Omas Limited Edition Phoenix Plated Fountain Pen With Diamonds
February 25, 2014 7 Comments
Have you seen this $48,000 Omas pen? It’s reduced from $60,000 so I suppose that makes it a bargain.
$48,000! Google tells me that’s £28,742.50. That’s a lot of money when you can buy a perfectly good Pilot V-Pen for £7.76. I could buy a really snazzy car for that or, more to the point, a whole stable of hot motorbikes. Or even enough used pens to fill my workshop to the roof. I’d have them but I couldn’t work on them because I couldn’t get in.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say, but for me that’s one very ugly pen. It’s bulbous, the colours are garish and the clip looks like the handle of a teapot. In the sales-speak blurb they say “The highly original clip is inspired by movement and harmony.” Yeah? Well so’s my dog’s hind leg, the one he lifts at every lamp-post.
There are some comments on the page that are highly amusing.
Is this kind of thing good for our hobby or does it expose it to ridicule? What do you think?