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  1. Dear friends I've been wondering for a long time now when Lamy produced these macrolon fountain pens with the red L on the piston knob. I've searched everywhere, I've read every treatise, but I've got nothing. I certainly know that the pens produced in the very first years (1966,67,68) had the black logo. Is there any friend here who can give me some suggestions?
  2. Mastromaximo

    Lamy 2000: unusual nibs.

    Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Can anyone here help me identify these two Lamy nibs? I found them on an online private auction. They are two different nibs. Do you think they are nibs for a Lamy 2000? Maybe gold plated steel? Maybe yellow gold that is losing its rhodium plating?
  3. mehandiratta


    Hi All I have been using Lamy Safari and other lamy pens for a long long time. And i never realized that this will become sort of collecting Hobby. So just to showcase the Lamy's I have hoarded across the years I have started hashtag on instagram and facebook #30lamy30days (https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/30lamy30days/) You can check the above link for the regular posts and also I will keep posting here too. I welcome you all to showcase your pens too, albeit only Lamy
  4. I recently bought a Lamy 2000 FP. Great looking as well as writing. I am quite pleased. Except... The first ink I used in the pen was Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo. Nice and wet, wrote wonderfully. Used up the ink, gave 'er a good flushing out, and put in Iroshizuku Fuyu-Syogun. Had it in there a few days when one day writing I saw all this blue ink on my writing hand. Then I noticed ink creeping out from the seam where the piston filler knob is. It's a blue ink, probably the Tsuki-Yo that I thought I had completely flushed out. I have never dropped the pen; it resides in a quality pen case. No drastic temperature changes. It never leaked with the Tsuki-Yo. Any ideas/thoughts as to why it could be leaking, and how to fix the problem, are appreciated. Many thanks!
  5. Jaydo

    My Lamy 2000 Experience.

