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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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Yet another incredibly smooth writing instrument. Lamy is reliable in delivering a fine writing experience. The 2000 is far lighter in feel than the Dialogue 3. It is not too bulky or too small, falls right in the middle in hand fit.

ASHBURN, VA
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I've been wanting this pen for nearly two years. I actually purchased one from Endless Pens back in June but alas, the tines were messed up. I could have gotten it repaired, but I couldn't deal with emotional stress of... well... anything (2020... that is all I have to say). I should have known better. So I purchased it again from Pen Chalet, an AUTHORIZED RETAILER, so I know I didn't just picked up from a rejected Amazon sale or something. I'm not sure where they source their pens, but Pen Chalet gets them from Lamy. And it shows. This pen writes wet, the piston is smooth, and the overall quality feels premium. I can say none of that about the other one I purchased. Did I pay more? Yes. Was it worth it? Absolutely. Fixing that pen would likely have cost more than just getting this one.

As for comparing this pen to something like a TWSBI 580, the piston is smoother, it looks nicer, writes better, you can completely disassemble it (you can't really break down the TWSBI nib unit, at least not easily), IT POSTS (and comfortably at that), and isn't infamous for cracking. It's also triple the price. Is this triple the pen? No, it's maybe 30% better, but what good are three 580's when I already have a full pen cup?

Now comparing it to it's little sibling, the CP1. The CP1 is my favorite pen. Honestly, it still is. I prefer the CP1 over the L2K. The section is more comfortable to grip, it's cheaper, I don't fear taking it out of the house, and for that matter, it's completely inconspicuous, looking very much like a Pilot V5. It's not as wet as 2k, it doesn't hold as much ink, it isn't as nice to look at, and it isn't as smooth a writer (despite my use of a custom ground nib unit from Dan Smith). Two of those three complaints can be over come by using a wetter ink, the capacity issue by buying two (the CP1 is the only pen I own two of), and the remaining one is a virtue in many ways. With all that said, I'm still glad I got this pen since I don't keep two CP1's in my pen cup (I have two for trips or as a back up in case of loss or damage). One advantage that the 2k does have over the CP1 that can't be overcome is that it is easy to break down. I tend to use inks that can be hard to clean out of pens, so knowing I can easily get at the feed is important to me.

Moving onto two common complaints: the smoothness and the sweet spot. The nib is NOT buttery smooth, but if I wanted buttery smoothness I'd use a plastic stylus on a glass screen and as far as I'm concerned, there is no sweet spot. In fact, this pen has one of the most generous sweet spots among all my pens. It is a medium, but so are most of my pens. And thought I say it isn't buttery smooth, it is still quite smooth and the smoothest of my pens. It is also the most expensive of my pens and only gold nib pen (or pen over $60 for that matter).

So my over all impression is this is a good pen, but at the cost you can buy a TWSBI 580, a Lamy CP1, and a Platinum Procyon, all three of which are very nice pens (though I either can't or don't care for posting any of those).

Charlottesville, VA
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I love my Lamy 2000 Makrolon broad nib. Like all Lamy 2000s it writes so smoothly and it has a little window so you can see when the ink is getting low. Also it's just the right size and weight, lighter than the stainless steel version but still substantial in the hand. The piston fill is so easy to use, as well. One of my top five pens of all time!

Orange Beach, AL
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The timeless 2000.
Not much to say but a must for those starting with their quest for high end FP's

Vancouver, BC
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I love this pen. It's smooth-writing manners are excellent.

Fayetteville, NC
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I've been using the L2k EF for 2 months now. It is my EDC. The section was weird at first, but I got used to it quickly. I use it with Diamine ink, which is relatively dry and allows me to write on crappy paper without bleeding. The L2k also posts comfortably, unlike most other fountain pens I've used. If my L2k broke or got stolen, I would buy another.

Salinas, CA
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Everyone has been talking about the Lamy 2K for so long I had to get one for myself. I choose a medium nib. It's my first piston filler and it was a breeze to use. I like the wide line the medium nib provides very much. It feels so light in my hand. It's truly a classic amongst fountain pens. I'm glad it is part of my collection after all these years. It writes very nicely; however, for me, long writing sessions with this pen doesn't work so well. It can feel like it's dragging rather than skating along the paper. The type of paper makes a big difference that is for sure. Overall, I like this pen very much. I just don't reach for it as often as others.

Cameron Park, CA
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I got the EF, and I think I lucked out with it being a true western EF. The sweet spot that people complain about isn't an issue for me. Those people may be having issues with holding the pen in a consistent manner. Due to the atypical section, I can see that it would be easy to rotate away from the proper angle while writing. I believe that it requires some acclimation for those who find it unnatural.

This pen is my EDC. I carry it in a single pen sleeve, in my pocket. Inked with a Diamine, it's perfect for normal paper too. The sturdy black makrolon body is unassuming, only attracting attention from other fountain pen enthusiasts. I'm never selling this pen.

Salinas, CA
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I love this pen! Balanced and comfortable to hold, it writes VERY wet and VERY smoothly. I find no problem with the infamous "sweet spot." Because it writes so wetly, I may need to find a drier ink (Perle Noire loaded now)for cheap paper; the XF nib remains smooth but leaves a pretty wide line on such as copy paper, etc. On decent paper the nib is perfect; this pen literally feels like it's floating over the page. It's ready to write immediately even after sitting open a few minutes or sitting unused a few days. I have other pens, some more expensive and some less than the 2K, but this is now my favorite. And I highly recommend Pen Chalet--great to work with, marvelous customer service!

Waynesville, NC
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I'm a Lamy fan so my first "next level pen" had to be a 2000. The styling is amazing. Seeing it online doesn't do it justice in the finest details. The makrolon body gives it a unique feel and look and the blind cap is so seamless you won't know it's even there! My only disappointment is that I bought the EF and it's not quite as fine as I would like. That said, this pen writes so smoothly you'll be willing to overlook the line width. I love it.

Henrietta, NY
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