Solid 14 carat gold. Nib is stamped 'OMAS' (unseen within section). Essentially, both the firm and soft (flexible) sides of the nib are medium. Soft side of nib has excellent flex and is a very smooth writer. Ebonite (BHR) ink feeder.
Measurements and Specifications
Closed Length: 5.20" (132 mm)
Posted Length: 5.98" (152 mm)
Barrel Length (including Nib and Section): 4.72" (120 mm)
Cap Length: 2.40" (61.0 mm)
Cap Diameter: 0.52" (13.2 mm)
Nib: 14K Gold - Medium Writing Tips - Soft and Firm.
Filling System: Integral piston
Cap Type: Push On (may be posted onto rear of barrel)
Pen Weight: 17.1 g
Serial Number: Not Applicable
Service and Restoration
Pen has been fully serviced. Screw piston mechanism removed and seal lubricated. Nib and feed assembly removed and correctly re-aligned in section. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean de-ionised water.
The barrel and cap are free from scratches, with no cracks, hairlines or dents. There are no personalisation. Gold plating is excellent with no signs of age related ware. Barrel and cap have a high gloss sheen. Piston filling system slides with ease and draws up maximum ink volume. Cap to barrel press fit is firm and positive. Overall pen is ready to write and is in excellent condition. Pen comes with original Omas red velvet covered case and white outer box.
Produced when OMAS were arguably in their prime, the Omas VS is a unique fountain pen. Offering a lovely springy soft writing tip on one side, rotate the pen 180 degrees for a firm writing experience. The transition from a round pen tapering down to it's hexagonal cap and barrel ends invoke typical design style.