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Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Lamy pens
« on: October 16, 2008, 06:57:20 PM »
A couple of Lamy's products have caught my eye and I was wondering if anyone here had much experience with their products?  I am particularly interested in this http://www.lamyusa.com/picoplatinum.html although this looks real nice as well http://heinnie.com/2wY464774059/Pens/Lamy/Lamy-2000-Blackwood/p-290-306-1965/.  REAL expensive though  :o.

Thanks

Ben

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2008, 07:36:25 PM »
Can't you get a Fisher Space Pen and squash it a bit so it looks like the first one :D


Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008, 07:38:35 PM »
Can't you get a Fisher Space Pen and squash it a bit so it looks like the first one :D



 :D :D

Although I have carried the Fisher for a few years now and it has served me well, I find the refills to be really cack at writing long documents.  It's great as a quick note and signing pen but that's about it IMO.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 07:43:31 PM »
I agree with that, they're not the most comfortable of pens to use either. I wonder if the Lamy might be the same though.

I really like Cross pens, they are good quality and good pens to use, without being so expensive you're scared to use them.


Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2008, 07:46:12 PM »
I agree with that, they're not the most comfortable of pens to use either. I wonder if the Lamy might be the same though.

I really like Cross pens, they are good quality and good pens to use, without being so expensive you're scared to use them.



I'll look into Cross, thanks.

I agree, it's not the most comfortable pen around, but I can live with that.  It's that refill - I just don't like it.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2008, 07:51:54 PM »
For that kind of moola on a pen, I wouldn't want to live with anything - I'd want it to be perfect!

Although, it does look nice....... >:D


Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2008, 07:55:45 PM »
For that kind of moola on a pen, I wouldn't want to live with anything - I'd want it to be perfect!

Although, it does look nice....... >:D



Yes it does.   :)

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Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2008, 08:17:32 PM »
I used to have a Lamy fountain pen, not sure where it went, but it was a really comfortable pen and lasted me a good few years at school! I'd have no qualms about recommending them :)

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Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2008, 08:19:18 PM »
I used to have a Lamy fountain pen, not sure where it went, but it was a really comfortable pen and lasted me a good few years at school! I'd have no qualms about recommending them :)

Thanks.  :)  It seems a pen of theirs, the 2000 fountain pen, is pretty well known as is highly recommended.

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Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,287
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2008, 08:30:22 PM »
I like the look of the pico but at about half the price :)

I too have carried a little chrome space pen (its in my pocket as I write). I don't actually like it, but its a very practical pocket pen.

Neil

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Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2008, 08:31:50 PM »
I like the look of the pico but at about half the price :)

I too have carried a little chrome space pen (its in my pocket as I write). I don't actually like it, but its a very practical pocket pen.

Neil

Yeah the price is a tad high.  :-\

That's why I carry it.  Not really for it's writing performance.

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Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2008, 08:33:14 PM »
I used my space pen as my main writing tool at uni after i got it and never had cause for complaint.....maybe i should have written more :D :D

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Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2008, 08:51:13 PM »
I have several Lamy Safari fountain pens and they are .. uh.. bullet(pen) :think: proof. I used one all through college as my main note taking pen. I keep a charcoal x-fine nib and a silver All-Star with medium nib on my desk at work.

The disposable Papermate Profile with 1.4mm tip writes a very smooth line and is my current favorite pen for when I have to use a ballpoint. 

Re: Cross pens - I am very found of the broad ballpoint refills and have a number of their Solo and Radiance ballpoint pens. The broad is much smoother IMHO than the fine or medium.

Re: Space / Bullet pens -  I never was wild about the feel of writing with them, and kept losing them, so I retired mine in favor of a Sharpie Micro ultra fine point in blue or navy. http://www.sharpie.com/enUS/Product/Sharpie_Micro_Permanent_Marker.html They are light, cheap, write on most anything, are a little fatter than a Bullet Pen (so more comfortable to write with) and I can buy a couple dozen of them for the cost of one Bullet Pen. Not so great for carbon / duplicate forms, but I rarely do any of those so this is not an issue for me.

Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,287
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2008, 09:26:29 PM »
Sharpie Micro ultra fine point

Anyone know where to get these in the UK?  I've just had a hunt and come up with nothing.

Neil

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Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2008, 05:41:24 PM »
Sharpie Micro ultra fine point

Anyone know where to get these in the UK?  I've just had a hunt and come up with nothing.

Neil

I can't seem to find any either.  :(

Any more thoughts on Lamy anyone?

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Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2008, 12:55:36 AM »

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2008, 01:05:10 AM »
This is pretty clever http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3zXI30pe1Gs

It was a bit! Have you noticed on youtube comments these days, everything is "sick". I'll have to get my daughter to translate I think.


Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2008, 01:06:37 AM »
This is pretty clever http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3zXI30pe1Gs

It was a bit! Have you noticed on youtube comments these days, everything is "sick". I'll have to get my daughter to translate I think.



Please do.  :D

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Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,287
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2008, 01:17:00 AM »
I thought it was just American kids who used that in place of cool  :think:  Are the UK childs now embracing this mutation of meaning?

Dave  :pok: only you can help us now  :salute:

Neil

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Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2008, 01:20:35 AM »
I thought it was just American kids who used that in place of cool  :think: 

Neil, you are so 'with-it'.

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Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,287
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2008, 01:24:19 AM »
I doubt that SO much :D

Neil

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2008, 01:28:07 AM »
I doubt that SO much :D

Neil

That's sick.... err duuuude :D


Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,287
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2008, 01:30:03 AM »
Wow  :o Dave can speak Teenish!

Are there no limits to your talents ;)

Neil

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2008, 01:34:39 AM »
Wow  :o Dave can speak Teenish!

Are there no limits to your talents ;)

Neil

Well I'm sure there are, but I've not encountered them yet [/bs]

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Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2008, 11:54:08 PM »
A good pen is the Parker Jotter and its not expensive either.

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Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,287
Re: Lamy pens
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2008, 01:23:47 AM »
Agreed, I have a couple on my desk and they are one of my favourite pens, just not small enough for pocket carry though.

I finally got a pack of the Sharpie Micro Ultra Fine Point pens. They're fine for quick notes and signing but I wouldnt want to write more than an address with them really.  Still the fact that they're permanent makes them handy.

A quick  :salute: to revolvergeek for offering to help me get some when it looked like my search was going to my fruitless  :tu:

Neil

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.

 

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