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As I wrote in my review of the Opus 88 "Flow" in May last year, I almost bought the resin-and-ebonite Koloro before the Flow was introduced, but backed off at the last minute because I felt that the smaller #5 nib of the Koloro did not match the size of the pen. Well, the Flow is really such an excellent pen that ere long my thoughts turned fondly toward Opus 88 once more, and I was tempted again by the unique resin-and-ebonite combination of two of their models, the larger Koloro and the smaller Fantasia. Once more, the Koloro lost out, and for the same reason as before. I bought the small
Opus 88, a Taiwanese pen maker, has recently made quite a splash in the world of fountain pens with its collections of Japanese-style eyedropper-fillers with shutoff valves. The bodies are either resin or a combination of resin and ebonite. I liked the resin-ebonite combination of the Koloro but was put off by the small #5 nib. I almost bought the clear demonstrator (which has the larger #6 nib) but something stopped me, and for that same reason I did not buy any of the Omar models either. However, when I saw the new Flow lineup, I had to have one, and not just any one but the one in green