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Why the Lamy 2000 is My EDC Pen — nib & ink

10.02.2016 01:00

```text Matthew Morse: ```

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There’s a reason this pen has been around for half a century. In fact, there are a lot of reasons and they are the same reasons I carry this pen with me nearly everyday. I’m not afraid to throw it in a pants pocket or bag or pen case because I know that it can take a few knocks and perform flawlessly. And it’ll do so all day, everyday.

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```text I could not agree more, my Lamy 2000 was my preferred EDC and pocket pen from I got it, until I started using the Hightower again four or five months ago. ```

TWSBI Eco

09.02.2016 01:00

```text I ordered a TWSBI Eco with the 1.1 Stub Nib, when I ordered a pile of refills for my Midori Travelers Notebook and two bottles of ink. I’ll get back to the Ink, when I have had the time to giving it a proper test; aka using them for a while. ```

```text I went with the black model. ```

```text As always: I’ll do a proper review once I have used the pen for a few weeks. But these are my first impressions: ```

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  • Design: looks like a cheaper version of the more expensive TWSBI models. My only problems with the design is the cap and the part you twist to operate the piston.
  • Feel: It feels great, and I actually like it a little bit better than the 580AL; the grip section is much more comfortable.
  • Nib: I love the stub nib. This might be a new rabbit hole for me.
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    ```text I think this is the best value pen I have ever bought. It isn’t something I would recommend for a beginner as their first pen. But it could be a very good second pen, as long as the person isn’t scared of buying a bottle of ink. ```

    ```text When I think about it, I might go as far as I would rather get three of these than the 580. But I’ll get back into that when I writer a proper review. ```

    Bic Cristal Ballpoint Pen Review — Pen Addict

    01.02.2016 01:00

    ```text Brad Dowdy: ```

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    The fact is, this is a good pen, if not a great one. Released to the public in 1950, it has had a 65-plus year run and shows no signs of slowing down. The design is revered too, with its clear hex-barrel being featured in the Museum of Modern Art. A design classic that has stood the test of time? Sign me up.

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    ```text I have spent many hours writing with stolen Bic Cristal pens over the years. I’m not a fan of this pen, I don’t like how it writes and the ergonomics, but it is without doubt a well designed pen. And I miss the days when this was the standard in all supply cabinets, instead of the horrible pens many of the places I have worked that last five years buy. ```

    Ink Review

    01.02.2016 01:00

    ```text The Gentleman Stationer: ```

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    One of my favorite things about Iroshizuku is the name that Pilot/Namiki gives each ink.  Though only the Japanese name appears on the bottle, most stores also provide the English translation (which I assume is accurate and comes directly from Pilot).  Tsuki-Yo translates to “Moonlight.”  The ink, when wet, appears as a rich blue-black, but when it dries fades somewhat to a dark teal, and hints of blue-green emerge.  On certain papers, and when you are writing with a wet nib, you get some pretty good red sheen.

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    ```text I’ve had this ink on the top of my ink wish list for a while, together with one of the green Iroshizuku inks. This ink is the first blue ink where I think: damn, I want that. ```

    Midori Traveler’s Notebook

    01.02.2016 01:00

    ```text A Better Desk: ```

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    Fountain pens are built to last. They may run out of ink, but they can be refilled over and over again. The same thing can’t be said for notebooks. Pages are filled with everything from beautiful prose to grocery lists, and the tears and scratches that mar the covers are reminders of the journey. Once these books are their most worn and beautiful, we chuck them out or put them on a shelf to collect dust. I’ve been longing for a notebook that could acquire these beautiful signs of age while lasting as long as a good pen.

