Minerva by Omas Pen Set – Wet Noodle/ Super Flex

20170124_17494420170124_174704

Minerva by Omas Pen Set – Wet Noodle/ Super Flex (SEE PRICE HERE)

Miverva was a sub brand of Omas. The Minerva pens were made with the same quality as that of the main brand of Omas itself. Here we have an amazing set of Minerva lever filling made of black celluloid probably produced in the 30s. Both pens have some light scratching throughout the bodies. The gold filled trim looks pretty good with very little brassing. There is a small nick in the lever of the larger pen. The clip on the smaller pen is loose but still fastened to the cap. The faux alligator leather case is in decent condition. It still clicks shut well, but there is some wear on the top of the case. The nibs, specs, and pictures I will deal with separately.

Large Pen

The 14kt. Minerva nib is a beautiful wet writing F that is soft and springy. Unfortunately, some goober at some point attempted to remove the nib improperly and put a little bit of bend in the back side of the nib (see pic). It does not at all affect the functionality of the pen. It’s just a cosmetic imperfection. It has excellent, juicy flex that goes up to 1.8mm (BBB). It’s not quite a wet noodle, but it is getting close.

Small Pen

This Minerva nib is a beautiful XF with soft flex. It has a range of XF (0.3mm) to BB (1.6mm). It is fabulously responsive. It is not a paint brush wet noodle, but it is quite soft and the quality and crispness of the flex is very high and thus wet noodle grade.

SIZE: (LARGE) 5 1/8″ Capped; (SMALL)

NIB: (LARGE) Miverva 585, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm)  SUPER FLEX;

           (SMALL) Minerva 585, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.6mm) WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Pen cap and body polished
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Ink sac replaced
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

20170124_175259 20170124_175213

LARGE PEN

20170124_174735 20170124_174802 20170124_174745 20170124_174818 20170124_174829 20170124_174908

SMALL PEN

20170124_175014 20170124_175024 20170124_175035 20170124_175045 20170124_175053 20170124_175132

 (SEE PRICE HERE)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s