The Opus 88 Omar fountain pen is a large eyedropper-filled pen with a piston operated shut-off valve. The colored barrel of this pen is translucent, allowing you to see your ink level. The cap design permits a multi-layered view inside the design. The pen features an solid color resin finial and piston knob, a silver clip, and a silver stainless steel #6 nib. It also comes with a glass eyedropper to fill the pen with your favorite ink. An ebonite piston and rubber gasket seals the feed off from the barrel when fully depressed, reducing the risk of leakage and burping. By unscrewing the blind cap and loosening the rod at the rear of the barrel, you open up the ink flow to the feed. During long writing sessions, leave the shut-off valve open to take advantage of the impressive ink capacity.
Opus 88 OMAR Fountain Pen Specifications
Pen Material: Translucent and opaque resins.
Nib: Stainless steel #6 nib with plastic feed
Filling System: Eyedropper (includes glass eyedropper) with shut-off valve to safeguard against leakage.
I tried to resist this pandemic purchase, but this summery nature of this color way beckoned me. I already own the OMAR as a demonstrator, also with a 1.5 nib, and its quality has ... view morebeen superb. This new one is equally marvelous. The colors are crayon green and yellow, and looks playful. I have filled it with Diamine Shimmering Magical Forest; no issues with writing so far (the other one has been filled with shimmering ink, too, and I had no issues with it). This is a thick pen, but quite light, so it does not tire the hand. One thing to be aware of - this is an eyedropper pen and holds a TREMENDOUS amount of ink. Even with the 1.5 nib, it takes a long time to empty that barrel. Choose your ink wisely, as you might be sick of the ink long before you empty the pen (especially if you get a fine nib). view less