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Are All Modern Omas Nibs Semi-Flex?


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I have two OMAS pens, a smokey black 360 piston fill, and a vintage Paragon with a flessible nib.

 

The 360 has a broad nib that is remarkably springy, similar to a Pelikan M100 nib, maybe a little more so. My question is if all modern OMAS nibs have this quality or if it's just this particular 360 model..

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The answer is no. Most of the nibs offered are not the 14K flessible. The 18 K are not flex or soft. The flessible offerings are interesting nibs, but as keyless points out it clearly isn't the flex of a Waterman semi-flex. It is definitional. The Omas flessible 14K are not bad nibs and I do the ones I have, but the 18K modern aren't flexible they are rigid.....

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In my experience the original 360 and 360 vintage LE's are all as you described: soft and verging on semi-flex (they lack the quick spring back of a vintage flex). The vintage LE paragons might or might not have the same nibs as the 360. The 360 Magnum, and likely standard 360's from the same era (pre-2000), have rigid nibs. I have no experience with other OMAS nibs.

 

EDIT: There are FPN users who claim to regularly use their 360's as flex nibs. I've (carefully) replicated photos of the line variation which can be achieved; however, I do not use my 360's as flex nibs (nor would I recommend others do so) as they weren't designed for this and I don't want to permanently bend a nib by pushing it too hard.

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