Lamy 2000 Ballpoint Pen Review
What is it? The ballpoint partner to my favorite fountain pen, the Lamy 2000
Notes: I’ve been between picking up the Lamy 2000 ballpoint and the unique multipen for a while. I opted for the ballpoint, mostly because of the D1 refills that the multipen takes. They’re really small and I didn’t want to have to deal with constantly changing out empty cartridges. The L2k ballpoint is a simple pen that matches the rest of the 2000 line – stainless steel and makrolon.
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The L2k ballpoint writes reasonably well, but it takes a proprietary refill. This is kind of annoying, as I will have to go out of my way to order a new one when this runs out. Monteverde makes refills for this pen, and I snagged a pack of those along with my order. The pen is on the shorter side and it’s quite light. The knock has a nice feel to it, the clip works well, and the tip of the pen tapers off to a nice point so you can easily see what you’re writing.
I like the pen just fine, but there a few things that may be a deal breaker for some:
- Proprietary refills – this means there’s not as many color options or ink types to choose from
- Price – at ~$60 there are SO many options out there for a solid pen. You’re not getting much out of this pen (other than design) than a Parker Jotter
If you’re as big a fan of the Lamy 2000 fountain pen as I am, then you’d appreciate the ballpoint for its matching aesthetic. If you’re just looking for a really nice ballpoint pen, there are plenty of better options at a much lower price point. If this pen was around $40, I’d be much more likely to recommend it. The construction is great, the design is clean and appealing, but it’s just a little too much money for what it is.
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2 thoughts on “Lamy 2000 Ballpoint Pen Review”
Front of clip absurdly sharp…Can rip clothing.
Knock is rough, gritty.
Does not write as dark and smoothly as competttion.
Love Makrolon but stainless parts crude.
Also, brushed metal finishing extremely crude.