Today’s #pendelight is the Omas FPC Limited Edition fountain pen, a pen with significant meaning, and a beautiful sight to behold. I spotted it while browsing pens – a silver sliver of visual delight in the display cabinet. The Omas FPC was launched in the year 2008, the same year that the worldwide total of personal computers has reached one billion. You can read about the news here on Reuters. This pen was launched to celebrate this milestone. Crafted in treated aluminium, the pen body is silver-coloured and has a smooth feel. It is a limited edition pen and there were 1008 pieces of fountain pens made, with 1000 rollerball pens, making up a total of 2008 pieces – the same number as the milestone year for personal computers. On the body, there are guilloché engravings. Guilloché is a technique where precise and intricated patterns are engraved onto a material. These patterns tend to be repetitive. According to Omas, the two front sides give a detail of the design of the first hard disk made in 1956; the clip affixed to these sides represents a stylized form of an abacus used in 1200 AD. The third side shows a detail […]
This is my first guest review and I have to say I am excited to be doing it on a stunning pen that really is one to behold. The OMAS Paragon Limited Edition in Arco Celluloid. This pen was limited to just 200 pieces. 75 in Gold, 75 in Rose Gold & 50 in Rhodium trim. I have had a couple of months with this pen and have grown to love it in every aspect. From its light and well balanced weight to the obviously gorgeous Arco celluloid. The buttery smooth nib and its ease of writing while allowing some flare if you want. It has been a very enjoyable time with this one. I say that as I was loaned this pen by Bryan @ Kenro Industries and handing it back will be a difficult task to say the least. I will start with its medium size and as you can see in the photo it is comparable to the Mont Blanc 146. The section is very comfortable and the cap threads are not noticeable at all. I will say that I am one who is distracted from a pen when the threads are sharp and dig into my fingers. […]
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