Lamy 2000

Ok, classic pen time! So, what is there to say about this pen? Well, if you don’t have one already or if you haven’t had one in the past, you probably will / should at some point. I don’t adore the pen but I think I get the draw.

What is it? Well, it’s an iconic piston filler with a 60’s design. It has a semi-hooded 14k rhodium plated nib, brushed steel accents and a brushed Makrolon fibreglass body and cap. The material is really interesting–like soft-touch plastic if that makes any sense? It’s really cool anyway.

The clip is spring loaded brushed stainless steel and has a nice chunky look. The whole pen is a cigar or torpedo shape and very classic looking. I think te pen has a permanent spot in the Museum of Modern Art and is a typical example of Bauhaus design that is truly timeless. It’s both classic and ultra modern.

Good thing it’s a piston filler because I went with a BB nib and it’s a real gusher–serious nibbage. In North America you can only usually find this with an EF, F, M or B nib but if you, like I did, get it from Europe you can also get it in OM, OB, OBB and BB. 🙂 The generous ink capacity is very handy for the nib I chose. I also like how the section can unscrew and you can easily grease the piston. A very user-serviceable pen. I like!

It’s a snap cap with these little funny ear things that the cap grips on to. They break up the smooth shape but not too much. The ink window is very small and discreet–it’s just barely big enough to be useful.

It can post but like almost all my pens I’d rather not. The seam between the filler knob and the body is difficult to detect and adds to the clean lines of the pen. It’s great for long writing sessions and very affordable. If you want to get your first gold nibbed pen this is probably a good choice.

That’s about it. Do you have one? How do you like it? Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Franz D

    Awesome review as usual Gerald! The Lamy 2000 is just a great pen.

    I have to look into getting a BB nibbed version soon. =)

    1. Gerald Taylor (Post author)

      Hey thanks Franz. Yup it’s a fun nib size. Maybe get BB on the all-stainless one? 🙂

  2. Pentulant

    I looooove this pen! Thank you for telling me about the BB. It’s great with fun shading inks.

    Do you save all of your boxes and bags from pens? 🙂

    1. Gerald Taylor (Post author)

      My pleasure! I keep most of them in a Tupperware container under my bed. 🙂

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