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Lamy 2000 Stainless Steel Overview


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I recently became the owner of a new Lamy 2000 in stainless steel. :-) I got a request on my blog to do a post about my thoughts on the pen, and here is a copy of it:

 

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In case you can’t read my handwriting, here is a transcription:

Lamy 2000, Stainless Steel

Nib: M
Ink: R&K Salix + a few drops Verdura

Bought from Goulet Pens

I could not give this pen a score, because for me it is a grail pen. Thus, here are a few thoughts:

* this pen is heavy! Not something I would use to write a novel, but I write unposted so it’s okay

* the nib is smooth, once you get on the sweet spot…

* speaking of the nib, this seems a bit fine for a M?

* the legendary nubs happen to be right where I hold the pen, but they are so small and dull I barely notice

* the pen can get a little slick if you have sweaty hands, but so do most pens (esp. metal ones). Gives you a chance to take a thoughtful pause and wipe off the moisture. :-)

 

If you want a more technical review of the original (Makrolon) version of the Lamy 2000, you should probably read this one by FPGeeks. They also did a nice review of the stainless version, and if you are really ambitious you can start on this five part essay about the Lamy 2000…

 

Overall, I really love the pen. I like that it writes fine enough so that I can use it for my classwork, and thus it has become my EDC. A bit pricey choice for an EDC, I know, but I personally think it would be ridiculous to spend a lot of money on a pen that I don’t want to use. The large ink capacity, indestructibility, and sleek design are everything I could hope for and more in a pen.

 

Fountain pen blog | Personal blog

 

Current collection: Pilot Vanishing Point, TWSBI Vac 700, Kaweco Al Sport, Lamy Safari, Nemosine Singularity

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Thanks for your thoughts. I have owned one of these pens since they came on the market. My only complaint is that they are just way too heavy for me. Of the 400 pens that are in my collection, this is by far the heaviest I have encountered. Therefore it sits and is not used. I love my two Lamy 2000s (one extra fine and one medium) and one of the two is perpetually in my daily use. if you are looking for an extremely heavy this pen should be your choice.

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I have two of the "regular" 2000s and I covet a SS version. One day.

 

Interesting ink mixture, too.

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nice thanks,i got it with an EF nib and it's a lot finner so no,your M is normal.

A people can be great withouth a great pen but a people who love great pens is surely a great people too...

Pens owned actually: MB 146 EF;Pelikan M200 SE Clear Demonstrator 2012 B;Parker 17 EF;Parker 51 EF;Waterman Expert II M,Waterman Hemisphere M;Waterman Carene F and Stub;Pilot Justus 95 F.

 

Nearly owned: MB 149 B(Circa 2002);Conway Stewart Belliver LE bracket Brown IB.

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Hi Yogalarva,

 

Thanks for your thoughts.

I filled mine up yesterday night and it is a great-looking pen every time I look at it.
And it is a great writer, very smooth (I have a fine nib, too).

But I do find it too heavy for long use. Additionally, the weight is a problem if you want to carry the pen in a shirt pocket.

Therefore, I treat myself to using it at home every now and then for a couple of days.

No intention of getting rid of it, that's for sure!

 

Regards,

Rob

rowingbiker

Paterswolde, The Netherlands

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I have one with a fine nib and a great writer. It is really heavy though, not to carry in your pocket but in a case. Very different writing feel than the regular 2000.

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