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Latest Lamy 2000 Om Nib Character?


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#1 Intensity

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:20

Ive noticed a few different comparison writing samples show Lamy 2000 OM to write dry and quite fine, with some line variation. It especially stands out on Goulet nib nook:
https://www.gouletpe...in-pen-makrolon

And The Nibsmith comparisons:
https://nibsmith.com...0-fountain-pen/

Has anyone else found this to be the case? I like what I see for the OM.

Edited by Intensity, 01 December 2019 - 02:21.

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:37

Hmmm, I find it concerning that in Goulet's writing samples, the OM wrote much finer apparently than the EF nib, while in Nibsmith's writing samples the line width of the OM nib was on par with that of the M nib, and a full two grades broader than that of the EF nib on the same sheet.


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Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:59

I've asked Nibsmith and was told that OM should write slightly narrower than M and with a bit more line variation.  The wet/dry part can vary, which will affect the final result.  At least the Nibsmith can tune the nib either way prior to shipping. 


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Posted 03 December 2019 - 05:09

Excellent nib work is why Nibsmith got my repeat business on the weekend just past, haha, in spite of having put up the (minimum!) international shipping charges by USPS almost threefold since my previous order, even though no other US fountain pen retailer has done so in the same time-frame. Dan Smith did a fantastic job customising a Pelikan M600 EF into a crisp italic for me almost twelve months ago, and I asked him to repeat his magic on a different model of pen this time.

Not for the Lamy 2000 Makloron, though. Nibsmith's offer, even with 10% off the price, is no competition against EndlessPens's, especially when Dan will charge up to US$60 on top for nib work on that pen.

Edited by A Smug Dill, 03 December 2019 - 05:11.

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 21:45

It will be very sensitive to the writing angle. Rotate the bib at all and it can write like a fine, but align it properly and my OM is wider than most Western mediums

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 23:01

It will be very sensitive to the writing angle. Rotate the bib at all and it can write like a fine, but align it properly and my OM is wider than most Western mediums

 

Thank you for this insight.  Would it be too much to ask for some scans or photographs of writing samples made with both nib orientations you described?  It would be very useful reference for anyone else interested in Lamy 2000 Oblique Medium nib.  If find it a very intriguing nib, because there is no clear description of it from one review to another--results seem to differ.


Edited by Intensity, 04 December 2019 - 23:02.

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 07:45

Its not quite as dramatic as I remember, but heres a go. Top sample is with nib correctly aligned (which for me as a left-hander is quite a struggle), bottom sample is with less of the nib touching the page. Paper is Black n Red Optik with I think a 7mm ruling.

Hope that helps!

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