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Place To Test Lamy 2000 Near Dfw?


Oliver817

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Hey Guys,



I am looking to pick up a Lamy 2000 as my first gold nib pen. I have had a Lamy Aion (M) for a while and really like it (except for the cap rattle, but I've been able to fix that with some tinkering. With the Aion, the medium is good when writing on quality paper (i.e. Rhodia), but when I write on lesser quality (I write on medical charts all day), I find it slightly too bold. I'm really torn as to if I should get it in a Fine or Medium nib because it is an investment.



I have been searching all over the DFW metroplex for a place where I could test both to see which one I prefer before buying. Im normally willing to take the risk, but I really would like this pen to be my daily workhorse. I have found few places in DFW that carry fountain pens in general and none that carry the Lamy 2000.



I am also aware of the Dallas Pen Collectors Club, but it doesn't look like their next meeting is until June!



I am also driving to Austin this Friday, so any places there would also be appreciated!



If anybody knows a place where I could test one out, it would be a miracle. If not, any opinions on the Lamy 2000 nibs would be amazing!



Y'all are the best!



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Droomgools in Houston carries them.

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You can use this tool to compare nib widths.

https://www.gouletpens.com/pages/nib-nook

 

I would go with an EF for filling charts. Nib tolerances vary, hence the narrowest nib.

 

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Kinokuniya in Austin did have a Lamy 2000. The price was higher than Goulet. You can’t test it, no ink. but you can hold it and see if it feels right in your hand. Kinokuniya is worth a trip if you are in Austin. They have a large selection of paper, notebooks from Japan and elsewhere.

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Oh, looks like there is a Kinokuniya near Dallas, 2540 Old Denton Rd, Ste 114, Carrollton, TX 75006.

They may have one too.

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I don't know much about your area, but here are a few tips.

 

Have a medium Lamy 2000. Absolute tank of a writer, doesn't show scratches whatsoever, very durable, and very comfortable to write long sessions. Want a medium? Choose a fine nib. Want a finer medium? EF. Want a firehose? Medium and up.

 

I would personally try the Lamy 2000 you are going to buy in person before taking the plunge. Lamy nibs can be awesome, but there have been past issues regarding the QC of Lamy 2000 nibs. Mine, for example, writes horribly in the conventional grip, but when used as an OM (oblique medium) nib, it turns into a buttery smooth firehose. Perfect for handwritten AP essays. An unintended but welcome defect, as I love obliques (I write at a -45 degree angle to the lines).

 

As for my daily usage, I once went through a writing marathon of about 4 hours straight. No cramps, but I did have to unpost the pen after a while. I've never run dry on one before. That was the only week where I did not sleep for 3 days in a row under such immense stress. The Lamy 2000 was specifically brought out for that occasion, one where cramped hands would spell your doom.

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