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Topic   Lamy 2000 Fine nib Fountain Pen

Reticent
Bronze Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
7-Mar-2018(#1)
I have a Lamy 2000 Fine nib Fountain Pen that I am selling. It's about 6 months old, in great condition. Below is a link to the item on Amazon. Looking for $110 shipped. Pictures available upon request.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
wp
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* 7-Mar-2018(#2)
Are pens like these, the equivelant of those really really expensive HDMI cables where cheap $5 cables work just as the same?
Why do people need $150 pens?

Sorry, just trying to understand as to the why.
Reticent
Bronze Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 7-Mar-2018(#3)
If by "work just the same" you mean it puts ink on paper, then yes. But I wouldn't compare it to those cables. A nice fountain pen feels completely different than a normal pen. It has a nice weight in the hand, writes incredibly smoothly, never clogs or skips, is refillable, lasts forever, looks great, can use different types/colors of ink/nibs, etc. I think a more apt comparison would be shoes. Yes, you can buy a $20 pair of shoes, and they will still cover your feet, but they don't feel the same, last as long, or look as good as spending a little more money.

To each their own, though. Maybe I'm just a pretentious prick. cool smile I like nice pens, and this is not the only one I own. I thought I would list it here to see if anyone was interested so I could get another trade under my belt. Based on the negative score on the post, it seems not. I will give it a day or two more. After that I'll put it on ebay and very likely get more than I'm asking here.

If anyone does want to try a fountain pen and see for themselves, but doesn't want to drop a ton of money, try a Pilot Metropolitan. You can get them for $10-15 on Amazon, and they are very good for their price.
wp
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7-Mar-2018(#4)
Ah I see. Great explanation!
Thanks, I get it now.
spotandclaw
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 1 Review
7-Mar-2018(#5)
wp wrote:
> Are pens like these, the equivelant of those really really expensive HDMI cables
> where cheap $5 cables work just as the same?

Fountain pens in general aren't that cheap (low end is $10-$30), and the price difference is generally about the nib. Cheap ones are often stainless steel for people who are new to fountain pens, vs this pen, which has a gold nib and will be less "scratchy."

I agree I couldn't justify spending $100+ on a pen, but this is a good price for what is being sold.
tonymack21
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7-Mar-2018(#6)
definitely, if you were looking for one of these jallen's price is quite good.



SirConnery
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8-Mar-2018(#7)
I could write my memoirs with this fine piece of craftsmanship but there's not nearly enough ink.
ThirdeYe
Bronze Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 12 Reviews
8-Mar-2018(#8)
I can vouch that these are nice pens. I used to have one in fine but I traded it for one in broad. Very durable and comfortable.
citizen_zane
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8-Mar-2018(#9)
This may seem like a ridiculous question to some, but are these types of pens suitable for lefties? I've always been a little apprehensive about such pens. I think that the way in which I hold pens (I've got that lefty hook) may possibly disrupt the flow of ink. However, a bigger worry is the smearing of the ink. I'm afraid that it won't dry fast enough for me not to smear it all over the place.
Reticent
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8-Mar-2018(#10)
I'm not a lefty, but I don't think you would have a problem with ink flow, as long as you are not the type to put a ton of pressure on the nib when writing. As far as smearing, do you tend to smudge the ink now when you write with your current pens? If so it might be an issue. I think ideally you would use a fine or extra fine nib to limit the amount of ink being laid down. There are also faster drying inks that would help. I would recommend trying before you buy anything expensive. As I mentioned in my previous post, the Pilot Metropolitan is a very solid first fountain pen that is less than $20. Lamy and Noodlers ink both tend to dry very quickly and are available relatively inexpensively in a variety of colors.
benstylus
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9-Mar-2018(#11)
citizen_zane wrote:
> This may seem like a ridiculous question to some, but are these types of pens suitable
> for lefties? I've always been a little apprehensive about such pens. I think that
> the way in which I hold pens (I've got that lefty hook) may possibly disrupt the
> flow of ink. However, a bigger worry is the smearing of the ink. I'm afraid that
> it won't dry fast enough for me not to smear it all over the place.

Drying time is less a function of the pen, and more about which ink you use (and to some extent, what paper you use).

If I were into fountain pens, I'd probably be all over this. If anything this thread has inspired me to try them out, but $100+ is a bit much for a pen I'm not sure I'll like. I'll probably try one of the cheaper pens first to by a feel for it.

Honestly, though, I'm even more interested in trying out a dip pen. Maybe I'll eventually do both...

Topic   Lamy 2000 Fine nib Fountain Pen