I first became acquainted with the Lamy 2000 ballpoint while reading The Gentleman Stationer’s review in October of 2015. A few months later, I was looking for a new ballpoint pen for work and the Lamy 2000 ballpoint fit the bill. I’ve always enjoyed the Lamy 2000 fountain pen design, so I was eager to give the ballpoint a try.
Body Color: Black
Body Material: Makrolon
Capped or retractable: Retractable
Body Length: 13.cm/5.4 inches
The Lamy 2000 ballpoint looks very similar to the fountain and rollerball versions minus the cap. It has a classic Bauhaus design that is just as relevant today as it was in the 1960s. The barrel is made of a beautiful brushed Makrolon, which gives the pen a unique texture. The texture prevents fingers from slipping when writing. The lower part of the grip is made of stainless steel; however, it is not slippery due to its brushed finish.
The clip is sturdy and quite beautiful. It is made of brushed stainless steel and has the Lamy logo etched on the side. It is springy, so you should have no problem clipping the 2000 to a shirt or pant pocket. The stainless steel knock has a smooth transition when deploying and retracting the refill. It is also fairly quiet, but not silent like the Lamy Noto or Lamy Pico.
The Lamy 2000 ballpoint comes with a Lamy M16 ballpoint refill. The refill performs very well with almost no blotting. Writing is buttery smooth and lines are quite clean for a ballpoint refill. The Lamy 2000 ballpoint is one of the most comfortable ballpoints I’ve used to date! The curvature of the barrel and the Makrolon provide a comfortable and slip free experience.