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  1. northstar

    Omas Amerigo Vespucci Nib Unit

    Hello, Just recently got a few NOS Omas pens, and decided to ink one of them, picked an Amerigo Vespucci and inked it with Parker Quink blue-black, when started to write realised in is driping from under the nib on both sides, I want to take out the nib and re insert it, my question is if the feed and nib are friction fit or screw in? Thank you in advance.
  2. There are some thing that makes me behave like flies on sugar: fancy and strange ink bottles and fountain pen. This is what brought me to buy this incredible bottle, forgotten in a shopwindow of an old stationery, for just 6 euros, and since we're in the end all interested in what's unusual more than what's common, today I'm gonna review the ink that I found inside it, and since I don't really know which one it is, I'll just call it : Pelikan Amerigo Vespucci Black. Before talking about the ink and it's properties, I've to write about some hints that suggest me that this ink is nothing more than a Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Black in a fancy bottle. The bottle is an old 70 ml Pelikan one (as also written on the bottom of the bottle), free of any sticker or box that can identify it as a Pelikan ink, but as you will see from the review, comparing it to the reviews already done from other members of this forum, in my opionion this is just a standard 4001 Black ink. I don't like black inks and I hardly find great differences between blacks and blacks. If I've too say, I've two kind of favourite blacks: the one's who tend to have a good ammount of shade (a little more on the grey side), and the ones that are black as the void. This ink fails to enter in both categories and represents my perfect ink nemesis. In terms of performance, is a decent ink, behaves well on most of the papers i've tried it on, with some feathering and bleed on copy paper, but nothing to define it unusable on cheap paper. Flows well and has good drying times. Displays a little shading on Tracing and Schizza & Strappa paper, but nothing exceptional. Shows some water resistance but is never going to be a waterproof ink. On the other side the bottle is estetically gorgeous, the silver finishes are cool, the cap with the helm and the engraving "Amerigo Vespucci" is cool, the silver bass relief with the Amerigo Vespucci ship is gorgeous and I enjoy it even if I'm not passionate of vessels, boats etc... Unlike the j.herbins bottle, this one has enough space to hold a modern Fountain pen steadily on the silver support I usually end my reviews questioning myself if the ink is worth the effort and if I reccomend to buy it and to whom, I think that this time the question is misplaced fors several reasons: 1) I don't know if this is part of a limited edition or whatelse, I asked Pelikan but they haven't answered me yet. 2) I don't think this particular bottle it's easily obtainable anymore. 3) I think this ink is just 4001 Pelikan Brilliant Black, which is probably the most widely available ink in the world. In the end, if you like the ink, buy it. If you like this particular bottle you can check around the web, I'm sure it's not the only one around like this. PARTICULAR OF THE BOTTLE COPY PAPER SCHIZZA & STRAPPA PAPER TRACING PAPER CROMATOGRAPHY INKDROP PS: If someone has a cromatography of 4001 Black, it could beinteresting comparing to mine to have the final proof that this is just a fancy bottle for that ink. Obviously if anyone is able to give me some information about this particular ink bottle, is welcome to share with me his knowledge! thanks in advance!
  3. Hi. I do own a beautiful Omas Vespucci, which I bought used a while ago. Only recently I have noticed the nib has a different imprint. Precisely, the word "omas" is completely different from the ones I got used to see. The picture shows it in comparison to a Omas Colombo's nib (the Vespucci's is on the left). The section of the Vespucci is imprinted "1989", so must be a 1st year pen. I was wondering if the nib on my Vespucci could be a replacement, and not originally mounted on the pen. It is a wonderful 14k nib, flexible...I am totally happy with that. Mine is just curiosity. Also, all the Vespucci I have seen had 18k gold nibs. Any comment is appreciated. Thanks.





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