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    Default A strange OMAS nib

    Is this authentic? I've never seen an OMAS nib of this era (with this imprint) with a round hole...the imprint quality looks subpar. Is this some sort of contemporary or later fake nib?? Or prototype nib? (The pen looks very authentic otherwise)

    omas 555_s with strange nib.JPGomas 555_s 2 with strange nib.JPG

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    Default Re: A strange OMAS nib

    Yup, looks very authentic. An earlier style.

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    Default Re: A strange OMAS nib

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    Yup, looks very authentic. An earlier style.
    Can you offer any more detail? The only nibs I can find pictures of with this imprint have heart-shaped vent holes.
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    Default Re: A strange OMAS nib

    Well, I don't still have any or pictures of any but that is really a pretty common style that OMS used in both the 14K and Plated nibs.

    Remember, the hole was not a vent or air hole; it is there to prevent cracks.

    Found a link for you. It is the very first entry that shows the round hole nib.
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    Default Re: A strange OMAS nib

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    Well, I don't still have any or pictures of any but that is really a pretty common style that OMS used in both the 14K and Plated nibs.

    Remember, the hole was not a vent or air hole; it is there to prevent cracks.

    Found a link for you. It is the very first entry that shows the round hole nib.
    Very interesting article--thank you! The script on that early nib is so so cool and I never knew such a thing existed. It doesn't document the nib in the picture above, however...the mystery continues!
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    Default Re: A strange OMAS nib

    Quote Originally Posted by fountainpenkid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    Well, I don't still have any or pictures of any but that is really a pretty common style that OMS used in both the 14K and Plated nibs.

    Remember, the hole was not a vent or air hole; it is there to prevent cracks.

    Found a link for you. It is the very first entry that shows the round hole nib.
    Very interesting article--thank you! The script on that early nib is so so cool and I never knew such a thing existed. It doesn't document the nib in the picture above, however...the mystery continues!

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