Omas Ogiva Maintenance

The Omas Ogiva is an excellent pen. It's a great size, very comfortable in the hand, lightweight, and some Omas nibs can blow your socks off, time and time again. Unfortunately, the demise of Omas means that these pens are not only difficult to acquire but they are difficult to troubleshoot when things go wrong. This is a short post that might help if your Ogiva is leaking or if the piston is stiff/stuck, information which I haven't found elsewhere.

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The Collection

Last year, I posted about my plan to limit myself to ten nice pens and, since then, I’ve had plenty of people get in touch to say they’re imposing their own limits – sometimes more than ten, sometimes less – and talking about their experiences. Just as often, I have people asking how I manage my collection and the decision about which pens to keep or sell. While I wouldn’t say it’s an organised system, there is an approach that I use and I’ll share it in today’s post.

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Vale Omas

So, sadly, it has happened. Word came through last night from one unofficial source, then another, and then Luca Baglione, Omas’ sales manager, posted this and I think that’s about as official as we’re going to get. After 90 years in business, it seems that Omas has begun laying off staff and the transition to bankruptcy. In today’s post, we’ll look at the brand’s final years and try to figure out what was going on and what ultimately brought them down.

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