LAMY 2000 Stainless Steel Fountain Pensearch

LAMY 2000 Stainless Steel Fountain Pen

LAMY 2000 Stainless Steel Fountain Pen

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Man I wish the Makrolon version would drop again. I doubt it will
Makralon is NOT plastic. It is a resin-infused fiberglass composite, a sophisticated, attractive material. Once again, Massdrop demonstrates it does know what it's talking about.
Jacobus57
Massdrop has many shortcomings, but even the company that created and registered the name as a trademark considers Makrolon a plastic:
https://www.plastics.covestro.com/en/Products/Makrolon
PengyMcPenguin
You are 100% right, from an industrial chemistry perspective. But when the average bear hears "plastic," they think of cheap, low-impact styrene or the like. The dismissive tone of the Massdrop description, which made it sound like Makrolon is crap, was what I was targeting. I doubt their copywriter has a clue. That said, I really appreciate the clarification and detail you provided!!
Having tried both the stainless steel and Makrolon versions, I'd say I actually prefer the Makrolon. In my hand it feels better weighted, especially when posted. Having an ink window is also genuinely useful.
Cosmetically, I also think the contrast between the brushed steel section and textured Makrolon is more interesting.
Historically, if I'm not wrong this may have been the first time a FP incorporated fiberglass in its construction, which made the Lamy 2000 ultra futuristic when it launched (and even now).
Can you show an example of what the different Nib widths write like?
Was wondering why in the world would a stainless steel nib cost that much- until I saw "platinum... 14K gold" O_O
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Massdrop is grey market too unless it says the warranty will apply.
TomaCzar
I got the medium nib version from amazon when it was about $160. Now I'm not sure I made a good choice. The M nib makes everything I write pretty hard to read. Despite being fairly wide (at least to me), the 2000 also writes wet. It /feels/ wonderful when writing, but I guess I write too small.
I have a Lamy Studio with a steel EF nib and I much prefer reading my writing with it, even though I like writing with the 2000 more (not to say the studio isn't very comfortable, just not quite as fun to write with as the 2000). One of these days I'm going to try to get Lamy to swap the nibs for me.
It says 160 on Amazo. Did I miss something?
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thyrabit
The carbon fiber version is significantly cheaper. This is the metal version.
planetjerm
It's NOT carbon fiber. It is resin-infused fiberglass composite.
I bought the Makrolon on a previous drop, and it’s one of my favorite pens. Although the gold nib doesn’t have as much spring as other gold nibs in my collection, (it’s the construction,) I thoroughly enjoy writing with this pen because of its smoothness, and the slight amount of spring gives me just the right amount of control for my writing style. Highly recommended!
Its a bit pricey compared to market. I saw Penheaven website selling it for 156 pounds translates to approximately $215 and will be delivered in one week typically. Considering the delivery time Massdrop takes, I wonder is this even a deal at all!!!!!!!!!!
SivaB
Sounds like you were looking at the rollerball, not the fountain pen... They list this at £238.50, which is around $325. https://www.penheaven.co.uk/lamy-2000-brushed-steel-fountain-pen
siggy226
I guess I was looking at the black one for 156. the price they keep on the website is for UK. you need to select US shipping then they will take off VAT.
Bauhaus-founder? I don't think so.
Braxfield
Herr Gropius would be rolling in his grave if he found out.
I've had this beauty for over a year now, but I don't use it as much as the Makrolon version. Fine nib on SS and EF on Makrolon, but I don't notice that much of a difference with the way I write. The problem is the cap. In the Makrolon version, the cap is held by the little metal ears with pretty much an ideal pressure. On the SS model, the cap seems to be too heavy and the grip just isn't as good. The cap on the SS pen also comes loose when I post it, which bothers me as the Lamy 2K is a shortish pen for my hands and I need it posted for the right feel. I don't have that problem with the Makrolon version.
I sent my pen to Lamy and paid for service and they switched the cap for one that has a slightly better grip than the one my pen included, but it still doesn't offer the same reliable experience that the Makrolon pen does. Of course, I did have to send the Makrolon pen to Lamy for service once after 2 years of use because the body cracked. Comparsed to that, a cap with a less than ideal fit is not much of a problem!
Regardless, the Lamy 2K is my favorite pen in my collection and though I prefer the Makrolon version, the SS one is still a beauty of a writing instrument and I don't regret buying it!
Great pen! Well balanced and a good weight considering the all-metal construction. The clip isn’t quite up to the task, so don’t bend over too far. OTOH, it can withstand the drop. Excellent, smooth nib, well made (as you’d expect from a German pen) - a total winner!
Please bring this back!
Quote from description: “To ensure that you maintain solid grip and give a slight accent, the front section is made entirely of stainless steel, as is the spring-loaded pocket clip.“
If the front section and pocket clip are specifically called out as being made of stainless steel, does that mean the rest of the pen is not SS? Or is this just a copy/paste from the Makrolon Lamy 2000 description?
Yomri
Likely just a copy and paste from the Makrolon version. This version is entirely SS.
The pen from the previous drop haven't been shipped, does anybody have the same problem as I do?
Stupiditus
Transaction still says projected ship date is 17 OCT.
No question about it, this is an outstanding pen. The Lamy 14K gold nib caresses the paper just right, laying down a perfect line. Personal preferences: I go for the Makrolon body. Somehow it feels just right to me, but for those who prefer the stainless body, de gustibus...
Quantities are limited to 20 units?
DropCaps
Yeah, that surprises me as well. I was thinking of joining this drop, but if it's limited to 20 and 25 are purchased...
Oh... I just checked and the only ones left are broad nibs, so I'll pass. My writing is too small for a broad nib.
