Monday, May 22, 2017

Lamy 2000 Gift Set

Guess what? I had a birthday recently and I was very surprised to have received this Lamy 2000 gift set. As a fountain pen enthusiast, the Lamy 2000 is well known and is a must have staple for any collection. I know the Lamy 2000 has been reviewed to death but what is one more?

Here it is.

The gift set comes in this rather large box, which is quite nice, and includes a 50mL bottle of Lamy Blue Black.

I have considered buying this pen for quite some time but there was just something about how plain it looks when capped. It just looks like a plain ol' felt tip marker pen on the outside. 

But, when you uncap this baby, it becomes much more. 

The pen is made from a fiberglass based resin called Makrolon and it has a very aesthetically pleasing tactile quality. The section is round, slick and the nib is the star. This semi-hooded nib is 18kt gold with Rhodium plating and is so butter smooth. Writing with this pen is so effortless. 

Germany is known for being an engineering powerhouse. The Lamy 2000 is a great example of this as this pen is a piston style filler and the blind cap is super hard to see the seam on. The tolerance is that high. I find that to be amazing and it really is the little things that make me smile.

See it?

There it is, it just needs a turn.

I have fallen for this pen and now I understand why this pen has been adored for so many years. The ink, however, I am not so fond of.

This is my first Lamy ink and I must say I am not overly impressed. Yes, it behaves well on paper and the flow is fine. A Blue Black, in my mind, should be a nice dark ink with some dark blue undertones. This ink will flow onto the paper nice and dark but dries to a pale bluish color that I do not find appealing.

This is not a blue black color, in my opinion. I really cannot complain as the ink was free with the gift set and I was happy to have it included so I could write with this pen immediately upon receipt. 

All in all, this is a lovely gift set and if you have not tried a Lamy 2000, please do. Yeah, it has some negative press about a narrow "sweet spot" when writing and blah blah blah...I have had no issues with the performance of this pen just oodles of writing with a big smile on my face. Bob the cat likes it too!

This review is based off of my experience and opinion. I do not represent Lamy in any fashion nor am I being compensated in any way.

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