I believe I may be telling a bit of a fib when I say that the Lamy Safari was my first fountain pen. Until I received this submission from Anton Ninno for our Favorite Pen photo page, I had forgotten all about the Pilot Varsity. The Varsity is a disposable fountain pen which “Combines modern design and convenience with the smooth writing of a liquid ink fountain pen.”
All I can remember is that I was using it prior to having found Exaclair/Rhodia and that the somewhat broad nib wouldn’t play well with the paper I was using at the time. I don’t know if any local shops might be carrying them, but I’d surely give them another try “just for grins” as my friend Vernelle would say.
Fan of the Varsity? There is a Facebook group with over 130 members that you can join.