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#1 declanh

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 19:36

Lamy 2000 Broad nib

I bought this new on ebay over the weekend. Arrived today with a bottle of ink for a very good price.
I decided to go with a broad nib even tho I'm aware that Lamy have a reputation for being broader than most.
Most of my pens are medium and i just fancied something broader.
First impressions of this pen are good. Its medium weight and well balanced. Its defintely understated and not at all showy
but has pleasant clean lines.

Its easy to hold in the hand the the little "ears" that are used to make the cap fit dont at all interfere with my grip.

The nib is very smooth and also very wet. Ive tried three inks in succession. First I tried Pelikan blue black
which being pelikan is taken as a drier ink. This ink roared out of the nib and was possibly a bit too much on the juicy side.
I then tried the Lamy black that came with it. This too was pretty wet but seemed to settle down after a page or two - perhaps
this would happen with all inks after a fill ?

Lastly I tried Waterman Havanna brown which was largely similar to the Lamy.
The piston works really smoothly and it seems to have a large capacity - it also flushes to clear better than most
other pens ive tried.

In conclusion I'm pretty happy with this pen. I got it for the right price and its certainly good for a change
(but i still love my Pelikans).





Edited by declanh, 19 March 2009 - 17:18.


#2 Shelley

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 19:43

Well done, enjoy your Lamy 2000, i love mine!
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#3 RevAaron

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 20:20

I like it! After what people have said about the Lamy 2000's width I was expecting something a lot wider than that for the broad. Glad to see it's something more reasonable. Nice handwriting too- it does well with the width. My HW just looks like rubbish with a broad. tongue.gif
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#4 gyasko

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 21:16

That looks like a very nice broad nib. I want one!

#5 cwbech

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 16:25

Am I the only one who doesnt see a picture. Reading the comments i get the understanding that a scan or photo was included.

#6 reprieve

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 16:27

Thanks for posting this! I've been curious about what a broad nib on a Lamy 2000 would be like. For some reason, I thought it would be more of a paintbrush. From what I can tell, though, it appears to be similar (perhaps slightly wider) than my Pelikan M805's broad. Your handwriting is very nice--it looks like it works well with a wide nib. I hope you enjoy the pen!

#7 declanh

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 17:22

It seems some people are having bother seeing the scan in the original post...
Dunno why its ok for some and not others.
Ive edited the original posting and changed the location of the scan on picasa web...

for those that still cant see it look here (without the chevrons around the url)

<http://lh5.ggpht.com/_fxsZREyo4bs/ScJ9xkmUZyI/AAAAAAAAAC8/is1RlI4lnMw/s1600/IMG.jpg>


or try this link

http://lh5.ggpht.com...w/s1600/IMG.jpg




#8 Peter from Sherwood Park

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 18:55

The link doesn't work for me either.

#9 declanh

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 19:01

QUOTE (Peter from Sherwood Park @ Mar 19 2009, 06:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The link doesn't work for me either.

wonder why ?
Its hosted on googles picasaweb....
do you just get an error message when you click the link ?
what error do you get
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#10 RevAaron

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 21:21

It just says not found.

I don't see the images inline, but if I right click and say "open image in new window/tab" it does. Does this work?

img one


image two


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#11 declanh

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 00:24

QUOTE (RevAaron @ Mar 19 2009, 09:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It just says not found.

I don't see the images inline, but if I right click and say "open image in new window/tab" it does. Does this work?

img one


image two



hmm never used picasaweb before but my conclusion is that it is very flaky

when i look at the first posting now the first image in it is not loading and the second is....

I think i will go back to photobucket or my own hosting domain - problem with using my own is that it fairly sucks up the band width if there are 100s of pageloads of a 1.5Mb jpg

any other (free) hosting sites anyone recommends - photobucket works well enough but is limited to smaller images....

#12 declanh

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 10:20

Ok, last try - images now on photobucket as picasaweb just seems to randomly fail/work











#13 troglokev

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 10:52

That's better! We can see them now.

It's always good to have a writing sample, and there's some nice variation there.

Thanks for the review, and your patience with getting the images up.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 11:34

Works for me too now - thanks for your efforts.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 10:45

Hi Declan
Thank you very much for your review.
I am very interested in buying a Lamy 2000. I like the broad nibs I have in my pens and this does not look wider than the waterman Exception broad- I was expecting even wider as I have a friend with a medium that is wider than the waterman.
Thanks with your persistence in posting the photos, i too was unableto open the previous offerings.
This looks a great purchase- well done.

These retail for about $300 australian, which is about $200 american at the moment. What would you consider to be a good price for picking this up on ebay?? Feel free to decline if too personal.
Cheers
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#16 Jerkeejoe

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 14:20

That broad almost looks like a medium to me. In fact, I'm sure I've got M's that are wider than that one. I do love a good wet writer though. Either way, enjoy!
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#17 declanh

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 20:56

QUOTE (shrinknib @ Mar 21 2009, 10:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Declan
Thank you very much for your review.
I am very interested in buying a Lamy 2000. I like the broad nibs I have in my pens and this does not look wider than the waterman Exception broad- I was expecting even wider as I have a friend with a medium that is wider than the waterman.
Thanks with your persistence in posting the photos, i too was unableto open the previous offerings.
This looks a great purchase- well done.

These retail for about $300 australian, which is about $200 american at the moment. What would you consider to be a good price for picking this up on ebay?? Feel free to decline if too personal.
Cheers
Jeremy


pm sent - I got mine new on ebay for 77.50 uk pounds (approx 111 us dollars) on ebay which i rekon was a pretty decent price...

#18 Peter from Sherwood Park

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 04:08

QUOTE (declanh @ Mar 20 2009, 03:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok, last try - images now on photobucket as picasaweb just seems to randomly fail/work









Working now -- thank you!

#19 hari317

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 06:32

QUOTE (declanh @ Mar 19 2009, 01:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In conclusion I'm pretty happy with this pen. I got it for the right price and its certainly good for a change
(but i still love my Pelikans).


Hi, I am glad you liked your Lamy2000, I definitely love mine, I bought it much before I bought my Pelikans and my Lamys and Pelikans peacefully co-exist.

Regards,
Hari

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 11:56

Thank you Declan
I saw these on I think the JBS1963 for mor than that, but found another thread that suggested isellpens.com that sell it for 100 US dollars too (postage heaps).
Have you tried the oblique nibs as these seem quite popular too?

Cheers

Jeremy

pm sent - I got mine new on ebay for 77.50 uk pounds (approx 111 us dollars) on ebay which i rekon was a pretty decent price...
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