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#1 nectarmk

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 14:35

Why on earth has Lamy discontinued the oblique nibs for their cheaper pens? I bought a Lamy aion with a very nice M Nib, however I much prefer the oblique nibs.

Could I find them anywhere?



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 16:56

They've been gone several years. Lack of demand I guess. Be thankful Lamy still produces any oblique nibs as not many manufacturers do.

 

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 23:32

Well, you are right Martin. But Aion nibs appear to be very good quality and I was hoping to see more variety.
Nevertheless I enjoy my 3 Lamy 2000 (2 of them got from you) and the free Lamy service (unlike other, more prestigious makes). I guess we can't have it all!

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 16:30

As far as I know, only the 2000 has an oblique nib option. And speaking of the new Aion nibs, I hope they bring out italic nibs in the range, or at least a 1.1 mm. (And, yes,I know I can use the current italic nibs in the Aion, but having one that is aesthetically correct would be better).

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 21:37

As far as I know, only the 2000 has an oblique nib option.


You can buy Lamy Z55 2 tone 14k gold nibs in OM and OB to upgrade your Lamy pens take the Z50 steel nib.

Edited by carlos.q, 02 December 2017 - 21:39.


#6 nectarmk

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 23:54

That is an idea - but I hope Lamy create more variety with the Aion nib. I like tge pen a lot and the medium nib which comes with it is fantastic but i would use it much more with an OM nib. I might get an OM 14k nib for it (but it will cost more than the pen!)

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 11:49

I saw in The Goulet Pens page that some Lamy oblique nibs will be available soon.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 12:36

As far as I know, only the 2000 has an oblique nib option.

All Lamy pens that have gold nibs also have medium- and broad-oblique options (eg Imporium, dialog 3, scala piano black, cp1 PT etc). As mentioned above, you also have the option of an after-market 14k gold nib in an oblique point size.

 

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 12:37

Nevertheless I enjoy my 3 Lamy 2000 (2 of them got from you) and the free Lamy service (unlike other, more prestigious makes). I guess we can't have it all!

Thanks :). Yes, Lamy service is excellent.

 

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:57

Thanks :). Yes, Lamy service is excellent.

 

Martin

 

Same. The Lamy 2000 OM I got from TWD is single handedly the best nib I have ever seen. Even under 40x magnification, the grind still looks perfect, absolutely perfect. It has set a standard my measly 3x more expensive Pelikans can only hope to achieve some day.

 

I am thoroughly saddened to hear Lamy steel nibs no longer come in oblique flavour. These nibs are amazing.

 

P.S.: Thank you for stocking up on Travelers' stuff! Are you going to get the 2018 underlay?


Edited by invisuu, 05 December 2017 - 13:01.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 22:40

Could some kind soul please contrast (in general terms) the line width of the OM with a 1.1 stub?


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 22:57

I have a Persona, it had a 18K nail OB....with absolutely no line variation. Pendelton Brown made it a very nice CI....with lots of line variation. 

When making an OB a CI, the nib will be a tad smaller....so a B-M or a M-B....but I've not split hairs with it.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 00:54

I saw that Pendleton Brown now sells Lamy 2000’s grind by him on Ebay... A dream come true!

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 00:56

I have a Persona, it had a 18K nail OB....with absolutely no line variation. Pendelton Brown made it a very nice CI....with lots of line variation. 
When making an OB a CI, the nib will be a tad smaller....so a B-M or a M-B....but I've not split hairs with it.
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Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:44

Do the Lamy OB's and OM's have any stub like qualities?



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Posted 24 February 2018 - 18:38

I have a steel OB that arrived on the back of a white Safari, eons ago. Very little line variation, maybe if you squint, but still one of the smoothest nibs I own.

Now the nibs on the 2000, those are like good old-fashioned, pre-'65 German nibs. Even the straight B and BB are square-ish cut, nice line variation.
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 02:30

 
Same. The Lamy 2000 OM I got from TWD is single handedly the best nib I have ever seen. Even under 40x magnification, the grind still looks perfect, absolutely perfect. It has set a standard my measly 3x more expensive Pelikans can only hope to achieve some day.
 
I am thoroughly saddened to hear Lamy steel nibs no longer come in oblique flavour. These nibs are amazing.
 
P.S.: Thank you for stocking up on Travelers' stuff! Are you going to get the 2018 underlay?

I'm looking to buy replacement nibs for my 2000s - what or who is TWD?
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 04:56

Do the Lamy OB's and OM's have any stub like qualities?

 

Depends. IF the ink is fairly dry - yes. If it is very wet...then no. I love my steel Lamy OB - Goulet is supposed to get more....



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Posted 26 February 2018 - 06:56

I'm looking to buy replacement nibs for my 2000s - what or who is TWD?

 

Look towards the beginning of this thread. TWDPens (The Writing Desk) is an online retailer in Britain.


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 23:49

 

Look towards the beginning of this thread. TWDPens (The Writing Desk) is an online retailer in Britain.

 

 

TWD says "Lamy 2000 fountain pen (spare nibs are not available for this model"

 

I have seen replacement Lamy 2000 nibs on eBay but for the price you can get a brand new Lamy 2000 with that nib from missing-pens.de.







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