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Lamy 2000 Nib Not That Smooth

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#21 Steffi


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 17:24

Well, I've seen the videos in how good use 12000 grit Micromesh and Mylar lapping film on fountain pen nibs by Brian Goulet on YouTube. Then I took
my Lamy 2000 and wrote some figure 8s on the Micromesh. The pen is now
significantly smoother than before. It was even smoother than my three
Pelikans. So I took the Pelikans and did the same with them. The result
of just drawing some figure 8s is fantastic and I'm careful enough not
to overdo it. I hope the lapping film arrives soon, so that I can
further polish the nibs on my pens.

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#22 vieuxcarre


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 05:01

I'd give the pen some more time before tackling the nib.


I have two Lamy 2000's.  One, factory new from a very reputable dealer that tested the nib for me before shipping, took a lot of practice to train myself to hold the pen at the right angle, consistently, to achieve the "sweet spot" and write well for me.  OK, so you say that the factory nib wasn't well tuned and I had to adjust to it.  Hmmm...  My other 2000 has a fine soft cursive italic nib tuned by Richard Binder.  I initially struggled with this nib as well, but have since realized that additional care is required and it writes like a dream.


Bottom line, don't rush into modifications and try to work with the nib for some time  - at least a couple months - and then re-evaluate before venturing down a committed path.

Kind regards,
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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