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    ```text You should, if you haven’t already, read this brilliant & elegant post about the Midori Travelers Notebook. ```

    My review of the Pilot Metropolitan

    01.02.2016 01:00

    ```text I got my Pilot Metropolitan almost three years ago. And I still use it more or less every week. There are two popular beginner fountain pens the Pilot Metropolitan and the Lamy Safari. My personal opinion is that the Pilot is better because it looks far better and the Lamy Safari has a moulded grip section which makes it very difficult to use for left handed people, like myself. ```

    ```text The great thing about the pen is that you have a wide variety of colours and two different nibs: medium and fine. Most people can find something they like. You can get the pen for around $15 and a converter for it is another $5. You get a lot of pen for the money. ```

    ```text It is a very well designed pen, there is one exception, I’ll get to that in a while, and it looks like a lot more expensive than $15. ```

    ```text I have two minor issues with the pen. My two other fountain pens have piston fillers and have a large ink capacity. So I might be a little bit spoiled. But I find the ink capacity of the converter for this pen to be way too small. My test is to see if I can get through a day with it or not. Either at work or while studying. Which means around 10 A4 pages. ```

    ```text The Pilot Metropolitan can get me through half a day. ```

    ```text The other “thing” about this pen is that there is a uncomfortable and sharp edge between the grip section and the pen body. It can get a little bit annoying during long writing sessions. ```

    ```text I still think it is a great pen. The solid casing and how tight the cap sits makes it a great pocket pen. My only problem with it is the ink capacity, so my advice is to either have two of them or to use cartridges, if you also think the ink capacity is too low. ```

    Negotiations — Pen Addict

    01.02.2016 01:00

    ```text Jon Bemis: ```

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    I was tickled. To think that my multi-colored chicken scratch had legal standing was almost too funny to comprehend. The likelihood that my notes would ever end up in a courtroom was slim to none, but I was delighted nonetheless that my indulgent hobby could one day be entered into evidence.

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    Notebook Stories

    01.02.2016 01:00

    ```text Notebook Stories: ```

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    It’s hard to imagine a world without David Bowie…

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    The Gentleman Stationer

    01.02.2016 01:00

    ```text The Gentleman Stationer: ```

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    When most people think of Lamy’s gold nibs, they think of the Lamy 2000, another personal favorite of mine.  Lamy’s “standard” 14K nibs are often–and, in my opinion, unjustifiably–overlooked.  The extra-fine nib on my Lamy Studio is relatively wide for an extra-fine nib, and writes more like a “fine” from most other brands.   The nib is, however, springy and smooth.  It’s also slightly stubbish, in that it offers a touch of line variation and gives my writing an italic look and feel. To me, Lamy’s interchangeable stainless steel nibs offer good quality and exceptional value in entry-level pens, but this 14K gold nib has frankly blown me away.  At around $150, both the Lamy 2000 and the Studio make great options for a “first gold-nibbed pen,” though I must say, I prefer the Studio’s extra-fine to the extra-fine on my Lamy 2000.  I suspect it’s because the lack of a hood on the Studio gives the nib the additional springiness, making it very pleasant to write with.

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    ```text Another Lamy pen made it to my pen wish list. I haven’t tried one, but this is a good option, if you either don’t like the hooded nib on the 2000, or don’t want a piston filler. ```

    Review

    28.01.2016 01:00

    ```text I initially wrote my first impressions, not long after I got this pen. And now I feel more comfortable writing a proper review now that I have used it for a few weeks. ```

    ```text I write a lot during the day, I manage all of my tasks in Field Notes, I manage high level tasks and meetings in my Hobonichi Planner and I write long form in my Midori Travelers Notebook. And when it comes down to it, I put pens in two different categories: the pens I enjoy using for long writing sessions, and the pens that are good for writing a short line here and there. This pen falls in the former category. ```

    ```text You get a lot of pen for the money with the 580AL. I love the you have to unscrew the cap, and it makes it a excellent pen to have in the pen holder for the Midori Travelers Notebook(it drives me nuts that I always uncap my Lamy 2000 when I try to get it out of it). It holds a lot of ink, and the writing experience is very good for the price. ```

    ```text But, it isn’t perfect. The grip section is a little bit slippery, and it took a few days to get used to it. This is a area where they can and should improve on in the future. And I have also experienced that the screw that pulls the piston up and down some times slips; where I have to screw it all the way down before I can pull it up again. The pens usually starts writing straight away without any issue, no matter if it lays flat or standing up; unless it is almost empty. ```

    ```text It is a very nice upgrade if you are coming from either a Pilot Metropolitan or a Lamy Safari; the Lamy nib might be a little bit smother. And it is a very cool, and unique extra pen for your arsenal. ```