A Lamy 2000 is a vintage pen still being made, in it falls into my 'definition' of vintage, pre '70.
Lamy 2000 came out in 1966. I remember seeing it in Germany in an old corner....(actually in the middle of the block), pen shop window that year. I didn't care for the rough look.
The few times I went looking for one on German Ebay....for an old used cheap one....I didn't find any.
It could well be that the P-51 was still being made in '66.
I'm not sure which was first the MB 220 or the Lamy 2000, both are very similar, except as I found out last month, the MB had a semi-flex nib.
I've never tested a Lamy 2000 vs my thumbnail........even though I had the chances, it was not a pen that held much interest to me....having heard it's a typical Lamy nail on one hand....and then being told by others....there is give to the nib.
Next time I go to town, I'll have to go to the 'new' Lamy only pen shop and try it.
I do like the nib on the new Lamy Imporium, it is the best 'Springy' nib...good tine bend, but only 2 X tine spread, like the Falcon or MB pens.
It is 'semi-vintage' actually, being the second version of the 1990 Lamy Persona that they didn't use then.
Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 09 December 2017 - 11:01.
www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany Info on Bock nibs
Due to Mauricio's improved definition of Super-flex, I try not use the term Easy Full Flex, but fail...sigh.
Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X. Those are not "Flex" nibs.
Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens and inks only; not the users or inks of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.