Okay, so I don't usually write about upcoming releases, except in passing, but the 50th anniversary edition of the Lamy 2000 has finally been revealed!
Appelboom, a luxury pen retailer based in the Netherlands, posted a video on it's YouTube channel which highlights the history of this storied pen before revealing the 50th anniversary edition.
The Lamy 2000 M Black Amber 50th Anniversay Limited Edition pen will be an all metal pen with a brushed stainless steel body with a burnished grey red finish. "50" will be added to the usual Lamy logo on the cap. The series will be limited to 5000 fountain pens. Ball points and rollerballs will also be available and limited to 1500 pens each.
This anniversary pen is on my wish list. In my review of the Lamy 2000, I had indicated that it was my go-to meeting pen. I have the macralon version and love the durability and lightness of the pen. I've read some reviews of the stainless steel version and common criticisms about the metal version is the weight and the cost. I'll definitely have to take these into consideration before opening my wallet.
The price of the 50th anniversary edition has not been revealed yet. The pen and special features do make it attractive though. But whether they are worth it is still to be determined.
So what do you think of the 50th anniversary Lamy 2000? Will you be getting it?
2016-07-05: Goulet Pens posted on their blog today that the MSRP is expected to be $500 with no discounting allowed. At this stroke-inducing price, I'm leaning strongly towards taking a pass. The colour doesn't really speak to me and I was really hoping on a macralon pen. The other 50th edition features like the logo, don't justify the added premium in my mind.
A throwback to a post from last May reviewing the Lamy 2000.
Honestly, I have no idea how the time has gone so fast. I’ve been completely swamped with work projects, business trips and family stuff. But still, I’m enjoying my fountain pens and, in particular, looking back at pen + ink combinations from my sultry August line-up.
Soon after I posted my review of the Lamy Lx (which admittedly was quite a few weeks now), my friend Dries from the Pencilcase Blog asked me:
How's the inside of the case, does it hug the pen or does the Lx sit loosely inside?
It’s a very good question that led me to realize that I should have spent a little more time looking at the case itself in the original review.
October came and went in a flash! With the Scriptus pen showthis past Sunday and yesterday being Halloween, I didn't have much time to prepare my pen + ink combos for November. Without further ado, here they are...
October has been fairly light in terms of travel but duty called. This time the duties as a hockey mom which involved going with my son and his team to the city of Kitchener for a hockey tournament. Originally this was supposed to be a 3 day trip but cut short by the sad reality that our team did not make it into the final day of the tournament. On a positive note, it gave me an opportunity to plan another pen + ink load out.
Apart from my must-bring Hobo and TN, I wanted to bring whatever pens and paper I could fit inside a larger case. The case I had in mind was the A5 sized Lihit Lab Teffa Bag in Bag. I was expecting to travel a lot from rink to rink and I wanted a self-contained writing tool kit that I could bring along.
The Lamy Al-Star and it’s entry-level sibling, the Lamy Safari are part of most fountain pen users' pen journeys. If you’ve followed my blog for some time, you may have noticed that [two Lamy Al-Stars] frequently make appearances: 2014 Special Edition Blue Green and the 2015 Special Edition Copper Orange.
I have yet to do reviews for the Al-Stars but they are on the list. Straight-up, I love them. I find the moulded grip comfortable. The shape of the barrel is sleek and modern. I love the way they write.
With this being the 50th anniversary of Lamy Bauhaus design, and being a Lamy aficionado, I was excited to see what Lamy had in store for us. Prior to the reveal, I had put the Lamy 2000 50th anniversary pen on my [wish list]. After the reveal I adopted a “wait and see” approach on the Lamy 2000. I was, however, attracted to the Lamy Lx.
So, when the pens hit the shelves at [Wonder Pens], I think 1-2 weeks before our friends to the south, I put an order in for the rose gold version of the Lamy Lx. They also come in ruthenium, palladium and gold colours.
This is not intended to be a detailed review of the Lamy Lx but rather, a quick comparison of the Lamy Lx with the Al-Star.
One week after returning from my trip to Philly, I was off to Canada’s capital, Ottawa, for a conference. I barely unpacked but gave some thought to my pen and stationery carry for this 2 day trip. Once again, I dipped into my September pen & ink line-up for this outing. This is what I brought.
My Lamy Lx is in da haus! Now I need to get a matching rose gold iPhone...
Some family matters took me to Philly again last weekend.I expected to be busy and not have a lot of down time for playing with pens.Still, I brought along some essentials.This is what I brought.
This is what happens when I take pens along for a walk while waiting for the sunset.