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Lamy 2000

Lamy 2000 Review

The Lamy 2000, or Lamy 2k as it is frequently known, is highly regarded amongst pen connoisseurs and widely considered to be an essential part of any respectable pen collection.  To be fair, this model would not still be available on the retail market after over 55 years if wasn’t a good pen.

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Cheap As Chips

What makes a good pen? Well, it isn’t necessarily the price tag. Some of my favourite pens cost me less than £5. My Yongsheng 016, for example, is a lovely little pen. Slim, pretty, metal-bodied, with a surprisingly good fine hooded nib, it is a very good writer for the £2 and some pence that it cost. Of course, at that price, I have no qualms at all about filling it with shimmer or sheen inks. Though just because it was cheap, does not make me value it less or treat it carelessly. Continue reading “Cheap As Chips”


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