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.
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.
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)
- 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