Lamy 2000

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Lamy 2000
Also called: 2000
Manufacturer: Lamy
Pen Type: Fountain Pen

Ballpoint

Rollerball

Mechanical Pencil

First released: 1966
Discontinued: Still available
Made in : Germany


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The Lamy 2000 was designed by Gerd Alfred Müller and the fountain pen was released in 1966, followed by the ball point pen in 1968 and the mechanical pencil in 1970. It remains in production today. The 2000 was innovative in its day for its use of a special fiberglass resin produced by Bayer, Makrolon, for the body of the pen.

The fountain pen version of the 2000 is the only Lamy fountain pen that is a piston fill pen, so thus only takes bottled ink. There is also a mechanical pencil, a ballpoint pen and a four-color ballpoint pen.

Special Editions[edit]

Over the years there were several special editions:

30 Jahre Lamy (1996)[edit]

The 30 Jahre Lamy (30 years Lamy) edition from 1996, featured a body made from grenadill wood with silver plated trim. [1] 10,000 ballpoint pens of this edition were made. [2]

2000 Edition (2000)[edit]

A commemorative fountain pen version was produced for the new millennium called the Edition 2000, which features an inverse design of the original: a stainless steel body with Makrolon ring and polished clip. [3]

Keramik (2006)[edit]

In 2006 a Keramik or ceramicon edition of the Lamy 200 was being sold. 7,500 ballpoint pens of this edition were manufactured. [4]

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Titanium (2009)[edit]

This edition of the Lamy 2000 is made of solid titanium and was released in September 2009. [5]

Red (2013)[edit]

The Red edition of the Lamy 2000 is a pen set customised by Sir Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson. It sold for US$25,000 at the (RED) charity auction on 23 November 2013. The set includes the LAMY 2000 fountain pen, ballpoint pen, mechanical pencil, rollerball and four-colour ballpoint pen. [6]

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Black Amber 50th Anniversary (2016)[edit]

2016 celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Lamy 2000, and with it a special edition of the 2000. Based on the Stainless Steel 2000, this was a new color for the stainless steel 2000. Available as a Ballpoint, Rollerball or Fountain Pen, with a Lamy 50th engraving to denote the special edition.

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Taxus[edit]

The ballpoint pen of the Taxus edition of the Lamy 2000 is made of golden-yellow yew wood. [7] It is a special edition, but not a limited edition of the Lamy 2000.

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Blackwood[edit]

The ballpoint pen of the Blackwood edition of the Lamy 2000 is made of grenadilla, or African blackwood. [8] It is a special edition, but not a limited edition of the Lamy 2000.

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Metal[edit]

The metal edition of the Lamy 2000 features a fountain pen made of stainless steel. [9] It is a special edition, but not a limited edition of the Lamy 2000. Fountain pen, ballpoint pen, mechanical pencil and roller ball are available as part of the Lamy 2000 metal edition.

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References and Notes[edit]

  1. Vintage Fontain Pens 30 Jahre Lamy, accessed 29 March 2016
  2. Vintage Fontain Pens 30 Jahre Lamy, accessed 29 March 2016
  3. Penspotters Lamy 2000, accessed 29 March 2016
  4. Papilando, accessed 29 March 2016
  5. Lamy web site, accessed 29 March 2016
  6. Lamy web site, accessed 29 March 2016
  7. Lamy web site, accessed 29 March 2016
  8. Lamy web site, accessed 29 March 2016
  9. Lamy web site, accessed 29 March 2016