It's taken me a while to get used to the aesthetics of the new Omas Paragon, but finally I was so curious that I had to try it. Last weekend, I made bold to try the display models at Itoya Ginza and was very impressed. They've finally made the Paragon oversized, and the section is now made of either sterling or vermeil. This is a good move not only aesthetically, but also in terms of balance. This pen is heavy enough to make you raise your eyebrows in the same way the classic Paragon was light, and yet it has that unmistakable Omas balance. But the heart of a fountain pen is the nib. I tried two; the medium and the fine. Now, I have a spidery, thin handwriting that every medium nib until now has ruined, but this one was perfect because of its ideal flexibility (and for true FP afficionados, I say "ideal" in deference to the Waterman's #2, arguably the most perfect nib ever produced). Let me recommend that both veteran pen lovers and beginning enthusiasts try this pen. It's as good as it gets.
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6/22/06 at 11:27am