There isn’t much that has not already been said about the Lamy 2000. A Bauhaus design icon that is quasi unchanged since its release in 1966, this is up to date one of the most popular fountain pens of all times. And it is my favorite fountain pen. Could I own only one fountain pen for the rest of my life, it would be the Lamy 2000 – hands down. This is why it’s somewhat pointless to even call this post here a pen review, because it sort of really isn’t. It’s probably more of a coverage of my personal all time favorite pen. Anyway, I hope it’s still helpful and informative.
Before we hop into the review, let me say that some people are concerned about the Lamy 2000’s ‘notorious’ sweet spot, i.e. an apparently to some people quite unforgiving nib when it comes to the writing angle. As I point out in the video below, while I don’t have a problem with it personally, I will acknowledge that this phenomenon is there to some extend. This is why I would recommend you either try the pen in a brick and mortar-store before you buy it, or order one from a trusted dealer with international shipping such as Appelboompennen, so that in case you’re running into issues, you have someone reliable to sort you out. Also, check out this video of the Goulet Pen Company on the Lamy 2000, which addresses precisely this ‘sweet-spot issue’.
More on the pen now in the video below, which is, as always, preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!
- Lamy 2000
- Makrolon (polycarbonate) body
- Steel section
- Piston filling-mechanism
- Available 14k gold-nib options: Extra Fine (EF), Fine (F), Medium (M) and Broad (B), Double Broad (BB), Oblique Medium (OM), Oblique Broad (OB), Oblique Double Broad (OBB)
- Price: around 200 €
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