!

  • Jared Feldman

    I’m pretty excited that winning this pen is a real possibility. Happy Fountain Pen day!

  • Jason Couture

    Happy Fountain Pen Day! Fontoplumo is the best!!

  • Jeff Aman

    Very nice pen!

  • Visvamitra

    Interesting pen od one of my favourite pen makers. Let’s see if I’ll be lucky this time.

  • Adam Hayashi

    Looks like a wonderful pen. Fingers crossed!

  • A S

    What a beautiful pen ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Michelle Leung

    please enter me, thanks

  • Michele

    I love Lamy pens!

  • Karen B

    What a lovely looking pen.

  • jhstutzman

    Looks excellent. The brushed metal is such a clean look.

  • Rumpleteazer

    Awesome giveaway!

  • Roger Sellars

    Love to have this pen!

  • Jake Andrews

    Representing the FP world

  • Brian Davidson

    Very sexy pen. Hope I win!

  • Geocom13

    Really like that you’re reviewing more affordable pens this season, Matt. And thanks for the giveaway!

  • Curtis Badke

    I’ve never tried one of Lamy’s nicer offerings. I’d love to give this pen a try. Thanks Fontoplumo!

  • Lane Dirkes

    I am thinking about getting into fountain pens. This sleek pen would be a fun way to start out!

  • Nice looking pen. I love Lamy.

  • Giuseppe

    Thanks for your videos

  • Justin Tseng

    Thanks for all that you do~!

  • Alison H

    I love Lamy pens, but I don’t have a Scala yet….would be cool to win one!

  • Ben Milne

    I do love my Lamys. But is the plural Lamys or Lamies? The quest continues…

  • Kris Rowlands

    What a gorgeous pen!

  • Aashish Bagdi

    Happy Fountain pen day to all and Wish you all best of luck !! But I’m winning this one !!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Travis Stuart

    Thanks for putting together a great giveaway!

  • Matthew

    Happy fountain pen day! good luck everyone.

  • Koen Hausmans

    Love to win!

  • Rafael Tavares

    thank you for the giveaway!!!

  • Kaveh

    I love your youtube videos! Please post more videos ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Meitachi

    Happy Fountain Pen Day! Thank you for then we some giveaway!

  • Philip Schweitzer

    Yeah, first fountain pen day and I’m digging it!

  • Austin Farley

    Have a happy FPD everyone!

  • Bawlnchayn

    Thank you, this is very generous!

  • 0111100001111000

    Beautiful like most Lamys!

  • Alex

    What a great pen. I hope I win it.

  • brooke steele

    Thanks Matt and Frontoplumo! This is my first fountain pen day! I was a little too green last year. The pen habit didn’t get me until January!

  • David

    Oh, pretty pretty.

  • Emma

    Oooo. lovely pen.

  • Tora Aki

    Omg! it would be amazing to win this pen!

  • Clayton Perry

    Thank you for supporting Fountain Pen Day! My new favorite holiday!

  • laughtercat

    I love me some metal fountain pens. Happy FP day!

  • brandon davis

    Cant wait for tomorrow! Fountain Pen Day and my birthday!

  • Onder Cengiz

    Thanks for giveaway. Nice pen

  • M. C. van Wijk

    Thank you and Fontoplumo for this nice pen to be given away.

  • Jake Stothard

    Good luck all!

  • Heather

    Beautiful pen and generous giveaway.

  • winterwold

    Great looking Lamy!

  • Glenn Higley

    Thanks for making this giveaway available. An attractive pen.

  • Sonya Shi

    Very first FPD since I started using fountain pens~

  • Hunter Becker

    What a good looking pen!

  • david forsythe

    Mmmmm…Brushed Stainless

  • Kris K

    What a beautiful pen!!!

  • Jonathan Paretsky

    Really enjoyed checking out this site for the first time. Happy FP day everyone!

  • Glenn Higley

    Very cool, Matt, thanks for this.

  • Kyle

    FPD is awesome!

  • Larka Lupax

    How is the nib compared with the Safari and other Lamy pens?

