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Here's a little-known...
, September 25, 2012
Here's a little-known fact about the Lamy 2000: for whatever reasons, this pen
is relatively leak-proof at altitude. So while I wouldn't WRITE with it in an
airplane, you actually can (and I have) travel with a partially full 2000 and
not end up with a cap (or pocket) full of ink. A little extra design perk. Few
fountain pens pass this test unless they are specifically designed to resist
changes in air pressure.
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, August 2, 2012
The Bauhaus-inspired Lamy 2000 piston-filled fountain pen has been in continuous
production since it was introduced in 1966, but it actually contains elements,
including the nib size and shape, of earlier Lamy piston-filled pens, most
notably the Lamy 27. This top-of-the-line Lamy fountain pen is very well-made
and handles beautifully. It is lightweight, being made mostly of matte-textured
Makrolon, a mixture of fiberglass and plastic resin (not fiberglass and
stainless steel, as mentioned in the JetPens description), complemented with a
brushed stainless steel hooded section. The Lamy 2000 was the very first
writing instrument to feature a solid, stainless steel, articulated
(spring-loaded clip) that adapts nicely to any pocket thickness. The Lamy 2000
extra-fine nib is not as narrow as a typical Japanese nib, and it might be
considered closer to what most people would think is a fine-width nib. However,
Lamy 2000 nibs are smooth writers, and the L2K feed has excellent flow. The
piston-filler mechanism works very well and will provide years of excellent
service. If necessary, for cleaning or repair, the “L2K” can be easily
dismantled and reassembled without tools. Also, Lamy USA can supply some
replacement parts and customer service is excellent.
Please note that, although it slides onto the feed like other Lamy nibs, the
Lamy 2000 nib is a different size and shape when compared to the
| I love this pen. I started...
, January 24, 2014
I love this pen. I started with a Lamy Safari and soon graduated to this pen -
while I liked the Safari, the Lamy is simply a whole different writing
experience. It's smooth, smart, lays a solid line. Less trouble with starts
after being uncapped (my Safari was unusable at work due to this, but my 2000 is
a GREAT work pen....). So far I haven't had any bad inks (my Safari doesn't like
the Diamine inks... it gets all crusty.... but they're fine in the 2000).
It sounds cheesy, perhaps - but writing is such a pleasure with this pen. It
feels like an indulgence each time I post the cap and start my writing session.
If I lost my pen, I'd buy a new one.
Only thing to be aware of: don't damage the tip! I dropped it on a cement floor
tip down and bent the nib - cost nearly $90.00 to have the nib replaced. Not a
cheap fix, but cheaper than a new pen. The fault wasn't the pen's - but my
butterfingers taught me a lesson about being more careful....
| While the Lamy 2000 is...
, March 21, 2013
While the Lamy 2000 is a modern looking and well made pen, the nib is a problem
for me. The extra fine nib is much wider than one would expect - at least a
fine, maybe a fine-medium width. It is also more flexible compared to Safari and
other Lamy nibs. This also contributes to wide lines. While I like the
appearance of the pen, and the history behind it, I just don't like to write
with it. It basically sits in my pen box on display.