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Omas Paragon (Large) Piston-filled with Silver Trim


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#1 purpledog

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 06:16

Appearance and Finish 4.75/5.00

The pen arrived in excellent condition. The micro-scratches are only seen when viewed under bright light. The pen measures 15.0 cm capped. The finish is excellent. The cap takes about 1.25 turns to uncap. When capped, the cap sits snugly. One not-so-good point is that the faceted sides of the cap do not flush with those of the barrel and the blind cap. This is not a big issue in my opinion. Afterall, a pen’s main function is to write.

Design, Size, and Weight 4.50/5.00

The pen looks spectacular in every department. Personally, I do not like the clip. Maybe it is an issue of getting used, but I feel that the little roller on the clip looks a bit weird. This is a big pen in terms of thickness and length, just perfect for me. Another not-so-good point is that the section is metallic which I would prefer it to be non-metallic. Fortunately, the pen is thick enough so that I do not have to grip so tightly, and therefore do not feel slippery when gripped. This is not a light pen. I like the weight of the pen.

Nib Design and Performance 5.00/5.00

The nib is 18k F. I thought the design on the nib is tastefully done. Wet and extremely smooth writer. This is my best Fine nib pen among all my pens.

Filling System 3.75/5.00

The pen is a piston-filler, meaning it can take in a lot of ink. But there is no window to see how much ink is left. A big minus here.

Value 4.25/5.00

I bought it for $260 including shipping. It did not come with the original paper and box.

Conclusions 22.25/25.00

I message Goodguy many times to ask about this pen since he has owned it, and I bought it after he highly recommended it. Again, this is one of those pens that is not originally on my shortlist list, but bought it after learning about it. Because of the way this pen writes, I plan to make this one of my more commonly-used daily pens.






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#2 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 12:29

I have one also with a fine nib as well one of the best of the best fine nibs ever made. My Paragon's cap unfortunately broke, it has been two months since it has been sent to Omas and still no reply.
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 12:39

QUOTE(georges zaslavsky @ Jun 22 2008, 12:29 PM) View Post
I have one also with a fine nib as well one of the best of the best fine nibs ever made. My Paragon's cap unfortunately broke, it has been two months since it has been sent to Omas and still no reply.

States that it was sent to Omas--Omas Italy or Kenro the Distributor in NY to be sent to Italy?


#4 goodguy

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 14:15

Glad to be of help.
What a gorgeous pen.
I need to correct you though I own the old style Paragon.The old style is lighter and smaller and not as pretty as yours.

Thank you for the review,your pictures are awsome too.

Edited by goodguy, 22 June 2008 - 14:16.

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#5 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 01:45

QUOTE(Pinmin @ Jun 22 2008, 12:39 PM) View Post
QUOTE(georges zaslavsky @ Jun 22 2008, 12:29 PM) View Post
I have one also with a fine nib as well one of the best of the best fine nibs ever made. My Paragon's cap unfortunately broke, it has been two months since it has been sent to Omas and still no reply.

States that it was sent to Omas--Omas Italy or Kenro the Distributor in NY to be sent to Italy?

No, I live in Europe so it was sent directly to Omas Italy.
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

#6 Doug C

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 12:21

Thanks Purpledog.

I have an Arco Milord coming in this week, and your pictures have gotten me fired up again about receiving it. I think you've taken the best pictures I have seen so far of the clip. It really gives me a feel for what the pen will look like.
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#7 youstruckgold

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 12:53

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I bought it for $260 including shipping. It did not come with the original paper and box.

In Australia, that pen is about $850 (around US$807). Where did you get it? (he asks jealously)
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Posted 23 June 2008 - 17:27

QUOTE(youstruckgold @ Jun 23 2008, 08:53 AM) View Post
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I bought it for $260 including shipping. It did not come with the original paper and box.

In Australia, that pen is about $850 (around US$807). Where did you get it? (he asks jealously)


I bought it from an eBay seller by the name of Tapin. I also got my Orpheos, Pelikan M1000, and Sheaffer Valor from him. He was selling a few Montblanc limited edition pens that were sold for super crazy (low) prices in his previous eBay sale. But I think he only ships within US.

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