    When i splurged 200ish nzd for a fountain pen i thought it was an impulse buy. Two weeks later, i was thrilled with the history and build quality of the lamy 2000. but clip problems: the clip have some give and could move up and down . I couldn't be bothered to contact lamy support so I took tried to disassemble it with pliers with a micro fiber cloth between- bad idea scratched up cap aesthetically. Admittedly my fault by would have been nice if a 200 dollar pen didn't have these problems. Fast forward 1 year and oops- I dropped it- I screwed it up- thankfully lamy support sent me a replacement nib for 100 nzd- still ouch though Fast forward to present day and it's gone south: Sent three emails to l amy and got no response for a request to buy a clutch ring- you know the thing that keeps the cap in place with the knobbly metal bits. I'd lost it after I disassembled my lamy 2000 because it started leaking. I thought i was smart and it just needed some silicon grease and it would be fine. Now, I have spent 300 nzd as a student on a pen that doesn't function and I'm not even able to buy a replacement spare parts. I had bought lamy after those raving reviews about how helpful lamy support is but not responding to any requests- three of them- even after two months of waiting? I still a fountain pen addict though and I spent another 200 nzd on a pilot vp which still works- treating it with way more care now that I've already gone through this painful endeavor. I'm still new to this forum but hopefully someone has got replacement parts (need a replacement clutch tab spring as seen in last photo enclosed)- I've got budget up to 20 nzd- or advice on how to reach Lamy as their website query thing obviously doesn't work. praying still that it won't still leak- haven't found cause as there were no cracks even under friends microscope. Cheers. Jaydo
  6. I am considering getting Lamy 2000 EF from "nibsmith" and getting it ground to left foot oblique in stub. Any idea what kind of line width and variation it would result in? My intention is to achieve a fine stub, similar to the 'Fine' stub of Pilot Plumix / Pluminix pen, which is quite fine, probably 0.5mm. It is fine enough for normal daily use and faster writing but still gives a character to the writing.
  7. The Lamy 2000 is probably my favourite pen of all time. I know, it is a big statement but my admiration for this pen is well founded. I first purchased this pen back in 2014 when I began my first year studying law at university. I can honestly say that since then it has been almost everyday on me, taking notes and writing exams. Note that this review was originally posted at my blog at www.stationeryblogger.com. http://stationeryblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/DSC_7839-300x200.jpg DESIGN The pen looks and feels phenomenal. Its bauhaus inspired design makes it easy to look at with no extra bling. This makes it the perfect everyday pen when you do not want the entire room thinking you are trying to make a statement with your choice of writing instrument. In addition, the texture of the fibreglass-infused plastic gives a textured feel. Perfect for those with sleek hands constantly suffering from sticky-pen syndrome. The attention to detail and excellence of craftsmanship is evident from the fact that the brushed microscopic lines transition perfectly between the piston-knob and hand-section seams. http://stationeryblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/DSC_7992-300x200.jpg SIZE Another great win for the pen is its size, measuring at 140mm caped. What is particularly outstanding however, is its centre of balance when posted. You can literally find the middle of the pen by simply balancing it on the tip of your finger. This is because the cap fits really deeply into the back of the barrel. That means that it will not only post securely but it will not stick out too much when writing. Moreover, the hand-section extends to cover a fair amount of the nib meaning that there are literally unlimited ways to hold the pen ensuring a comfortable grip. NIB The nib is fantastic to write with. I currently have the medium size but I have tried both the extra-fine and fine. They are all smooth, wet and always perform upon demand. I have had some issues in the past which I will go into more detail in the section below but I am more than happy overall. http://stationeryblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/DSC_7994-300x200.jpg CUSTOMER SERVICE One of the biggest selling points however is the customer service of Lamy. A few years ago, after owning the pen for a few years, for some reason the extra-fine nib that I had started writing very dry. I had no idea why but I contacted Lamy with my problem and they immediately requested that I send the pen back for repair free of charge. A few weeks later, they had fixed the problem and also replaced my cap as the clip had become a bit wobbly. Moreover, a year ago, after owning the pen for three years, I emailed them asking whether they sold replacement nibs as I had outgrown my extra-fine size and wanted to change to a medium. They offered to replace it for free. I believe that this is how customer service should be and more companies should be striving towards such a high standard. OVERALL I believe that the Lamy 2000 is one of the best choices for a fountain pen out there. Whether you are a student or a seasoned professional the iconic look of the pen and quality are bound to make you smile every time you pick it up. As for negatives, I am struggling to think of any. Maybe if you like your fountain pens to be glossy and blingy you would not like this pen but it would be hard to argue it does not deserve a spot in everyone’s collection. http://stationeryblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/DSC_7988-300x200.jpg You can read my other reviews, modifications and hacks at www.stationeryblogger.com
  8. Hello everyone, I hope you are having a pleasant day, this is my first post so it's possible that what I'll ask may seem puerile and possibly amounting to faux pas, please pardon my ignorance if any of that happens. Who I am ? I am student from India, who has a very important exam coming up in 6 months. I own 2 lamy safari's and 2 pilot metropolitan's. Why am I here ? Where I live and where I grew up we barely have anyone who uses fountain pens. I started with them not as a show of elegance but because I had a tendency to right softly and ball point pens require certain pressure which made me uncomfortable. So for me it's necessity, I cannot write with anything else. What do I want? Im looking for buying a new fountain pen. I'm not rich by any account but I saved enough money over my the years to afford a pen upto price of lamy 2000. The only consideration for me is that it should be able to write for a really long sessions and I guess that necessitates certain degree of smoothness. My question to you respected readers !! What would be the one pen you would buy if you were in my position that being you can afford only one pen upto price of lamy 2000 and you have to write with it maybe the whole day and looks don't matter at all maybe the feels does to a certain degree, but just one pen which you could buy, for the most important exam of your lives ? ( please note that ink capacity is not to trump over writing experience in this scenario, just the writability is the first and foremost concern rest are secondary and I like lamy safari's they do the job but I feel I could do better) (Also kindly note I'm not pressing for lamy 2000 but it's the only pen whose price I know in the ocean of other availabilities, so it's price is for reference) I'm not sure if any of you will find time to answer this, but I thank all of you in anticipation. Regards,
  9. Hi there, I've been using fountain pens for about 5 years now. I have use Waterman, Pilot and Lamy Al Star. Recently I get a Lamy 2000, and I like it so much. My only issue with this pen is that sometime it's skip if I write in a slippery paper. I understand that Lamy 2000 has that sweet spot thing, but even if I write in it's sweet spot it's still skip from time to time. Never have this issue with my other pens. Any thought? Thanks
  10. Hi all, I am in the process of buying a Lamy 2000. I am really going crazy about which nib size to pick. I don't know if I should go for an EF or an F. I've looked at the Goulet nib nook tool but I really can't see any difference between 'EF','F','M'. Can anybody be so kind to post some writing samples of Lamy 2000 with different nibs? Thank you very much!
  11. Attena

    Lamy 2000: M Vs Ef

    Hello! I've bought a Lamy2000 a few months back with a Medium nib and was really happy with it (and still am!). Lately I've began to realize that I use it mostly only for underlining, signing and for writing main titles in my notebook. It proved to be slightly too wide for regular note taking and made my handwriting look a bit ... chunky. I use Iroshizuku inks and I know they tend to be a bit more on the wet-ish side. So now I ask if there’s some helpful soul out there (I know you’re there!!) or a Lamy pen collector (I know a few of those are here too) that would be prepared to do a favour for me. Could I ask you to provide me with a writing sample of L2K Medium and ExtraFine with the same ink? I’ve been searching for pictures on the internet and sure .... you can find a lot of them, but I have found none that would nicely show me the width difference between a Medium and an ExtraFine. I thank you in advance. Sincerely, Attena
  12. Hey guys, Does anyone know where I can pick up a Lamy 2000 (for less than $200) in Canada? I live in the Greater Toronto Area and shipping/customs/exchange rate coming in from the US is expensive. I've seen some retailers charge $200+ for a Lamy 2000 and that is out of my price range right now but I am dying to get my hands on one. Any suggestions?
  13. hari317

