The owners of OMAS closed the company. For over the past year, a group of individuals have been working on an agreement to purchase the existings stocks, materials to be able to remake the celluloid pens. The pens will be available via an online store: omasoutlet.com although as of August 2016 there is nothing there yet.
I enjoy the writing experience of a fountain pen. The feel of the nib, the flow of the ink come together to make writing with a fountain pen a different experience.
Last year I was introduced to the Comb-o Notebook which uses excellent paper and bound in a great leather cover. See Pen Views for more information. I find the individual sections of the Comb-o helpful. I use one for my photography notes, another for pens and ink and the third for general thoughts.
Enjoying my Comb-o note book.
I have come across an interesting line of ink from Japan, kyo no oto.
Call it going back to basics, but I am enjoying my Waterman Blue Black ink. I am also enjoying the more realistic price!
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My 2015 trip to Italy was a success! Two new stunning pens joined by collection. See Pens of Note for the Montegrappa Extra Otto and the Novelli Augusta. My June 2016 trip to Paris was likewise rewarding as with my visit to Plume Et Bille, I added the Namiki Fuji Wave fountain pen to my collection.
The ink you use is important. I have included information and reviews on inks.
When you come across a "Great Pen Store" or a great bottle of fountain pen ink or other pen accessory, send me an e-mail with your thoughts.
I include information on pen manufacturers under Companies. Over the past years I have had the opportunity to meet and tour some of the great pen manufacturers of fountain pens located in France and Italy.
I include information on some of the major brands of paper. There are endless varieties of paper to choose from, and many are not available in all markets. The main point about paper is that it is one of the factors that defines how you pen writes.
I am not a vintage pen collector, although I have had the opportunity to write with some vintage pens and I am impressed with how many vintage pens write. For the most part vintage pens are too small for my hands.
I include photos and write-ups of what I refer to as my Pens of Note. These are pens in my collection and I particularly enjoy how they feel and how they write.
Since getting back from Portugal and Paris, for me, it has been about emjoying the pens that I have. I added the Namiki Fuji Wave to my collected. I first through the pen may be too narrow for my hand, but I like the size and especially the incredibly smooth nib. It is a pleasure to write with this pen.
I put in place an aggressive rotation schedule, to cycle through my many fountain pens. I have enjoyed loading up my pen cases each week with a different selection of fountain pens.
I also expanded the inks to include some of the Limited Edition Montblanc lines. I especially like the beautiful blue of the Leo Tolstoy.
The Montblanc Permanent Grey was a real pleasant surprise. Usually I find grey inks too light, but this is a strong bold colour.
Kyo no oto, is a ink company in Japan that makes an interesting line of inks. I have started to work through some of the colours, most I must say I have liked. More information on this line is in the Inks Section.
Now I am getting ready to leave for a trip to Italy.