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.
Everyone says poor Mozart dead at only 36. None say poor Mendelson, dead at only 38. His family only allowed him to start at 20, but before, musicians use to come to the Mendelson garden to steal the music of Mendelson and his sister. A good artist also, can still buy prints of his famous Scottish drawings in Scotland.
www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany Info on Bock nibs
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Pens/inks/paper on hold for a year....new addiction pocket watch chains.