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Lamy 2Kiss - A Little Review

lamy 2000 stainless steel medium nib

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#1 TeeTee

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 15:51

Just got a Lamy 2K Iconic Stainless Steel, 14k m nib, for few days. 

 
Quite a lot of info can be found everywhere I guess yet here are some my little review.
 
Pros
Excellent finishing
Stylistic (my major push-buy-button reason)
Smooth wet nib
No hard start, no skipping, won't dry out over-night
Line variation (it surprises me)
Good clip
Piston filler
Good price with 10% off form cult (compare the price in HK)
Write right out from the box
 
 
Cons
Really heavy, surely not for long writing, also not good for shirt pocket.
Comparatively small sweet area for the nib
Can't see the ink level
Still some ink remains on the section area (using Iroshizuku-murasaki-shikibu)
Whole pen, a little bit slippery. (Maybe I don't have a wet hand...)
 
About the weight: it is 55g capped (uncapped 36g).
My capped Pilot CH92 PLUS Custom 74 = 44g.
 
 
Conclusion:
It's iconic and really stylistic.
The nib performs nicely.
Love it. 
 
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Sorry the lamp is a bit yellow, actually the ink is a very pretty purple indeed...
 
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#2 bass1193

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 15:56

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and your lovely handwriting! I have long lusted after the steel 2k 😍

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 16:57

Love mine! Great picture, I love how the nib reflects in the clip!


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Posted 21 November 2018 - 18:02

Thanks for the review!

So, how are you finding the lack of an ink window with daily use?  Is it annoying?  Have you run into any issues?

 

That's my one reservation with this pen, and the only reason I didn't run right out and buy one....

 

Lovely photo, by the way.  I love the way the nib is reflected in the clip.



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Posted 21 November 2018 - 19:13

Weight is a matter of taste: I can write for ever with the 2K steel, but the markrolon is to light and give !e cramps after half an hour or so. So for me, the "very heavy" goes in the "pros"

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 04:54

Weight is a matter of taste: I can write for ever with the 2K steel, but the markrolon is to light and give !e cramps after half an hour or so. So for me, the "very heavy" goes in the "pros"


This is what made me decide to save up for the steel version! Glad I'm not the only one who loves heavy pens! My favorites are all made of brass, currently 😄

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 04:57

Thanks for the review!

So, how are you finding the lack of an ink window with daily use?  Is it annoying?  Have you run into any issues?
 
That's my one reservation with this pen, and the only reason I didn't run right out and buy one....
 
Lovely photo, by the way.  I love the way the nib is reflected in the clip.



Yes, that could be inconvenient, if it is the only pen to be carried with.

Although I carry it these days, I don’t write much with it actually, and that’s why I have it inked purple. I just use it for some short fancy notes, and I always have my work horse(s) beside, like the CH92 and pro gear etc.

For just nearly a week, I didn’t ink it the 2nd time yet.
So for me, I’m totally OK for this ink-windowless beauty.

Sometimes, maybe we just need something to be unpredictable.
I treat some “Huh?!” “Ha!? “Oh...” “Uuug” as decorations to daily lives...

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 13:42

Careful with that nib. I broke mine pushing it too hard.

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 15:12

Careful with that nib. I broke mine pushing it too hard.

 

 

Wow... Thanks for the reminder.... 

Actually I did quite hard these days (try to make the purple note even fancier...lol)



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Posted 22 November 2018 - 15:49

Careful with that nib. I broke mine pushing it too hard.


+1 on that.

These nibs are not intended to be flexed.

And lamy 2K repairs by the manufacturer is not the best ( see other fpn threads where people share their stories about lamy repairs).

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 18:19

Sometimes, maybe we just need something to be unpredictable.
I treat some “Huh?!” “Ha!? “Oh...” “Uuug” as decorations to daily lives...

 

That's a great attitude!  Your enthusiasm is infectious.  I think -- and by "I think" I mean, "I've been thinking about it all day now and I'm fairly certain I've made up my mind" -- I think it's time for me to welcome some of that unpredictability into my life!



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 03:07

I recently bought my first Lamy pen, a 2000 in Makrolon. What prompted me was the availability of an OM nib, as well as a most attractive price from Cult Pens. I was ordering some of their Deep Dark inks and decided to get the pen as well. It's a very smooth and pleasant writer, although the OM is more like an OB. The size and weight are very comfortable, and it will go anywhere. Don't know why I waited so long to get one.


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Posted 25 November 2018 - 05:14

I recently bought my first Lamy pen, a 2000 in Makrolon. What prompted me was the availability of an OM nib, as well as a most attractive price from Cult Pens. I was ordering some of their Deep Dark inks and decided to get the pen as well. It's a very smooth and pleasant writer, although the OM is more like an OB. The size and weight are very comfortable, and it will go anywhere. Don't know why I waited so long to get one.


oh. That was a hard fight for me between OM and M...
As Im not sure if I could write with the om, so to take a safer move, I got it M.

How does the om perform? Could you upload some writing sample?
Now considering my coming makrolon in om....

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 16:59

The OM writes more like an OB in term of line thickness. Even though it appears to be a 15º oblique cut, there is not that much line variation. There is a definite sweet spot to this nib, as is usual with L2ks.


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