Lamy 2000 Ballpoint Pen

The Lamy 2000 ballpoint pen is a luxury pen costing roughly $50 that has served me quite well. It comes as a ballpoint pen, a multi pen, a fountain pen, a mechanical pencil, and a rollerball. Made of Stainless Steel and Polycarbonate, this pen is incredibly light for its size, and the brushed feature feels incredible in the hand. Lamy describes this pen perfectly: “A modern classic.” The Lamy 2000 has been in the market since the mid 20th century, yet it is still one of the sleekest and most modern pens out there. The pen is equipped with a button mechanism. Some like the twist mechanism better, as it feels more expensive, but this button is clearly well made and is very smooth. To unscrew the pen and refill it, you have to unscrew the pen into almost two halves. There is a very clear line where the pen turns from a black Polycarbonate material into stainless steel near the tip of the pen (see the picture below), but the pen does not unscrew there. It unscrews about one inch above that line, which is unusual yet intriguing. The only downside that I found was the clip. The clip moves around in its socket, and I am not sure if this is intended or not, but it feels cheap. Another clip dilemma is that the edges of the clip are very sharp, so if you hold the pen in your hand and allow the clip to rest in between your thumb and index finger, it is very uncomfortable. Other than that, this pen is great. I give it four stars, and it is a nice addition to my collection.

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11 thoughts on “Lamy 2000 Ballpoint Pen

    • Thank you! I will look into and post some more reviews soon. (I haven’t had a good pen to review in a while.) I found the review on the Porsche Shaker pen very interesting.I will also try to follow your blog.


  1. Hello Will , I just went through your blog. Pen world pointed out you are doing a great job. Amazing thing you are doing here ! Keep inspiring people. I’ll keep an eye on your blog it is very refreshing. Cath, Belgium.


    • Thank you! I am just starting to blog about wood pencils, and I recommend looking at some of those posts. They are very interesting writing instruments, different from all the others. I’m sorry that I couldn’t get back to you earlier.


  2. Terrific review. I read about you in Pen World. I have read many reviews on the Lamy 2000 and you described several unique points. Well done. I am now following you. I hope you continue to blog.

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    • drkensol,

      If you get this message, I would like to notify you that the domain name of my blog has changed to Since this has caused some technical difficulties, it would be positive if you were aware of this change. Thank you, and thanks for following!
      Sincerely, Will


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