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Lamy 2000 Fountain Pen Review

Product Review of the Lamy 2000 Fountain Pens

The Lamy 2000 fountain pen comes in either black Makrolon, which is a lightweight fiberglass material, or the heavier metal, stainless steel version. The pen is designed with a piston fill mechanism and a semi-hooded 14 carat gold, platinum coated nib. On both versions of the pen the front grip section of the pen is made from the brushed stainless steel. They also both have a matching stainless steel, spring loaded clip.

Lamy 2000 Fountain Pen Review

Lamy 2000 Fountain uncapped Pen ReviewThe Lamy 2000 offers a modern streamlined design. It's simplistic design can be quickly overlooked but the pen is made with precision and high tolerance. One example is the piston fill mechanism. At the end of the barrel you can barely see when the seam between the barrel and the knob to fill the pen.

The packaging the pen comes in is simple and basic. It comes in a black cardboard box most Lamy pens arrive in. The box is held closed with a raised Lamy logo that protrudes through a hole in the box lid securing it in place. Nothing too fancy with the packaging just a practical design. Personally I am fine with the basic box but for those who love a nice display box this is not it.

Lamy 2000 Fountain Nib Pen ReviewThe 2000 is the flagship of the Lamy fountain pens and I can now see why. It has quickly become one of my favorite pens. A friend let me borrow their Lamy 2000 and I was immediately hooked. I love the way it writes! The pen has to be one of the smoothest writers I have used. Its 14k gold nib glides over the Rhodia pad I use. The pen is well balanced and feels great in my hand as I write. The stainless steel grip section gives the pen a weighted front end.

The Lamy 2000 is a piston fill fountain pen. There are four small transparent windows around the circumference of the barrel of the pen allowing you to view the ink level within the pen. The pen is machined with close tolerances and you have to look closely to see the seam between the barrel of the pen and the knob that actuates the piston mechanism.

Pros of the Lamy 2000 Fountain Pen
  • 14k gold nib that is super smooth
  • Piston fill mechanism
Cons of the Lamy 2000 Fountain Pen
  • Packaging

Lamy 2000 Fountain Pen Review Conclusion

If you are looking for a fountain pen with a gold nib that is not super expensive this has to be on the list. The nib is super smooth and the pen is made with tight tolerances and great quality. I would highly recommend the Lamy 2000 fountain pen to anyone considering it without hesitation. Great pen!

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Specs of the Lamy 2000 Fountain Pens

Length: 5.500 in.
Posted Length: 6.188 in.
Diameter: 0.500 in.
Weight: 0.800 oz.
Body/Trim: Makrolon/Brushed Stainless Steel
FillType: Piston



Lamy 2000 Reviews from our Customers

See what our customers have to say about the Lamy 2000 Fountain Pens. Don't just take our word for it, read actual customer reviews of the product and see what they think.
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Nib writes vertical line thicker than horizental line, messing up my handwriting. This nib is not for me. returned.

Los Angeles, CA
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Not performing so well. Got EF but it almost writes like a medium. Love the look and feel but rarely use it. Disappointed.

Brooklyn , NY
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I thought this pen was ugly and was a prejudiced naysayer of positive reviews until I tried it and bought the EF from PenChalet. I eat my blotter paper. The Lamy 2000 is a buy it for life classic pen and Lamy should be proud offering it. Yeah, yeah, the nib has a sweet spot but humans adapt plus L2K is an excellent reverse writer. 10/10 for me.

San Francisco, CA
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As I continued to expand my knowledge and collection with fountain pens, I constantly saw this pen making lists as a pen that would last a lifetime. Visually, I found the pen very sleek and modern, so it was quite a shock to discover the design is over fifty years old.
In hand, this pen has become one of my EDCs, it is comfortable to write with and the makrolon body maintains a warmth that has an almost calming effect for me. I cannot recommend this pen enough.

Shelbyville, KY
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This pen is in a museum for a reason - it’s excellent.

I ordered the extra fine makrolon model. The pen is a bit wide for my taste, but it’s serviceable. It’s a wet writer, but is actually pretty tame with Lamy ink. I ended up loading it up with Rohrer und Klingner Salix iron gall ink so that it behaves well on cheap paper. Because the nib is hooded, it stays wet even when left uncapped for 5-10 minutes. The nib is soft and springy, which makes for a great writing experience.

The makrolon finish feels really great. It’s got a nice texture and warmth to it. The pen is very lightweight, but still feels solid. The capping mechanism feels incredibly satisfying. Speaking of the cap, this is a pen that posts beautifully, though you don’t need to post it, which is rarity in the fountain pen space, it seems.

The pen holds a good bit of ink, and the ink window is pretty handy, while still being discrete. The piston knob disappears into the body of the pen - you can’t hardly see the separation line. The same cannot be said, however, for the line demarking the section and body split. It is very apparent, and is a bit of a black mark on lamy’s typical perfect tolerance and bauhaus aesthetic. Honestly, though, other than that, I cannot really find faults with this pen.

Eagan, MN
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A clean and elegant design, this pen writes cleanly and effortlessly, with subtle feedback. The ink flows very well with no hard starts or stuttering. I am loving this pen right now.

Thunder Bay, ON
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I thought this pen was very unremarkable in photos, and never pulled the trigger. At my first pen show I got to hold one, and my opinion changed immediately. I have never seen a photo that does the pen justice. Also, the material feels great in the hand and the gold nib performs really well. In my opinion this pen is a the best gateway from the world of Metropolitans and TWSBIs to gold nibs.

Winters, CA
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A fantastic pen from Pen Chalet. Pen Chalet provides EXCELLENT and QUICK service. I am pretty hard to impress but Pen Chalet is amazing.

Maryville, TN
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I became interested in fountain pens over a year ago and after buying multiple introductory pens I had long been planning to buy a L2k due to its design and reviews. It's is even better then expected. It writes very smooth. The pen is beautiful. As well known, it writes broad - a fine writes like a japenese medium. No sweet spot.

Pen chalet is my new favorite company to buy from. They have the best prices from other retailers. When combined with free shipping they are my new retailer of choice. Packaging was impressive and shipping was <48 hours. Very impressed

Fort thomas, KY
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A classic design and a good fit for any fountain pen collection. An overall excellent value in terms of features.

Wauwatosa, WI
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