Personally I had gone with the EF option because gold nibs tend to write slightly wider than the stainless steel option. Writing with the 14k nib is rather different from its stainless steel. It writes wetter and it is just ever so slightly springy. It also has a slight hint of feedback which is not unpleasant, I quite enjoy it. The nib gives me slight line variation when I write with it which is a pleasant surprise.
The difference in feel between a regular version and the pimped out version CP 1 is well worth the difference in price. The gold nib is very nice and a joy to write with. The understated design and the way the pen feels in my hand makes me feel that I have a quality product. I wouldn’t hesitating adding another Lamy gold nib to my collection with this experience.
However, considering the price difference between the Lamy 2000 and the Lamy CP 1, I would spring for the Lamy 2000 if you have not have one in your collection. The Lamy 2000’s body would be a better fit for most and it is the more iconic pen between the two. If you are looking for a much overlooked gem, the Lamy CP 1 will be the one for you.
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