The Lamy 2000 fountain pen is a true icon. It’s one of the most popular gold nib fountain pens sold today and it’s been a top choice of discerning fountain pen users since its release in 1966.
The Lamy 2000 has been sold in a few different styles and limited editions, but the standard 2000 is sold in black Makrolon (model L01), a type of fiberglass reinforced plastic. It’s sold in a stainless steel version as well (model L02), which is a good deal heavier than the original Makrolon material.
All models of the Lamy 2000 has piston-filled fountain pens, so they do not work with a cartridge or converter.
Lamy 2000 Nib
The pen uses a 14K gold nib that has a partially hooded design, which is to say that part of the nib is exposed and can be seen while part of the nib is hidden from view. If has a cap that can be posted on the pen, though posting is not recommended with the stainless steel version. The nib is sold in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Oblique Medium Oblique Broad, and Oblique Double Broad sizes.
Lamy 2000 Styles
The 50+ year history of the Lamy 2000 fountain pen means that talking about the pens history is not always very clear. For example, the standard black Makrolon fountain pen has been made continuously since 1966 but Lamy 2000s made in 2019 have a number of improvements over old models. New models are much less prone to cracking (completely in half!) and has improved piston mechanisms.
- Lamy 2000 – Standard model, black Makrolon
- Lamy Edition 2000 – Stainless steel version released in the year 2000 as the millennium edition
- Lamy 2000 stainless steel – Similar to the year 2000 model, but newly released in 2012
Lamy 2000 Fountain Pen Information
|Street Price||Check Price|
|Pen Type||Fountain Pen | Piston (built-in)|
|Body Diameter (mm)||16 mm|
|Grip Material||Brushed Stainless Steel|
|Grip Diameter (mm)||7.6 mm|
|Country of Origin||Germany|
|Length Capped / Retracted (cm)||13.9 cm|
|Length Posted (cm)||15.5 cm|
|Length Uncapped (cm)||14.0 cm|
|Weight (g)||26 grams|
|Nib Material||14K Gold (Platinum-coated)|
|Nib Sizes||EF, M, B, OM, OB, OBB|