Lamy Lx Steel Nibs (Z52)



The LAMY Z52 nib is a steel nib similar to the Z50 (and is interchangeable with it), but was created for the LAMY Lx pens. The Z52 is coated with polished black PVD and Laser-etched with a minimal surround to the nib and the appropriate lettering. The PVD coating is intended to give a smoother writing experience than the plain steel nib, in keeping with “Lux” provision of the LAMY Lx. The LAMY Z52 nib in Fine and Extra Fine will produce a similar line to the matching Z50, but with Medium or Broad Z52 nibs there is an increasingly marked difference between vertical and horizontal strokes.

These nibs are available in Extra fine, Fine, Medium and Broad, but note that Fine costs a little more, and Extra fine a little more again.


As with most LAMY nibs (the exception being the LAMY 2000), these nibs can be changed by anyone with a little care. Take a small piece (about 1.5cm / &frac12″) of clear sticky tape and adhere it to the nib, making sure not to stick it to the pen itself, or to the feed. Hold the pen in your left hand (if you’re right-handed) and place your right fore-finger under the tip of the nib and your thumb on the sticky tape. Then gently ease the nib off – LAMY nibs are simply push fitted to the feeds.
To fit the new nib, turn it and the the feed upside down; you will see that the nib has two ‘wings’ that fit into slots on the underside of the feed. Gently ease the nib onto these two slots, and push it firmly home. You will probably need to dip the nib (or otherwise damp it) to get it started, but that is the process completed.

Or just have a look at our video by following the link below, which shows a slightly different way of doing the same thing:

Lamy Lx Steel Nibs (Z53)

The Z52 nib fits the LAMY Lx, or any other LAMY pen that accepts the Z50 steel nib (or, indeed, the Z55 gold nib).

LAMY Z52 nibs are available in

  • Extra fine
  • Fine
  • Medium
  • Broad