A review of the Lamy cp1 multifunction pen & highlighter

Lamy cp1 multifunction pen review

The Lamy cp1

1974 is a special year — not only for me (I was born that year) but also because of all the other things that happened that year 😜

In the USA, Star Trek: The Animated Series got cancelled; in the UK, ABBA won the Eurovision song contest in Brighton with their song, ‘Waterloo’; in China the Terracotta army was discovered; and in Germany, the VW Golf and the Lamy cp1 multifunction pen were launched.

The Lamy cp1 twin pen

I’m happy to say that the cp1 pen/pencil is still with us today. Designed by Gerd A. Müller, who also designed the Lamy 2000, the cp1 has seen quite a few additions to the line over the years — Lamy’s design history page shows that the twin pen was the first off the line, but there’s also a fountain pen, ballpoint pen, rollerball, mechanical pencil and tri (multifunction) pen in the cp1 series.

The Lamy cp1 twin multifunction pen lets you switch between a 0.5 mm mechanical pencil and a ballpoint pen. My cp1 has Lamy’s M55 orange highlighter refill instead of a normal ballpoint refill. This way I can write with the pencil in my diary but can also highlight anything that needs further attention.

There’s more information in my video review below:

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Matthias started his stationery blog in 2009 and likes to post about wood cased pencils in his spare time. Unfortunately there's never enough spare time to cover all the exciting stationery out there. At his blog you'll also find posts about pencil related stationery (like erasers, sharpeners, paper) as well as posts about mechanical pencils and fountain pens.