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Poll: Favourite Italian modern brand (58 member(s) have cast votes)

Favourite big Italian brand. (modern)

  1. OMAS (15 votes [25.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.86%

  2. Visconti (15 votes [25.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.86%

  3. Montegrappa (8 votes [13.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.79%

  4. Stipula (3 votes [5.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.17%

  5. Tibaldi (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. aurora (17 votes [29.31%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 29.31%

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#1 AD43

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:15

Sorry if I have not added yours


AD43 the year some Romans went bonks and bashed the Celts in England.


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#2 Uncial

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:38

No Pelikan, no Montblanc, no Pilot, no Sailor?

 

Mine is probably Omas for the nibs, but I'm conscious that I probably own more Montblanc's than anything else (which is a terrifying admission in a way)

 

 

Oops, just noticed what forum this was in  :blush:


Edited by Uncial, 21 April 2017 - 10:49.


#3 jar

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:40

Most any of them with the exception of Stipula and Visconti.  So far I've never found anything from either of them I want.


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#4 FriendAmos

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 13:07

Since OMAS is superior to all other pens, please modify the survey to allow each OMAS owner to vote 10 times.   Thank you.



#5 Uncial

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 10:44

Could Aurora give Omas a run for its money or fill the gap left by them? They are certainly written of on this forum highly, although I suspect personally the nibs wouldn't suit me I do love the look of them.



#6 FriendAmos

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 19:45

Could Aurora give Omas a run for its money or fill the gap left by them? They are certainly written of on this forum highly, although I suspect personally the nibs wouldn't suit me I do love the look of them.

 

It would be nice to see a 5.5" Super-Optima.  (The 88 style doesn't quite do it for a big pen.)   Oh, and perhaps with a more user-friendly nib.



#7 AD43

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 00:07

I feel optimal are way too light and way too sparkling.

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#8 AD43

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 00:07

Optimas

AD43 the year some Romans went bonks and bashed the Celts in England.


#9 Sazerac

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 04:27

I own at least two of each of these brands. Choosing which was a favorite is a bit like asking which of your children you love the most. I love them all (more or less) equally. Having said that, I voted for Visconti because OMAS and Tibaldi (from the 90s) are no more, and I lament that. Auroras and Motegrappa are always solid and beautiful pens. Every brand is a winner.

 

Pelikans are nice too, but that is a different thread...



#10 DrPenfection

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 04:30

No Delta????

No Aurora???

I have never tried one of the others, but I love my Deltas.

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#11 FOUR X FOUR

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 04:30

Visconti

#12 mongrelnomad

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 21:59

Omas (RIP), followed by Aurora. On the Italian side, of course. Many other favourites, from many other locales.


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#13 mmg122

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 05:21

Visconti

Although not a choice in this poll...most likely because it is a small company...I'd like to give a shout out to Grifos...a small family owned and run company in Italy's Acosta Valley, makers of beautiful writing instruments, of outstanding quality.

Mary

Edited by mmg122, 29 April 2017 - 05:24.


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 00:43

Omas was the best and now Aurora seem to be the leaders, though I find their pens too short and too lightweight.  Shame, because they could produce really great oversized pens.

 

Visconti just produces tacky junk.

 

Why is Delta not on the list?


Edited by Tancred, 30 April 2017 - 00:44.


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 16:18

Montegrappa (superb quality and some wonderful silver and celluloid pens) followed by Aurora (absolutely reliable 88 and optimas). 



#16 Tancred

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 22:28

I repeat my question: why is Delta not on the list?



#17 MadTheNeko

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 23:45

I like Delta pens, especially their nibs, but not on the list. :/


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#18 Tancred

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 20:57

Delta should definitely be on the list.



#19 Calabria

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 00:14

With my vote, Aurora moves to position #1!!

Oh, OMAS, we had a long but abusive relationship...

Edited by Calabria, 05 May 2017 - 00:16.

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#20 AD43

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 04:42

I like Delta pens, especially their nibs, but not on the list. :/

Delta used Bock, but now they are gone, pushing the daisys


AD43 the year some Romans went bonks and bashed the Celts in England.







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