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The LAMY 2000 Taxus ballpoint pen is a remarkable member of this elegant family of quality writing instruments, first designed for LAMY by Gerd Alfred Müller in 1966.
Whereas previous LAMY 2000s have been made in metal, resin or makrolon (fibreglass), the LAMY 2000 Taxus ballpoint pen is, as its name suggests, made from wood taken from a Common Yew, native to Europe and North Africa, also known as the "English" Yew because of the use of heart-wood from the tree in the making of the once-feared English long-bow.
The yew tree (Taxus Baccata) is, as a species, the longest-lived tree in Northern Europe, and it could be said that the LAMY 2000 series is trying to emulate it. However, despite the 2000 design being over 50 years old, the pens and pencils in this range still have a timeless shape that looks as contemporary now as it did when first introduced - and LAMY's ethos of constant improvement means that the LAMY 2000 Taxus ballpoint pen is as modern as any equivalent ballpoint on the market today.
To complement the beautifully-polished and varnished yew wood of the pen body, the Taxus ballpoint has palladium fittings, and the use of these two materials means that it is almost twice the weight of its macrolon cousin. It is a push-and-click action ballpoint that takes LAMY M16 giant refills.
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Dimensions - Lamy 2000 Taxus Ballpoint Pen
Length (tip extended): 139mm
Diameter (barrel, widest): 12mm
Diameter (grip): 9mm - Note that 2000s don't have "sections" as such.
Ink: LAMY M16 giant ballpoint refill