    A Lucky Ebay Find

    Listing: 371204399452 The listing said W. Germany, one of the out of focus pictures showed the EF stamp on the section. The rounded ink view windows was another confirmation of an original barrel. The piston knob end showed the L mark very clearly. The only doubt was if the clip was correct with the inserted ball. One of the pictures hinted at the characteristic chamfer that such clips have. The BIN price was reasonable for an early Lamy2000, but anyway I decided to wait 24hrs and if no one had bought it by then, I would buy. The time passed, no one had bought so I bought and the pen arrived yesterday in India. as shown it was full of dried ink, a well loved pen. The pen is now completely overhauled and pending photography, all features correct including an 18K nib and thankfully no section or cap cracks. The seller's pics (my post overhaul pics may follow in a day or two): Best Hari
  14. Tojusi

    Lamy2000 Leaking From The "ears"

    I have a Lamy2000, the basic black version. I have now noticed that it is leaking from the metallic tiny "ears" on the pen body. The other "ear" seems to be leaking more than the other one. It is not much as such, but it seems that capillary action is drawing ink to my finger as my grip places fingers on the "ears". I do not recall that the pen would have originally leaked like that, seems to be something that it has developed lately. Is this normal? Any home remedies that a technically inept user might try? Or do I just bite the bullet and ship it off to Lamy for service? (The pen must be out of warranty by this time though I am the original purchaser).
  15. cambookpro

    Price For Lamy 2000?

    Hello Recently I've been looking at buying a Lamy 2000 as my first FP over ~£25. I'd like a pen that just writes well, looks nice and is fairly robust. I narrowed it down to a 2000 or a Pelikan M200, however I really like the Lamy design so think I will go for that. Both seem to have good reviews when it comes to writing. I'm not looking to purchase it immediately, this is sort of something for a few months yet, in the Summer. However, what kind of prices do these go for? I don't quite have the budget to buy new (around £150, or $250), but I was looking on eBay and they don't seem to go for much cheaper. Would it be unrealistic to expect to be able to find one for around £45-60 (~$70-100)? That would sort of be my maximum. If not, I have a little more saving to do Thank you.
  16. caric

    Sending My Lamy 2000 F For Repair

    I've finally realized my Lamy 2000 needs a nib touch-up, or something. It's an F, and sometimes writes like an F, but sometimes like an M. on strokes which go to the right, so much ink is dumped it looks like shading afterwards. I plan to ship it to Lamy for service, and I wrote them a note with sample left-and-right squiggles. the ones going to the left almost skip, but I'm not varying my pressure or angle. In my note to Lamy, you can clearly see the shading effect. this was on a moleskine sticky note, and the strokes are tending to be on the thicker side. on rhodia paper, I mostly get super-thin strokes, with forays into thick strokes mid-word. the horizontal squiggles show it best on the moleskine; on rhodia, it's like that mid-word. interestingly, the nib "sings" on rhodia paper. the nib is never scratchy, but also not nearly as smooth as my twsbis or pelikans. I've had this pen for about 10 months and I've thoroughly cleaned and flushed it many times. I'm now a lot more experienced with other pens, so I've only lately come to realize how inconsistent this one is. This writing sample is with Noodler's Luxury blue. I've also used a lot of Noodler's Legal Lapis with this pen, and some Black Swan in the English Roses. Camera Roll-1495 by astrophoenix, on Flickr
  17. Hi, I am in the market for a new pen but am struggling with my decision. I currently have: -Lamy Safari - 1.1mm - fun daily user -Lamy 2000 - EF - my favourite pen to use, comfortable, only wish a little broader nib -Pilot Custom 74 - SF - ok to ink up and play with every so often, disappointed with size and weight of pen -TWSBI 540 - B - like size and weight but do not pick this up as often as I had hoped -Noodlers Ahab - love the size of the pen and find I use it as a novelty, not a daily writer -Bexley Corona - F - love the size of the pen but have not been happy with the build quality, f nib is amazing from Binder and writes like a dream, close second behind my Lamy2000 for favourite writer I am looking at the Sailor 1911 large and the Platinum President but am worried that I will not be happy with the size. (I think I am looking for a large pen) Some things I am looking for: -around $200 and under -7-8 out of 10 wet writer -convertor is ok as I like to change my inks often -large size pen (as in big) -large nib (I am ok with steel as I have been very impressed with the Bexley F nib) Part of my struggle is that all of the things that I am currently looking for are the opposite of my favourite pen, the Lamy 2000. haha...I am second guessing myself and thinking I might just be better off with another Lamy 2000 in M....but that would not be furthering my collection...oh jeez. Any recommendations, comments or words of advice will be greatly appreciated. Also, please let me know what your next purchase is going to be and why. Cheers, J

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