Lamy 2000 for £135. Be rude not to…
@vanessa Resistance is futile.
@jeremycherfas It certainly is. I just hope the pen lives up to the hype. Mind you, I’m very much a fan of the new Lamy Aion (I have two), so it’s about time I picked up their flagship model.
@vanessa is there a link ?
@JohnPhilpin From WH Smith in the UK
@vanessa there’s so much hype about the pen and I’ve been wanting to get it to see what all the fuss is about, it I can’t say the look really appeals to me (I’m more of a Sailor Pro Gear fan).
@vishae I’ll let you know! So far, the only Sailor I have is the fude de mannen one. I’ve yet to dip my toe into the Pro Gear pond; I think I’d want to try one first, as I’ve read that the Sailor nibs are a bit love/hate. Not sure I like the 1911 shape.
@vanessa oh I’m not a fan of the 1911 shape either, but the Sailor x BungBox collaborations are sweeeet!
@vanessa Learned something new today, my first thoughts were a Lamborghini or a Lambretta.
@vanessa very nice thankyou – good old ‘W.H.’ – now there is a retailer surviving against all odds!
@vanessa I hope you haven’t ordered yet, because it’s currently £111.93 (weirdly) from Amazon.
@devilgate Ah, bugger. Yes, ordered already. Mind you, some of the Amazon ones have a long delivery time, and they are coming from Japan. I’m ok with paying a bit more & getting it from a UK-based firm. Not that they have sent it yet (I have no patience where pens are concerned).
@devilgate Actually £123.05 for the Lamy 2000. The cheaper one is the LAMY 1201350 Fine Nib Fountain Pen.
@Ron Oh, well spotted. From the pictures they don’t look any different, but the pictures may well lie, of course.
@devilgate The only difference seems to be whether the nib is fine or medium. I don’t take any credit for noticing the difference. I’m not a member of the Pen & Ink contingent around here.
@Ron @devilgate @vanessa
There’s a pen and ink contingent here? How do I join? 😜
@vishae I don’t know there’s a specific group, just a good few of us who like such things: pens, paper, pencils. Maybe we need to get a featured emoji-thingy like exists for books etc. ✒️ Though no doubt Manton could be inundated with such requests.
@vanessa I think this would be a great idea — 🖋 and/or ✏️ and/or 🖊… // cc @manton
@vishae I’m not a member, but I’m positive that @Aleen is and can probably tell you the secret handshake, if you qualify. She recently posted about having gotten down to just three fountain pens for her move. You should provide her with your credentials to gain full acceptance. Good luck.
@rnv @vanessa FYI, @Burk is keeping a community-generated list of suggestions for new “tagmoji” on his great Discover page.
@smokey @vanessa @Burk Cool! But here’s a curious problem: How would we distinguish a tag referring to writing, and a tag referring to writing tools? Maybe all discussions about the product could be tagged with 📚 (or 📖, or even 📝), whereas all discussions about the tools would use ✒️ or 🖋 or 🖊 or ✏️ (and, for stationery/paper: 📃, 📒, or 📓)?…
(Frankly, I think any fountain pen discussions should also use the tag 💸!)
@Ron @vishae not sure that there’s an official club or emoji, just enthusiasm 🙂
@Aleen @Ron @rnv @vishae @Ron @devilgate @vanessa
it is not official – but may i reference you to the unofficial emoji want list that we hope @manton keeps in mind.
@rnv I can imagine quite a number of groups wanting to use 💸 to represent them, lol.
@Aleen @Ron to apply for membership, one must answer this question, “what is the one fountain pen + ink combination you’d take to a deserted island?”
And the correct answer should be, “but I never go anywhere with just one inked up pen…”
@vishae Ha ha. I’m going to try to be good when my Lamy 2000 arrives. I think that will then make 42 pens that I will have inked.
As that’s the answer to everything, I’d better stick at that number. Any new pens inked thereafter will result in one being rotated out.
@vanessa 42 inked up pens?? How do you remember to use them all?
I aim for 3, and usually end up with 6…
@vishae I have some I use daily at work, some attached to my main notebook, so when I pick that up they are used there. Some are for drawing, but a lot are on a 4-week rotation for use in my nightly diary/journal. Multicoloured notebook.😀
@Aleen @vishae No nothing official, but there certainly IS a Pen & Ink contingent here. I’m not a part of it, but I do enjoy reading the postings about various nuances of pens & notebooks. @Aleen is definitely the expert. Maybe there isn’t really any secret handshake, but there should be. Sometimes when I write, I suddenly realize my tongue has gotten stuck in my cheek again.
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