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About the Opus 88 Picnic

The Opus 88 Picnic fountain pen comes with translucent resin and a high end eyedropper system. The pen has been fitted with a German stainless steel nib. Choose from one of the great color options. Buy your Opus 88 Koloro fountain pen today!

Product Specifications
Length: 5.75 in.
Posted Length: 6.5 in.
Diameter: 0.6 in.
Weight: 0.7 oz.
Nib Material: Stainless Steel
Fill Mechanism: Eye Dropper
Cartridge Type: Bottled Ink

Available Sizes & Colors
  • Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pens - Blue - Fine (Stainless Steel nib)
  • Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pens - Blue - Medium (Stainless Steel nib)
  • Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pens - Blue - Broad (Stainless Steel nib)
  • Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pens - Brown - Fine (Stainless Steel nib)
  • Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pens - Brown - Medium (Stainless Steel nib)
  • Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pens - Brown - Broad (Stainless Steel nib)
  • Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pens - Green - Fine (Stainless Steel nib)
  • Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pens - Green - Medium (Stainless Steel nib)
  • Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pens - Green - Broad (Stainless Steel nib)
  • Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pens - Purple - Fine (Stainless Steel nib)
  • Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pens - Purple - Medium (Stainless Steel nib)
  • Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pens - Purple - Broad (Stainless Steel nib)
The Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pens usually ships within 1 business day unless otherwise specified.


Guaranteed Quality
Each Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pens we sell is guaranteed to be genuine, authentic and will arrive brand new & unused!
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Opus 88 Picnic Reviews

quality:
quality rating 4 out of 5
function:
function rating 4 out of 5
style:
style rating 4 out of 5
value:
value value 4 out of 5
Overall rating:
4.3
out of 5
(5 reviews)

 
It appears that the manufacturer has corrected one of the few complaints about the whole OPUS 88 line - the number of turns required to cap/uncap the pen. The pen I received has reduced the turns from 4 to 2. I assume this change will be standard from here on out. This makes an excellent pen even better.

Auburn, WA
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 5 out of 5
function:
function rating 5 out of 5
style:
style rating 5 out of 5
value:
value value 5 out of 5
Nice, easy to use pen. Holds a lot of ink, easy to fill. Despite being stainless steel, smooth writing nib. I'd definitely recommend it.

Oceanside, NY
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 5 out of 5
function:
function rating 5 out of 5
style:
style rating 5 out of 5
value:
value value 5 out of 5
Complete disappointment. I ordered a medium, at most (even by Japanese standards), I would consider this nib to be a fine. Second, with first use ink has leaked into the threaded section on the bottom of the pen and I now need to figure out how to disassemble to clean. My problem is with the section below the end cap through which the plunger assembly passes. The plunger rod slides through an assembly that is threaded into the end of the pen.

Plainsboro, NJ
overall: 3 out of 5
overall rating 3 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2 out of 5
function:
function rating 2 out of 5
style:
style rating 2 out of 5
value:
value value 2 out of 5
Pluses: (1) Filling mechanism: This is, as far as I know, a completely new sort of eyedropper-filling mechanism. A plunger prevents burping. I don't entirely understand how it works, but it does. It's novel and it's nifty. (2) Design: If you like the traditional cigar shape (as I do), this pen has a very appealing design. I only wish there were some other choices in colors. (3) Feel: Though not a long pen, it is proportionately on the thick side, which makes it comfortable for hands of middling to large size. Well-balanced with the cap posted, but long enough that it can be used with the cap unposted. (4) Ink flow is good: I have had no problem with getting the pen started upon uncapping, apart from times when the upper reservoir needed refilling.

Minuses: (1) The nib of the specimen that I got was very scratchy—not just noisy but decidedly rough-feeling. I could detect no misalignment in the tines. A brief application of Micromesh has reduced the scratchiness to a tolerable level (I take it no further for fear of inducing baby's bottom). (2) To keep the ink flowing through a long stretch of writing, one has to adjust the plunger to let more ink into the upper reservoir. This is not difficult to do, but it does require some learning and care, as doing it incorrectly will cause a discharge ink out the nib. (3) The cap requires almost three full turns to remove from the barrel, which is a bit of a bother.

Cambridge, MA
overall: 4 out of 5
overall rating 4 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 4 out of 5
function:
function rating 4 out of 5
style:
style rating 4 out of 5
value:
value value 4 out of 5
These pens are rather nifty. The colors are vibrant and the end cap/finial is crystal clear. The nibs are extremely smooth for a steel nib. Highly recommend.

Oklahoma City, OK
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 5 out of 5
function:
function rating 5 out of 5
style:
style rating 5 out of 5
value:
value value 5 out of 5
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FAQs about the Opus 88 Picnic

Q:
Is the nib a #5 or #6?
Asked on Apr 15 2018 by Rick Marolt
A:
The Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pens use a #5 nib.
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Opus 88 Picnic Video



Video Script

This is the Opus 88 Koloro Picnic Fountain Pen. It comes in a gray cardboard sleeve, the Opus 88 logo is embossed in a silver color on the top. That cardboard sleeve slides off and there is another cardboard box for the pen, with the Opus 88 logo. This box has a black leather texture on the exterior. Magnetic hinge at the front, and that lid lifts open. There is information about Opus 88 included with the pen. There is also a glass eye dropper for the pen. It is just a small eye dropper. Also, of course, we have the Opus 88 Koloro Picnic Series Fountain Pen.

This is a clear demonstrator pen where you can see through the cap and barrel of the pen. The interior is machined, so it has a bit of a frosted look on the inside. The outside exterior of the pen has a nice and glossy and polished. You can see the polished finish real well on the top of the cap and the end of the barrel of the pen. Both of those are just nice, polished pieces. Silver trim on the pen. It has a ring at the top that attaches the clip on the pen. At the bottom of the cap is Opus 88 logo printed on the pen. And another silver ring matching at the bottom of the barrel. The cap on the pen is threaded. It unscrews and it can be posted on the end of the barrel of the pen, if you would like. It has a stainless steel German nib with the Opus 88 logo engraved, and a black feed on the backside.

The Opus 88 Picnic is an eye dropper pen. It has a high end eye dropper system built into it. So, the section on the pen unscrews at the front and this allows you to fill the pen with ink. It also has a small O-ring at the front, which keeps the pen sealed so that it won't leak. And then there is a knob at the end of the barrel to control a piston or an actuator inside the barrel of the pen. This knob allows you to slide the piston out so you can fill the pen, and then you push that back up. This agitates the ink and burps it so there is no problem with burping or anything like that while using the pen. It works really well and the pen holds a lot of ink. Just a great fountain pen. Get your Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pen at PenChalet.com!
Retail: $99.00
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