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Elegant, functional and practical.,
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This review is from: LAMY 2000 Fine Nib Fountain Pen (Office Product)
I'll not repeat much about the pen's design and history, there are extensive reviews elsewhere online. Instead, a few random jottings.
* this is a very practical fountain pen: the fibreglass finish, sprung clip and large ink reservoir make for a no fuss everyday writing experience. There's no reason why a pen like this shouldn't be usable for decades.
* it's a pen which combines a number of interesting/desirable features in one fountain pen at a reasonable price. Hooded or gold nibs and piston filling are characteristics found usually in pricier pens and the Lamy 2000 combines all three.
* it's much less likely than some other good quality fountain pens to be stolen since, capped and left unattended on a work desk, it could pass for some run of the mill biro or rollerball
* the Fine nib comes up broader then typical, and would easily suit someone looking for a Medium on other pens. It is finer than a TWSBI 540 M or a Pelikan M200 M however. It has some springiness and allows for some lovely line variation, say less then the Noodlers Konrad's flex but much more than a nail like the TWSBI 540.
* Cost varies a lot from full retail at £175 to sub-£100 if you manage to hit the right offer. WHSmiths have it at less than £100 at times, but rarely in stock. I bought mine from Amazon for under £100 and felt I'd done well. The quid pro quo is that you don't get the full Lamy packaging, so depending on the circumstances it might not be suitable as a gift. I flushed the pen before use and there was the mearest whisper of blue ink, this is from the factory testing and is not an indication that the pen is used. I think £175 is a little overpriced, but anywhere under a £100 seems good value for this piece of elegant and functional design history.