DropCaps
Sorry about that typo, it should have been 30 units, which is what we have for this drop.
Is this still limited to the US? I was able to join the drop despite me being outside the US. Just wanted to double check.
ge.generation
Nope. :)
Liz
If that's the case, probably need to update the information, still says it's limited to the US. Thanks for bringing the Lamy 2000 internationally!
I have the regular Lamy 2000 and one problem I have with it is that the piston is too easy to twist, up to a certain point. By that I mean, sometimes it'll twist itself up while in my pocket or while I'm writing and my finger brushes past it in the right motion. It's only about two twists and then it stiffens up and requires actual force to move the piston, but I feel like it really shouldn't be twisting that easily. Kinda ruins the entire seamless integration of the piston into the body. Does this happen to anyone else or did I just get the short end of the stick?
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TanvirK175
I have had this happen to one of my Lamy 2000. the problem is the little white piece that's at the tip of the plunger. You can unscrew the twist mechanism at the back of the pen to see what I'm getting at. I just sanded it down so that it was flush and that worked like a charm.
crabbyapple
Thanks, I'll check this out when I get home.
I was just scrolling along but wow is this thing going to be hard to write with. And good luck if your fingers get slippery.
ikhan
Actually, it shouldn't be really hard. The regular version has the same stainless steel grip, but the body is Makrolon fiberglass. Never had problems writing with it, even when my hands start sweating.
MorePie
Ah alright, thats a surprise. It just looks impossible from the pictures.
I have to be fair this is a really good deal for this pen, I often criticise the prices on Massdrop but this is probably a good 10% below the best deal elsewhere. It's a shame I don't have spare funds at this particular time, I've already spend my pen budget for this and next month, it is one pen I long to add to my collection. Maybe, if someone were to provide a sample, I could write a good review. Ah but that's not likely to happen - shame! Honestly if you are thinking about buying a Lamy 2000, I doubt if you will do better.
So I asked about the missing optional Leather Sleeve, and instead of replying to me or saying anything, Massdrop just removed it form the description...
browncore
Sorry about that, @browncore. We ran out of inventory prior to the drop being launched and failed to remove it from the description beforehand. Thanks for flagging this.
Liz
Thank you for the the reply and conformation.
Might've joined the Drop...but since there aren't any more EF Nib units available...so much for that. If someone from MassDrop is watching.....you know how to reach me....
Marcelo
marcelol
So no one cares about responding to this??? Really?
marcelol
No more EF nibs are available for this drop, unfortunately.
Would get this if BB were an option.
When I have disposable income... I will come for you. *places hand on the glass*
I have been eyeing this pen for some time. It's on my top 5 wishlist just above the Pilot Vanishing Point. The price is outstanding. Unfortunately my wallet is not. Hoping for a miracle that would allow me to take advantage of this drop. Fingers crossed!
Only 20 out of 75 have been sold, yet all nib options except broad are sold out?
And where is the option for the leather pen sleeve?!
browncore
You know....I was asking the SAME thing myself....where the H_LL are all these supposed Medium and Broad nib people ??? Most folks who's be going for a pen of this sort ARE NOT looking to write with a Medium or Broad nib.
marcelol
I am a broad nib person. Just not a broad nib person with $200 to spend on this pen. If I spring for the makrolon version here, you can be sure I will select the B nib.
What are the return options on this if the clip drives you nuts? Or for that matter....replacement?
again with limited shipping... i am starting to seriously consider complete disinterest in this space... become just ridiculous - last three drops i was interested in where all solely for the US Market...
melmif
As mentioned on several occasions on this site, there are forwarding services that will ship the item to you from the US. Since domestic shipping is free for this drop, the shipping cost would probably be the same had it been directly shipped to you. At this price, even with the fee the service charges you, you might still come out ahead. Anyone in the international merchandising business will know that negotiating a blanket worldwide deal for an internationally distributed product is very difficult, because you would essentially be cutting out all the regional distributors and dealers.
Perhaps MD can negotiate with one of these forwarders for discounted service?
It would be great for MD to negotiate drops at the international level, but what I hope for is that MD will work hard on improving their logistics and make the shopping experience match that from the best e-commerce sites.
melmif
This restriction might've been imposed by Lamy themselves. I'm not from the US but have bought a Lamy pen from Massdrop 3/4 years ago. Probably due to Lamy's policies.
I bought the pen with the Makrolon finish a few weeks ago through Massdrop, and it's truly a magnificent device. I have the EF nib, and yes, the German nibs are generally wider than the Japanese nibs. Because of the way the nib is set in the pen, there isn't as much spring as you might expect from a gold nib, but all that notwithstanding, you would be hard put to find a pen that writes better. The Bauhaus styling attracts attention whenever I pull it out of my pocket, and, as I mentioned before, it writes like a dream. BTW, a personal note: I prefer the Makrolon finish.
To our friends in Europe and Canada, I would imagine that the VAT and GST make it impossible to ship to these countries. The paperwork involved would be a chore, and you would be on an entirely different pricing schedule, particularly in Germany, the country of manufacture.
ravkesef
The consensus seems to be that the weight and texture of the Makrolon finish original is superior to the SS version. I do have the Makrolon version in F, but wonder if at this price if it's worth getting an EF...
I also don't want to end up hating it and not use the SS one though...the feel of the Makrolon L2K is perfect.