Gee, when I read this, my first thought was, "how accurate does he want to get with holding his pens?" Both the Parker 51 and the Lamy 2k(famously) has a sweet spot or it won't work. I do not own a Lamy, but I've got some Parker 51's including one in active rotation right now, and I can say that, while I can see its appeal for some, the fact that these hooded nib pens have to be used at such a specific place to write properly keep them out of my regular use. I don't know if it is just my style or the fact that I'm left handed, but the Parker is too particular for regular use for me.
If you didn't title your post saying it is a choice between the Parker or the Lamy I actually would have recommended either one of the dressier Sheaffer vac/Snorkel pens if you wanted vintage, or a Karas Kustoms if you wanted modern. But that's me.,
Whoo... I looked at many pens.
Here's a List: Parker 51, Lamy 2000, Pilot VP, Pilot 74, Pilot Elite, Platinum 3776, Pelikan M400, Sheaffer Legacy Heritage, Sheaffer Snorkel, Parker 61, and a Parker Vacumatic.
Sheaffers are the only pens that I can buy in a heartbeat. I am scared of polystyrene though. I have owned way too many pens made out of that plastic crack by themselves.
The 'Sweet Spot' is a non existent problem for me. I write in the sweet spot.
I have owned two Parker 21s and two Parker 45s. All cracked. I have almost bought a Snorkel though. I do like them, but their design doesn't speak to me like the design of the Parker 51 and Lamy 200, etc. I've even looked at a Legacy Heritage, but that's way out of my range of 120$> (Moi)
Edited by AL01, 04 May 2017 - 15:22.