The Lamy 2000 is a fountain pen every true pen enthusiast should own. First introduced in 1966, the Lamy 2000 is a piece of history that has stood the test of time. Today, it and is still one of the best-selling and most sought after fountain pens.
Material: Makrolon Nib: 14k Gold Appointments: Brushed stainless steel Filling System: Piston Length (Capped): 140mm Length (Uncapped): 125mm Length (Posted): 154mm Section Diameter: 7.8mm Barrel Max Diameter: 13mm Cap Max Diameter: 16mm Weight, Uncapped: 15g Weight, Capped: 25g
The Lamy 2000 is received in a black case with the Lamy logo printed on top in silver trim. Inside the case is the pen and the instruction manual. The box is aesthetically pleasing and compliments the pen.
The Lamy 2000 has a classic Bauhaus design that is just as relevant today as it was in the 1960s. The first thing you'll notice about the Lamy 2000 is it's beautiful brushed Makrolon body. The Makrolon gives the pen a unique texture, unlike any other pen I've used. The Makrolon also provides an excellent grip when writing. The Lamy 2000 has a piston filling mechanism so the ink is housed right in the barrel without having to use a separate converter. It can hold quite a bit of ink because of the piston mechanism. To fill the pen, simply dip the nib into a bottle of ink and unscrew the piston knob. Once the piston knob is unscrewed, you must slowly tighten the knob to fill the pen. It's that easy! Toward the grip is a small semi-transparent window allowing you to see the ink level. Nice touch Lamy! The grip section is made of stainless steel; however, it is not slippery due to it having a brushed finish.
The cap is made of the identical material as the barrel. The clip is quite beautiful and made of brushed stainless steel with the Lamy logo etched on the side. It is quite sturdy and springy so it clips snuggly to a shirt or pant pocket. The Lamy 2000 has a unique hooded nib design. I really have enjoyed the hooded design as it doesn't attract unwanted attention to the pen.
I was extremely nervous about purchasing the Lamy 2000 because I read lots of negative reviews about its nib. The 2000 is known for nib quality control issues but I was lucky enough to have a fantastic experience right out of the box. The writing experience is quite smooth with very little feedback when writing. This is one of the best 14k gold nibs I've used. I've experienced no ink flow issues or troublesome starts using Levenger Greystone and Aurora Black. Even though the pen does boast a 14k gold nib, there is very little flex and line variation.
Penman's Final Remark
As I said in the introduction, the Lamy 2000 is a fountain pen every true pen enthusiast should own. The writing experience and design are superb!