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New Lamy 2000 With 18K Nib


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#1 ocedare

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 17:50

Hello,

Here are some pictures of my new Lamy 2000 with a 18K nib bought used on ebay. I do not know whether or not the original nib but it suits me. It is a slightly bent but the pen works well. It's a BB nib.

It is engraved "GERMANY 2" under the clip.

It feels great to write with this pen ;)

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#2 xuan87

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 20:34

Interesting, i wasn't aware that the Lamy 2000 comes with a 18K nib.
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#3 Sonny Boy Havidson

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 21:20

Nice to see another French adept of this classic! The nib is not originally bent so but if it works well, do not try anything unless you have the required skills. Otherwise, Lamy has a very good SAV (sorry, I cannot remember the English translation).
Let's clean this pen before trying another ink...

#4 RedSox04

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 21:33

I know the older ones are 18k, but have since been switched to 14k

Maybe Lamy has reinstated their old nib practices, leading to the recent price increase?
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Posted 30 January 2014 - 15:07

I want to buy a lamy 2000.But I have heard that the macrolome finish wears off very quickly and the nib section breaks.Please suggest me as you are using it for almost 2 years.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 16:00

I did not know the Lamy2000 also had a clip-on nib. Is this nib interchangeable with the other clip on nibs?

 

 

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 17:34

The other Lamy nibs like the Safari won't fit on the 2000. The finish is very durable, mine is 3 years old or so and shows no wear. I do not however use it constantly as I have many other pens that need my attention.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 18:05

As long as you're not terribly rough with it, it should last 20 or 30 years or more.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 21:39

I want to buy a lamy 2000.But I have heard that the macrolome finish wears off very quickly and the nib section breaks.Please suggest me as you are using it for almost 2 years.

 

The old sections did not used to have metal reinforcement around the internal threads, the new ones do; the difference is that the new ones are all metal coated near the breather hole under the nib, the old ones have a semi-oval of black plastic. If have one of the old ones with a broken section and send it to Lamy they will repair it free of charge. I was expecting a bill, they sent me a free replacement pen :)


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 22:27

I want to buy a lamy 2000.But I have heard that the macrolome finish wears off very quickly and the nib section breaks.Please suggest me as you are using it for almost 2 years.


Thanks for the review. From your photos the nib seems fine to me.

The Marcolome finish does not now wear off since the entire pen body is solid macrolome. However over time the finish develops a nice patina transforming the flat black finish into a warm semi-gloss. For me the pen gets more attractive with age. I think it is one of the best pens made using it almost daily and have had mine many years.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 22:55

it's called makrolon.

http://www.lamyusa.c...l_L301_2000.php


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 23:40

My 2000 is about a year old now and the makrolon is a little more glossy, but it still looks very similar to brand new. The best part of the brushed makrolon finish is that it doesn't show micro-scratches like ordinary pmma/resin/celluloid pens do, so it looks better with age.

Mine has a 14k nib. I wonder how the 18k compares?


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 17:39

Don't worry about the durability of the L2K.  It is a superbly durable pen.  I have loved mine for nearly 10 years and will never be without one.  



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:40

Very interesting with 18k nib. Mine is 14k F nib.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 07:52

Mine has been superbly reliable for more than five years and feels like it will outlast me.



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 18:32

 

The old sections did not used to have metal reinforcement around the internal threads, the new ones do; the difference is that the new ones are all metal coated near the breather hole under the nib, the old ones have a semi-oval of black plastic. If have one of the old ones with a broken section and send it to Lamy they will repair it free of charge. I was expecting a bill, they sent me a free replacement pen :)

Is it a given that the nib section of the older version will fail due to the design / engineering shortcomings? I think mine does not have the metal reinforcement.  I wonder how the nib section breaks off. While disassembling the nib section?  Or, just while using the pen normally? 


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 20:35

 

The old sections did not used to have metal reinforcement around the internal threads, the new ones do; the difference is that the new ones are all metal coated near the breather hole under the nib, the old ones have a semi-oval of black plastic. If have one of the old ones with a broken section and send it to Lamy they will repair it free of charge. I was expecting a bill, they sent me a free replacement pen :)

 

That's great to know. Thanks for posting this.

 

I just bought this very pen, with the 18K nib, and found this thread researching what timeframe the 2000 was released with the 18k nib. Does anyone here know?


Edited by GeekyGirl, 25 May 2014 - 20:37.


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 23:03

 
The old sections did not used to have metal reinforcement around the internal threads, the new ones do; the difference is that the new ones are all metal coated near the breather hole under the nib, the old ones have a semi-oval of black plastic. If have one of the old ones with a broken section and send it to Lamy they will repair it free of charge. I was expecting a bill, they sent me a free replacement pen :)


Hi, interesting. I've got 3 Lamy 2000 fountain pens but two are the new ones with the metal under the hood like you said and one older one. I've had the older one for a while now and so far (touch wood) it hasn't broken yet.

Also when Lamy replaced yours did they replace it with a new one as in the latest version or the same type. Also wonder if this rule only applies to USA or worldwide.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 23:11

I've got the whole Lamy 2000 set, 3 fountain pens, 1 ballpoint, 1 rollerball and 1 mechanical pencil :-) One of my favourite pens to write with.

Ohh forgot to add, and latest to my Lamy 2000, a stainless steel 2000 both rollerball and fountain pen.






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