Bought perhaps what is my last italian pen today, a second hand Omas 360.The choice was difficult but I favored the Omas because of the Noble Savage 360's review but also the Omas had much better nib. Omas is in my opinion the finest italian penmaker alongwith Montegrappa. For the price I paid for my 360, 220€, I can only say my purchase was a very good deal. I regret that the Extra wasn't available in the same diameter than the 149 or the 360 magnum but the 360 magnum was more sober and less flamboyant which is also why I chose it. I mainly buy black or dark colored pens because I like soberty and I dislike flamboyance. So here is the pen review:
The 360 is a visually strucking pen because of its shape . It is a big pen. The finish of the barrel and the cap are made of the traditional vegetal resin which is finished by hand like on every Omas and which is perfect and the pen is warm to touch.
It has the same weight than a 149 but is a bit taller. It is not too light and not too heavy. The triangular section makes of it a great pen to write with. I immediately liked the 360. You never get tired to write with it. It is a real delight to write with.
Like on the Arte Italiana, the traditional piston filling system which works flawlessly and with no efforts.
This is where Omas makes the difference. Despite being less decorated than the Paragon Arte Italiana nib, the 360 nibis offering the same level of incredible performance which combines smoothness, perfect ink flow and ability to write in reverted mode.
The 360 magnum is a revolutionnary well designed pen, it combines a first quality nib and very good ergonomics. For the price I paid, 220€, I am more than happy of my purchase. The 360 in black is combining two more qualities: class and elegance.
Edited by georges zaslavsky, 03 March 2007 - 19:03.