Name: Vintage OMAS Milord
Maker: OMAS, Italy
Colour: Black / Gold Greek Key Trim
Material: Faceted Celluloid with Gold Trim
Nib: 18k 750 Gold Nib: Fine Nib
Filling System: Piston Filler
The Full Story
OMAS was founded in 1925 and is one of the historic Italian fountain brands. Since then, albeit with mixed success, and with several changes of ownership occurred after the death of its founder, it has remained an active force in the fountain pen market. Ownership passed to the French Luis Vuitton company in 2000, and then in October 2007 to the Chinese company Xinyu Hengdeli, in March 2016 it ceased its activities.
OMAS pens are now highly collectible. The OMAS Milord has won the hearts of many fountain pen enthusiasts, for its bold greek motif and comfortable feel in the hand and roll stop abilities. The 18k fine nib is smooth responsive springy nib, a joy to write with.
The Nitty Gritty
There are no major imperfections to note, no splits cracks or engravings.
The cap bands are a little loose and there are micro-scratches and some light marks present on the cap and barrel
The 18k nib offers a smooth writing experience, a springy, responsive nib putting a good amount of ink down in a fine line with plenty of flex.
Fountain Pen Measurements
Length capped: 136mm
Length uncapped: 121mm
Barrel diameter: 11mm
Cap diameter: 12mm