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Omas Paragon Identification No Nib Grade, No K Value

omas paragon identification

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#1 fcarbon

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 13:40

Hi,

I just purchased what seems to be a black (used/NOS) Omas Paragon with Greek key design on the cap and section. No date stamp.

The capped pen measures 14,3mm/5,6". No tag on the barrel, "Omas" on the cap.

 

The big friction fit two-tone nib appears to be a stub with a little flex but has NO nib grade and NO gold k value on it ... ? 

 

I wonder if anyone can help me date or even identify the pen?

Maybe this helps ... it seems the cap shrank a little since it turns tight near the end and the greek key cap band feels somewhat loose - older vegetable resin?

 

Thx!

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#2 dduran

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 13:47

Do you have already have the pen with you or are those pics from the seller?

You can definitely say it's a 14k nib due to the 585 marking..

#3 fcarbon

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 14:01

I have the pen already :-) Pictures are mine.



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 18:27

585 means 0.585 gold content. Pure gold is 24 kt,  so 0.585 from 24 is 14

18 kt = 750

 

 

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#5 fcarbon

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 14:20

585 means 0.585 gold content. Pure gold is 24 kt,  so 0.585 from 24 is 14

18 kt = 750

 

 

D.ick

Thanks D.ick. I didn't find any Omas nibs without indication of the nib size , that's why I find it strange plus the fact that there is no imprint on the barrel. Maybe this can help date the pen?


Edited by fcarbon, 04 September 2014 - 15:50.


#6 GTOZack

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 15:15

omas tend to have size on the shoulder on the side  


'The Yo-Yo maneuver is very difficult to explain. It was first perfected by the well-known Chinese fighter pilot Yo-Yo Noritake. He also found it difficult to explain, being quite devoid of English.

So we left it at that. He showed us the maneuver after a sort.  B*****d stole my kill.'

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 15:24

Thanks D.ick. I didn't find any Omas nibs without indication of the nib size , that's why I find it strange plus the fact that there is no imprint on the barrel. Maybe this can help date the pen?


The older OMAS nibs have no indication of size on the nib nor the pen. I am not sure when they first started marking the size in the shoulder of the nib but 80s would be my guess.

#8 GTOZack

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 19:10

late 80s would be my guess too.   im hunting for omas paragon  and or 360's  esp demo's ( smoke and tort)


'The Yo-Yo maneuver is very difficult to explain. It was first perfected by the well-known Chinese fighter pilot Yo-Yo Noritake. He also found it difficult to explain, being quite devoid of English.

So we left it at that. He showed us the maneuver after a sort.  B*****d stole my kill.'

                                                                                                        -Squadron Leader K. G. Holland, RAF. WWII China.


#9 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 17:42

late 80's indeed, nib is a b or bb


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