It will probably come as a surprise to discover that, up until recently, I did not own any model of Lamy 2000. While I own many different models of Lamy fountain pens, including the Lamy Scala with a gold nib, I don’t own any of Lamy’s rollerball or ballpoint pens. So, I decided to break with tradition and purchase the Lamy 2000 (in the less common but still striking) multipen (€75).
The Lamy 2000 multipen is available in the sleek macrolon material which is tactile and warm in the hand with brushed steel accents. There is an almost-invisible seam where the refills are inserted. It’s actually easier to see the seam in the photo above than it is to see it in person. This invisible seam maintains the smooth, clean lines of the fountain pen.
Around the cap, just below the clip are demarcations of color, indicating the various refill colors: red, blue and green. The clip itself is the indication for black. The pen works by weight. Turn the pen so that the color you desire is facing upwards (towards you), then click the button on the top and that refill will be dispensed. Press the button again to retract the refill.
It’s really quite ingenious.
When the pen ships, it comes with Lamy’s M21 ballpoint refills. These refills are actually standard D1 refills which means its easy to swap out the refills for any D1 refills that meet your preference. I simply swapped out the same colors for Zebra Gel Refills in 0.4mm size so that the colors would align.
What could be better than a classic pen with the perfect refills? That’s what I thought too.
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