This is the current Charcoal Safari. It might be a boring color for a Safari, but it’s one of my favorites to actually use.
Unlike the other regular-line Safaris, the Charcoal Safari has a matte, textured plastic body. That makes it much more scratch and wear-resistant. It’s also nice to grip.
I wish Lamy used this matte plastic more often. It isn’t new to the Safari: it was used in the early Savannah Green and Terracotta models. It’s tougher and it’s more discreet, which is nice at times.
And, as long as I’m writing a wish list, why not reissue the Savanna Green and Terracotta Safari for a while? It would be a fitting tribute to the history of the pen to see those colors in the hands of users once again.