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  1. Has anyone tried the NEW Kaco Edge? They seem to come in different colors now. I've been holding off on getting one because of all the cap cracking problems. I wonder if these (now colorful) ones are the pens I've been waiting for. - N
  2. New_Falcon

    Adjusting Collar On Section On Lamy 2000

    The tabs on my Lamy 2000 that are use to hold the cap seem to be rotated compared to all the other Lamy 2000s I've seen. Instead of being in line with the horizontal plane of the nib, it's rotated round by 30 degrees or so. The tabs are in the slots in the markolon collar that's on the section, so it seems that it is this collar that is rotated. In writing I don't really notice it but it's annoying that it's off as the pen is amazing in all other ways. Look at the disassembly video in the thread https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/227631-lamy-2000-and-the-origins-of-lamy-design/page__view__findpost__p__2431621 at around 57 seconds you can see the makrolon collar just come off. I tried this on my 2000 and it seems that it is stuck or glued in place. Does anyone have any ideas on how to rotate this around? For anyone who has disassembled their 2000, was this Makrolon collar glued in place on yours? I know I could send this into filofax for warranty work, however this pen has already been in three times and this is the only problem. I'd hate to send it in again and find that it comes back with a different, new issue. Thanks. [EDIT] Added photo. Apologies for the poor quality, working with an unfamiliar operating system OS X.
  3. Since, I do spend a fourth of my weekends on fpn browsing through reviews, I could not resist putting across a review of a pen that is universally loved and most excellently reviewed. My pen was a EF nib-QC victim at first, with a seemingly snug piston. However, the superb LAMY India customer service offered by an Indian retailer chain - William Penn, made sure that the nib was replaced with a smooth F-nib. I also have replicated the content with some additional pictures in my blog as the image upload size is limited by this free photo-sharing tool. Below is a link to the same: LAMY 2000 story So here it goes: Motivation This might sound pretty clichéd.. but it is actually true. If you love fountain pens, it is difficult to stay away from the Lamy 2000 for long. The 2000 is often quoted to have a timeless design, a masterful construction and a rather envious efficiency. And, it comes with a small 14k platinum-plated gold nib. The first of the Lamy 2000s are said to have been launched in 1966 and have well succeeded to become the flagship product of the company. To get the 2000 designed, Lamy had drawn a joint-project with a free-lancer (a top designer in the industrial space during the 1960s), Gerd Alfred Müller – of Braun fame. Incidentally, he was one of the first salaried designers of Braun and one of the advocates of the Bauhaus movement (‘form follows function’ maxim). And the project ended up with a piston-filler fountain pen made out of rigid fiberglass-reinforced makrolon polycarbonate and brushed stainless steel along with a gold nib. The Package (6/6) The L2k arrived in a small tri-folded black cardboard box (with a thick paper outer-sleeve), that locks the third fold on a silver colour plate bearing the ‘LAMY’ logo. These folds reveal the pen resting on a zig-zag felt-like paper floorboard along with a leaflet/manual. http://s25.postimg.org/fik8ajzfz/DSC_1837.jpg Design – Capped (6/6) The pen in its final elements apparently bestows a fluidic design. Even though it is often quoted to have an understated appearance with the brushed black makrolon matter, I feel that that’s the way the pen truly differentiates itself from others. The spring loaded clip made out of brushed-steel, is both efficient and stunning at the same time. http://s25.postimg.org/yz4xx2ujz/DSC_1841.jpg Design – Un-capped (5/6) Then there is LAMY embossed on one of the mount-sides of the clip, with GERMANY 2 written on its underside. As per some FPN posts, the GERMANY 1 or 2 could refer to the cavity number of the die in which the clip was made. Once uncapped, the pen depicts a engineering marvel, the one without boundaries. Concealing all the seams of individual parts starting right from the piston knob and ending with the nib, the lamy 2000 plays an effortless symphony, from the blackness of makrolon body through the subtle set of glassy ink windows (0.25 cm) towards the silvery brushed-stainless steel grip section ending with a hooded metallic nib (14k – Gold: Platinum plated). And that’s when you do realize a splendid piece of industrial design, by Müller! I do find the snap-cap a blessing, when it comes to taking quick notes. Once uncapped, the pen becomes quite susceptible to rolling and falling off from smooth surfaces with a little hint of slope. [That’s why probably a Minus – 1] http://s25.postimg.org/ctpfkityn/DSC_1850.jpg There is a stainless steel disc adorning the end of piston knob, ending the sweet sonnet of an eternal design with a silvery look which once started with the steely grip and clip. Filling System (6/6) The piston knob is adequately large and quite comfortable to operate. The brushed surface ascertains a firm grip. Initially, the piston knob was too snug for my comfort, but it worked like a charm after lubricating the piston seal. Infact, it now is apparently smoother than the nib itself. More on it later. The pen draws and expels ink through its breather hole (below pic), located on the underside of the hood. Rather, the mechanism gushes ink in or out with remarkable efficiency. The ink capacity is said to be around ~ 1.4 – 1.5 mL. http://s25.postimg.org/yrvjp64of/DSC_1901.jpg Physics of it (with a similar sized Pilot Custom Heritage 92/91) (6/6) I did copy the weights shamelessly from Goulet Pens, since I lack a fine weighing instrument, not a writing one though . From the perspective of writing comfort, I would prefer the whole 25 grams and keep the pen posted. For short notes, I am comfortable to use the pen un-posted. Dimensionally, it is quite similar to a pilot custom heritage 91/92 and is rather a medium sized pen. The hooded nib seems small but an elusive unification with the metal grip gives the pen a unexpected leverage with a somewhat bottom heavy design. So you might never feel the absence of a big nib. Capped Length ~ 14 cm Uncapped Length ~ 12.5 cm Posted Length ~ 15.4 cm Nib Leverage ~ 0.75 cm Total Weight ~ 25 g Body Weight ~ 15 g http://s25.postimg.org/m5bhhh6i7/DSC_1886.jpg Nib (5/6) This is the complete nib-section which is hidden under the hood. It’s a rather small nib but to reiterate, it’s a supremely efficient and an effective design. And thanks to Müller, apart from the most elegant of appearances, LAMY also managed to save some costs on the gold part of the nib. Mine was an EF nib and was yet another QC victim [Minus –1]. I did smoothen it up, but again the angularly-varying nib widths were not pertaining to my taste. But thanks to Lamy India Customer Service – by William Penn, they replaced it with a F nib in three weeks, totally free of charge. I was assured by them, if any Lamy is within a year of purchase (from anywhere across the globe), William Penn will happily service the pen at zero cost. The replaced nib is quite smooth. I believe it’s one of the older pieces in their service stock and it draws a line quite similar to a pilot FM nib or a pelikan EF. http://s25.postimg.org/6eqenun8v/DSC_1875.jpg Disassembly (5/6) The best part of the pen is the ease of disassembly without a need of a tool. (The only part in which you would probably need a tool is probably pushing out the piston rod and seal out of the barrel) The steel grip section can be unscrewed off from the barrel in a clockwise manner, with the piston end on top. Be careful when you push out or push in the nib section, for I had used a cloth to hold the nib + feed while gently pushing out the nib. While putting it in, I would suggest making sure that the convex opening of the grip section is well-aligned with the nib and feed faces the breather hole. It should smoothly fit-in, else it’s not aligned. The nib can be easily damaged during this exercise and secondly, there are multiple o-rings – metal (grip section) and rubber ones (nib section) to take care of. [Minus –1] I recommend staying away from the force (forcing the nib section in), even when The force is with you! The piston knob can be screwed off in a quite similar manner of operation. After a stop, once it’s rotated anti-clockwise from top a few clicks are heard and it comes out completely revealing a plastic internal end cap for this version. http://s25.postimg.org/72unt1wkv/DSC_1864.jpg Since, my piston knob was very snug from the beginning, I took the liberty of disassembling the pen to apply some silicone grease on the interiors of the barrel, with an ear-bud. After turning the piston knob in and out for a few times, it was magically butter-smooth to operate. I referred to this video by Brian Goulet. Picture here. Economic Value (5/6) I was able to win the pen at USD 120 on an online auction. I am not sure whether I could have got it for less. It probably sells at a street price of USD 150-160 on the internet and retails at USD 200+ in India. And post the nib replacement, I am pretty happy with the pen. Overall(5.5/6) Know what! If you haven’t already, you should get it. It deserves a place in your collection. PS – It was 1966 not 68 http://s25.postimg.org/rr7jwe2wf/DSC_1894.jpg Love to follow :: References https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/227631-lamy-2000-and-the-origins-of-lamy-design/ Applying silicone grease for the piston seal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDJHTWD8GPY Thank you for going through this review. I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks, Sonik
  4. a.zy.lee

