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Looking For Omas 360 Reccomendations

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#1 noddle



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 01:03

I've been foolishly mulling over the idea of acquiring an OMAS 360, and am consequently looking for a bit of advice to navigate my way through the various options. I find light pens a bit harder to produce really controlled writing with; heavier pens (35g +) generally suit me, although the balance of the pen is also important.


Can you suggest 360 models that are:

   1. Solid opaque (i.e not demonstrators or semi-translucent)

   2. Heavy or on the heavier side

   3. Standard length (@ 150mm)



A. The Imagination is too heavy!

B. The Magnum is too long!

C. I'm drawn to the T2 and Vintage DLC models (aren't we all), but they are both rare and expensive.

D. Maybe the Ebony / Lucens / Royal etc..etc...??



Thanks in advance :)




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Posted 02 July 2017 - 02:25

The wood pens have a tendency to crack. The lucens is translucent. Take a look at the celluloid 360s with the silver section. I think they are about the right weight.

I think the T2 may be too lite for you. Also the PC, made of aluminum, is lite.

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 02:43

Since I purchased mine from the "available stock" of the secondary market, I was limited by the choices I could find & afford.  I ended up with a boring Black & a fun Yellow 360.  Neither are opaque, nor translucent, but just the basic, NOT magnum, cotton resin pens.  I was not attracted to the ones with the sterling sections, perhaps because I read more than one review or comment that suggested, some were prone to leaking, "@ the section."  Since I appreciated the "more desirable celluloids," I preferred them to be, uninterrupted by a metal section; any additional weight supplied by same, not an important consideration for me.


Since many owners of Omas seem to be selling their pens, I hope you will find one to your liking & enjoy it.

Edited by Barkingpig, 02 July 2017 - 02:44.

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