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    Question Lamy 2000 vs TWSBI Nib Size Comparison?

    Iím considering upgrading from my TWSBI Eco (medium nib) to a Lamy 2000, but I am unsure what nib to get, since I canít test them in person right now. Iíve read that Lamy 2000 nibs are broader/wetter than the average. I really like the size of my TWSBI Eco medium, and would like something similar with the Lamy 2000. Iím not sure if this would be a Lamy 2000 fine or medium. Does anyone have any advice as to how the nib sizes compare? Any comparison writing samples between the two (or between the Lamy 2000 and TWSBI 580) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Lamy 2000 vs TWSBI Nib Size Comparison?

    I've never used a TWSBI but you're correct when you say western pen nibs tend to be broader/wetter than Asian pen nibs.
    My Lamy 2000 has a F nib and I returned the M nib pen to get it.
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    Default Re: Lamy 2000 vs TWSBI Nib Size Comparison?

    In general, the 2000 nibs are broader than Asian nibs. Just remember that all nib sizes fall into ranges. A nib that falls into the broader range of F in a TWSBI may seem like a nib graded in the finer range of M in a 2000.

    Maybe purchase a previously experienced 2000 in F from a forum member. If it's not to your liking, sell it and try a M.

    The only way to be absolutely sure, is to buy both and sell the one that's not to your liking. You can also dip test both at a shop or show, though you'd have to wait a while for that given current circumstances.
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    Default Re: Lamy 2000 vs TWSBI Nib Size Comparison?

    I believe the TWSBI nibs are German-made Jowo nibs, so they are western-sized compared to Pilot/Sailor.

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    Default Re: Lamy 2000 vs TWSBI Nib Size Comparison?

    I donīt have a Lamy 2000 but Iīm with jaw3000, TWSBI pens have currently German Jowo nibs (formerly Bock and Schmidt), so they are like other German nibbed pens.

    Iīve made you a comparison of a Lamy Safari - M with a TWSBI ECO - F and a TWSBI 580 - F.



    (Lamy Safari - M ..... Faber Castell KŲnigsblau,
    TWSBI ECO - F ..... FPR Blue-Black,
    TWSBI 580 - F ..... Sheaffer Skrip Purple)

    If you prefer a TWSBI - M then most likely a Lamy - M will give you a similar line width.

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