    Lamy 2000 Video (Review?)

    I made a short video for the Lamy 2000 just for fun and I thought I'd share it with you guys. The video and editing style is obviously a blatant rip-off of theimmovablemovers' viral Namiki Falcon and Nakaya videos. I prefer the term 'inspired,' but yes, it's a rip-off. The dark background comes off really grainy and awful, so I apologise for that. It looked fine on my camera's display. I hope you enjoy the video.
  5. My one year old, sparingly used lamy 2000 fp with the makrolon finish has developed mysterious whitish grey spots that just won't go. I've tried using a dry as well as a damp (with clean room temperature tap water) microfibre cloth to gently polish this away, but that didn't work. Did anyone ever face a similar issue. Would appreciate a solution, if any. I don't know the material quite well and am unaware of its properties and interactions with cleaning substances. I've already contacted lamy support, but past experiences with them haven't been satisfactory and never prompt. I've attached some photos for reference. Hope they help. Any suggestions will be highly appreciated. Cheers! rs
  6. dragos.mocanu

    Lamy 2000 Cosmetic Issue?

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone else noticed some strange marks in the Makrolon, beneath the ink window, where the cap lip sits when the pen is closed. I'm talking about 2 parallel lines that run about half of the circumference of the pen, which look like they are inside the plastic (like too much stress inside the Makrolon caused it to fracture on the inside). It doesn't look like a crack, it kind of looks like there's a second ink window beneath the real one for half of the circumference. Thanks, Dragos

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