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#1 watch_art

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 15:38

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Here's more fun links I started if you want to read more about this pen:
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#2 bhbarto

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 16:17

Thanks for a fresh look at a favorite pen of mine. Just today I sent my medium 2000 back to Lamy for a checkup because the piston is a bit stiff, but I will be traveling with my new broad 2000 this week. It is currently the smoothest pen I own, even more than my "51" which writes like butter on silk. I know I will never be without a couple of these great pens in my rotation/collection.

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#3 jniforat

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 21:48

mine has a B nib and is SUPER smooth :)

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 22:20

I have an EF nib, although it writes similar to a Pilot Fine/Medium nib.

I am thrilled every time with the nib's smoothness. Wonderful pen!
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#5 watch_art

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 22:55

Yeah, it is ridiculously smooth. Love the thing. Even more so since I took part of the feed out.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 23:06

mine has a B nib and is SUPER smooth :)

Yes - I have one in B as well, and while the M is extremely smooth, the B is absurdly smooth. It's also absurdly wide, so much so that I wonder whether they gave me a BB by mistake, but writing with it is such a luxurious experience that I don't care. Also it holds enough ink that I can get a dozen lovely shaded pages of A4 out of it without any trouble, which is useful for NaNoWriMo.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 14:40

Yeah, it is ridiculously smooth. Love the thing. Even more so since I took part of the feed out.



Just out of interest, how do you get inside a lamy 2000?

#8 watch_art

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 14:52

you unscrew the barrel from section, just like any c/c pen. then you just push against the nib on the sides with your fingers, and the guts pop out! i was surprised at how easily it came out, but the barrel helps hold it in when it's all together.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 15:15

Nice review! Simplicity.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:05

The Lamy 2000 fine point fountain pen writes a much thicker line than any other pen. It really writes smooth, I just love this pen, and I don't find I ever have to start the pen off before writing like I sometimes do with the Vanishing Point.

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 23:04

As haved been said throughout the forum, the experience of writing is 1/3 between pen, paper and ink; and that couldn't be more accurate for the Lamy 2000, it's so smooth indeed... but it's fair to say that it has a character of it's own.

Edited by coppilcus, 26 December 2010 - 23:11.


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Posted 27 December 2010 - 05:59

I currently own a Lamy 2000 EF and it is a very smooth and wet writer. However I am still wondering if I should get myself a B or a F (or both!).

The reason is that the EF still writes more like a Japanese medium but I get the feeling that the F will be even smoother. I am also attracted by the stub-like behaviour of the B nib and that will really bring out the wetness and shading possibilities but I would much prefer a nib that doesn't go beyond 0.8mm.

Has anyone had a B Lamy 2000 custom ground to a stub or CI? Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on the above? Thanks!

Edited by inkpenguin, 27 December 2010 - 05:59.


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Posted 27 December 2010 - 06:06

Good review! Love my 2000 xf.

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#14 watch_art

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 14:35

the B nib I have is already VERY stubbish. actually, it just plain IS a stub. very smooth. wet enough (I put the little thingy back in the feed b/c some inks ((not all)) just drip out).

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 14:54

the B nib I have is already VERY stubbish. actually, it just plain IS a stub. very smooth. wet enough (I put the little thingy back in the feed b/c some inks ((not all)) just drip out).

How wide are the lines when writing with a B nib? I tend to have medium sized handwriting and the Lamy 1.1mm nib is about the maximum width that I can bear and even that is somewhat too wide for day to day use. Does the medium nib have similar stubbish qualities?

I am contemplating putting Noodler's Heart of Darkness in the B Lamy if I get one.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 15:10

i'm sure the ink will be fine, but let me do some doodles with the different nibs and make a scan...
hold on...

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 15:33

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 15:32

I'm so glad I read the reviews about this pen before buying one. I usually like medium pens but the EF writes like a medium on the Lamy 2000. This is a great pen.






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