  • gadgetfanboy

    Fantastic pen.

  • Mark Mooney

    I would love to have a pen like this.

  • Sebastian Berto

    Just like Magpies, I love shiny things. This is a very shiny thing!

  • Dylan Valliere

    That’s a beautiful pen and a generous giveaway.

  • David Li

    Would love to have another Scala! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Aida Delos Reyes

    Would love a chance to win this! Thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Donna M

    Awesome pen! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Geocom13

    Count me in, Matt.

  • Joshua Norman

    Fountain pens are the best!

  • Huzzah for Fountain Pen Day!

  • Arunas

    Very nice pen, and as always enjoy all your reviews.

  • Marcos D.

    I want it.

  • Fontoplumo has great shipping charges internationally. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Basak A.

    it looks so chic!

  • Gina Shillitani

    I’d love to expand my Lamy horizons ๐Ÿ˜€ I have a Safari and an AL-Star so far.

  • Duncan Meadows

    Oh man, that’s a gorgeous pen…

  • A very professional looking pen. Loved the brushed steel.

  • xeaix

    Woo! Fountain Pen Day! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Happy FPD everyone!

  • Great giveaway! Thanks!

  • Rodrigo

    This is an awesome pen!! I hope to be the winner!

  • Peter Kiss

    Happy Fountain Pen Day! ๐Ÿ™‚ Wonderful pen!

  • sb

    How lovely!

  • Eric C. Newgard

    I love the Lamy products! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Mateusz Pitak

    Very Cool Matt! I hope whoever wins this pen will really enjoy it . Happy Fountain Pen Day and goodluck everybody!

  • lee_hn

    That’s a beautiful pen!

  • Elsie B.

    What a beautiful pen. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  • Joseph Kardia

    This looks like a very solid pen!

  • XieJiaXian

    Good luck to everyone.

  • DebS

    beautiful pen

  • Asif

    Pens !!!

  • [BLANK]

    Wow it looks so good, I have a question is that brushed aluminium?

  • Rita McGregor

    Looks like a beautiful pen. Count me in! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Happy FPDay!!

  • Eleven

    Happy Fountain pen day! Great giveaway!

  • Thor Clayton Wright

    Happy Fountain Pen Day!!!

  • Daniel Wise

    Happy FPD everyone!

  • Nyssa Woods

    I’m just getting into fountain pens, so this is my first FPD. What an amazing community this is! You are giving away a very pretty pen.

  • Christine Luo

    Awesome pen!

  • Dana Kim

    love the look of this!

  • Jackson Brunsting

    A very pretty pen. I really like that the section doesn’t have a huge step from the barrel. I have large hands and always seem to grip my pens right there!

  • xylian

    Happy Fountain Pen Day! This pen is gorgeous!

  • Trevor Keay

    Good luck all!

  • Emilie Mason

    Happy Fountain Pen Day ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Sam Bosak

    FPD 2015! Keep doing the wonderful things you do!

  • Chris

    Happy Fountain Pen Day!

  • Evan Sheriff

    This Lamy does look really cool. I really do like that Lamy has a forward thinking design philosophy that makes their fountain pens fit in well with an ever evolving sense of vogue in this modern world. They are very practical and of course are not lacking in the aesthetics department, the Scala fits in perfectly.

  • Chris Fink

    Happy Fountain Pen Day!

  • Fred

    Love Lamy

  • Michael Van Itallie

    FPD, almost as good as bacon

  • FanciestSpants

    What a cool pen! Also thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jeremiah

    Thanks for the excellent giveaway. Happy Fountain Pen Day!

  • TheGlowWorm

    Thanks for this generous giveaway! Happy Fountain Pen day everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Grant Simpson

    Great pen! Happy Fountain Pen Day!

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  • materechm

    This pen is awesome!

  • britts_husband

    I love Pen Habit and FPD!

  • This is a very pretty pen! I would love to win it. Thanks for the offer.

  • Alice Ng

    Fountain Pens!!!!

  • Drnits55

    Will keep my fingers crossed for this give away.