Got my Lamy fountain pen back yesterday. It was repaired for free, lifetime warranty. Bought it in 1975. Great pen. No waste. Dip pen in cold water and draw that up to clean, then draw up ink from a glass inkwell. Inkwell lasts a long time and can be recycled. No plastic or metal parts to throw away. And the tip of the fountain pen takes on the character of one’s individual writing style over time. When I was looking for a pen for a friend at Santa Fe Pens, I complained about the tip of my pen not being as smooth anymore. I was told to write figure eights on a regular brown cardboard box – the cardboard has about the same abrasion as really fine sandpaper. Works!