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This thread is still every bit as helpful and informative as it was back when it was made in 2012-so thank you! One thing that I didn't seem to find out here- Does anyone know the origin of the name of the pen? 2000

 

This thread is marvellous indeed. I would guess 2000 was a popular number to address futuristic appeals. A lot of products used to receive this name, back in the time that year 2000 was still a bit far away so people could imagine flying cars would be a norm. I was born in the early 80s and I still remember the number 2000 having a futuristic appeal, there were products marketed on the TV that were called 2000, like the Ginsu knife set. But of course, there can be another reason for the Lamy 2000 name, but to me it is clear that pen was very futuristic and it still is.

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Just bought a used W.Germany F nib version on ebay and am busy reading up about it in anticipation. Thank you so much for this seriously informative read.

 

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Why isn't this magnificent resource pinned in the Lamy forum? So much better than letting the occasional richly deserved thanks surface it again.

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bphollin.......I so love quality and excellence, which is selden on the level as your report on Lamy 2000 at the beginning of this tread. There MUST be passion to, it shows (-;

 

I found your review on the Lamy 2000 on internet, posted by yourselves, and redirected here.

 

I have a Montblanc and Pelikan pen, both inhereted from my dad and now, ten years later, picked up for use. I looked what could be a good additional pen of my own and in addition to my respect for your report and passion I will buy one myself.

 

Not now much about fountain pens, but hope it keeps motivating en helping me te get back to good writing instead of typing on the laptop!

 

Good show! It is an classic example for complete and good source notated review!

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My short half a year usage of Lamy 2000 is really good, but it became superb after the nib is tweaked... The default nib setting for high flow (wide tines) is terrible for inks like pilot or noodler's. I guess its tuned for the Lamy Iron Gall ink??

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Thank you for an outstanding review of the Lamy 2000! I just ordered my first and hope to receive it in a couple of weeks.

"Today will be gone in less than 24 hours. When it is gone, it is gone. Be wise, but enjoy! - anonymous today

 

 

 

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I have read this outstanding series of articles (I'm at a disadvantage to reduce them to a mere review) countless times before falling again... A few weeks ago I couldn't stop myself to buy another Lamy 2000 to again use it at work, as I used to do for a few years with my two old Lamy 2000s before my car was raided by thieves and both 2000 lost forever (along with three Pelikans... 2 fantastic M600 and a M215 ). Really glad I did. The pen (a standard F) is even nicer, right flow (a tiny bit dry maybe for my current tastes) , great nib that is smoothing beautifully day after day, regaining the status its siblings had for years on my desk. Washed and inked with Aurora Blue (a mainstay of my 2000s) writes so well that it displaced also the Safaris I use with Diamine Onyx black and Sargasso Sea. I wonder how the 2000 would work with Diamine saturated inks (that are a little slow to flow in my pens as compared to Aurora and Pilot inks... I like saturated blacks and blues).

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Yes, this is a quintessential series that bphollin cobbled together, drawing on multiple sources. Truly definitive.

 

I don't use my 2000 as much as I'd like. My ground nib is a little more toothy than I'd like, finding it catching on certain papers while other nibs still glide. I'm going to have to get it smoothed out.

[MYU's Pen Review Corner] | "The Common Ground" -- Jeffrey Small

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Thanks MYU. You're very kind. It was some of your FPN posts in the early days of the board that got me interested in the Lamy brand. It's funny to see this article get the occasional bump, even after four years. I hope it still stands up and there aren't too many broken links!

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^ I'm glad to hear it! Always a good feeling to spread the LAMY fever around. ;) I'm not surprised the article gets bumped occasionally. It's just tremendously full of useful info and thus appreciated by many people. I think that there should be a sticky link to it from the LAMY sub forum.

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[MYU's Pen Review Corner] | "The Common Ground" -- Jeffrey Small

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Lamy 2000 was my second pen (after a Lamy Safari) and I love it ... it's a true workhorse of a pen. (L2000 w/ extra-fine nib). It took a little bit to find the nib's sweet spot, but once I did absolutely love it. I've had the pen for 5 years and it still looks as good as it did coming out of the box.

 

Thanks for the detailed post with the history and progression of this awesome pen!

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When I disassembled my Lamy 2000's piston, I found out that the driver piece under the piston nob is white (pic online shown its gray). Could you explain the difference?

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I am going to have one. I am a Parker 51 guy and the L2k somehow didn't atteact my attention. Now reading this thread I want a L2k and want it fast. As fast as could be.

Khan M. Ilyas

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I am going to have one. I am a Parker 51 guy and the L2k somehow didn't atteact my attention. Now reading this thread I want a L2k and want it fast. As fast as could be.

Massdrop just had the L2k for $100, so I ordered one for myself and one for my nephew. It was only for US shipment, though. I'm also a Parker 51 guy by preference, but this is an intriguing pen. Looking forward to it arriving later this month.

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What a fantastic resource - thank you so much for putting all that together. The 2000 is my absolute grail pen. It's not going to happen any time soon (the phrase "relatively inexpensive" is, um, relative :)) but the history of the pen just adds to the desirability of it, along with the gorgeous design and the (so I've heard!) great writing experience. Thanks so much for putting this info together.

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I am going to have one. I am a Parker 51 guy and the L2k somehow didn't atteact my attention. Now reading this thread I want a L2k and want it fast. As fast as could be.

Hey Mitto,

 

I knew you'd see the light sooner or later... eventually, ve vill vin you all over to our side... vith some, it just takes a little longer than others.

 

Farm Boy is next... but vith him... ve may need our sonic ray guns and lasers.

 

Muu-ha-ha-ha. >:-)

 

- Anthony :D

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Somebody told me that it is possible to be a French pen - le club.

Hey Mitto,I knew you'd see the light sooner or later... eventually, ve vill vin you all over to our side... vith some, it just takes a little longer than others.Farm Boy is next... but vith him... ve may need our sonic ray guns and lasers. Muu-ha-ha-ha. >:-)- Anthony :D

But you are a ParkerDuofold (guy). Arent you? :)

 

Converting FarmBoy would be a real deal for you, though. :)

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Khan M. Ilyas

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But you are a ParkerDuofold (guy). Arent you? :)

Hi Mitto,

 

I was when I joined FPN, but that was before my conversion. :) The L2K has been my EDC for about a year now... and while I still have a warm regard for my FPN namesake, it has been relegated to the #2 position in my profile. :)

 

I'm glad you decided to get one; I think you'll really like it. But you may have to give it a couple of chances, though... when I first got mine, the austere matte black color and design kind of put me off, but so many raved about it, I had to try it.

 

So, I tried it... and didn't like it... the nib would sing and scratch and screwing the section back on or replacing the cap felt like you were grinding glass... but that (censored) is temporary and short-lived.

 

Once you get used to nib, it's going to feel like you're writing colored strands of silk on clouds... and the other stuff disappears as the pen gets broken in. :)

 

 

- Anthony

 

EDITED for grammar and typos.

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I bought a Lamy 2000 EF on ebay a little while ago for $80. It was a customer return. This was a sroke of luck. Every time I use it is writes easily and wonderfully.

"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

 

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I just got one with a medium nib and I love it! Currently inked with Sei Boku. It's fast becoming one of those pens I have to use every day. :D

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