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Lamy 2000 Rollerball

Lamy 2000 Rollerball Pen

The Lamy 2000 family is best know for its fountain pen, but it’s sold in a rollerball version as well. The rollerball has very similar styling to the fountain pen, including a cap. The Lamy 2000 mechanical pencil and ballpoint are capless models.

This capped rollerball pen is like buying a more affordable version of the Lamy 2000 fountain pen. It uses the Lamy M63 refill, but can accomodate almost any European rollerball refill or Pilot G2 style gel refill if a small shim is plastic as the back of the pen before the refill is put in place.

The Lamy 2000 rollerball, like the fountain pen, is made primarily of Makralon, a black fiberglass-like material, as well as brushed stainless steel.

The pen has a pressure fit cap which slides on and off the pen without damaging or scratching it. The only interruption to the pens smooth, sleek body are small metal tabs near the grip which were put in place to keep the cap on firmly.

The pen appears to be seamless but it has it can be unscrewed about 1/3 of the way in from the front end. This is how the refill can be replaced.


Interestingly, where the Lamy 2000 ballpoint has both been sold in a number of limited edition versions and some other materials (like stainless steel) have been added to the permanent collection, the rollerball is only sold in the original black Makralon and stainless steel. This follows the pattern of the Lamy 2000 fountain pen, which has only been sold in black Makralon and stainless steel.

Lamy 2000 Rollerball Information

Street Price Check Price
Manufacturer Lamy
Pen Type Rollerball / Gel
Barrel Color Black
Barrel Material Makrolon
Body Diameter (mm)13.0
Grip Color Silver
Grip Material Metal
Grip Diameter (mm)11.0
Country of Origin Germany
MSRP $125
Still Sold Yes
Release Year1966
Similar To
Capped? Retractable?Capped
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)13.7
Length Posted (cm)14.9
Weight (g)24.0