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Lamy 2000 BB nib review


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#1 Malcy

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 19:03

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 19:14

Great review and handwriting. What kind of paper did you use?
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 19:24

Great review and handwriting. What kind of paper did you use?


Thanks,

The paper was just ordinary lined A4 paper from my classroom at school. Surprisingly there was no bleed through which there is with the copier type paper that we use for most of our documentation / printing.
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 19:47

As Ted said, nice review and handwriting I'd be pleased to have! As it happens, I have an OB Lamy 2000 on my way to me right now although looking at your writing sample, perhaps I should've gone for the BB like you....

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 21:10

Nice review and great handwriting. Stick with the nib you'll soon get used to it, they're fun to use.
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 21:12

Thanks for the review. Can I ask where you found a BB? I'd love to get one of these, and your review has convinced me that the BB is the way to go.
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 21:17

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This is where my OB is coming from.


#8 Malcy

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 21:43

Thanks for the review. Can I ask where you found a BB? I'd love to get one of these, and your review has convinced me that the BB is the way to go.


I was lucky to win it on eBay, for just £43.

The more I use it, the more I like it. It is just so different, though going back to a fine nib, the fine line produced seems somehow inadequate!
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 21:59

I've finally woken up and realised that this was the pen you just outbid me on! I went away and forgot about it and didn;t leave a snipe. As I'd only just ordered my OB, I didn't push this one any harder, but I'd have gone a little higher - up to £50 or thereabouts. So well done :)

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 22:05

I've finally woken up and realised that this was the pen you just outbid me on! I went away and forgot about it and didn;t leave a snipe. As I'd only just ordered my OB, I didn't push this one any harder, but I'd have gone a little higher - up to £50 or thereabouts. So well done :)


It was actually auctioned on the day before and I had meant to bid for it, was watching TV and forgot. It didn't sell so the guy relisted it. I put the first bid on it and thought 'I bet someone notices it today' and they did, that must have been you. :)
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:00

Looks good! As someone who has migrated to wider nibs, I understand what you mean about something from a fine nib looking somehow inadequate.
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:37

Thanks for the review,that nib just looks wonderful :cloud9:
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:35

Thanks for the review!! It seems a nice nib!!



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Posted 22 May 2010 - 16:50

Thanks for the review I'm seriously thinking in buying a L2K with the BB nib but I have a question, do you recommend it for a everyday writing?

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 16:55

I have a Lamy L2K with a BB nib and love it , tho I think I will have it reworked to a stub.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 19:18

There's no easy answer as it depends on what you want to write with it and how you write.

If you are limited for space between narrow lines or write in a small script then it's probably not the pen to use. If you have more freedom then it is a wonderful pen to use, very bold and having lots of expression.
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 19:44

Great review. Thanks for taking the time to post it! :thumbup:

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 00:33

Had my Lamy 2000BB for almost a month now, and I must say I adore it. Highly recommended.
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 00:05

It looks pretty stubbish as is

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 20:10

I tried a M nib L2k the other day and also noticed the 'squeaking' sound. I'm looking also looking at acquiring the BB and was wondering if this is a common trait to this particular pen?
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