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Spadefan

Lets see your Omegas

Here are some notes on Omega.  Mostly from TD as usual, thanks TD.

Mastercraft was importing the ALPHA from 1972 ff.
What better name than OMEGA?..  
What year ?... 1975/6/7/ best I recall….td

Omega is equivalent in Quality with Silver Duke/Starfire. Its real qualities come from its uniqueness as does the Freehand's.  The Freehand is with Hillcrest in quality in my opinion.   That probably puts Royalton at the top of the list.....   Td

Omega was a copy of a well pipe imported from Italy and produced starting in abt 1975.(RJM History)


John, We/Grabow "monkeyed around" with the color and carving on the Omega. There are some strange "scrappers" out there.  Early Omega smooth was purple.... That's a start...  td

Made smooth, several different carvings, and sandblast

M/C was STRICTLY an importer of pipes and pipe related merchandise. In 74' when M/C moved from NYC to NC …..Now the connection. Since M/C and Grabow shared a building, and I was an employee of Grabow we compared notes. Grabow copied a BUNCH of M/C items fully with my help and some skills I had developed.
First was Omega...A copy of a well pipe made by Federico Rovera(FERO.com)……TD

I'll go first:
TigerJack

I have a couple, G'Day

ozark southpaw

Spadefan

Here is some more info on the Omega and a request.

Omegas have been made in at least 3 sizes to my knowledge; 47, 37 and 67....JoeMan

Ive read there were sandblasted Grabow Omegas.  Never seen a picture of one that I recall.  Maybe some one on the forum has one and can post a pic.
pipesbywhitney

My old one from parts:

JoeMan

I have 2, but we're away camping.  If this one is still active by Friday/Saturday, I'll add mine.  

Nice Omegas thus far, gents!
Oldredbeard

This is all of mine I think. Rolling Eyes I only have 2 sizes.

Spadefan

That marbled color stem is awesome, homemade?
ozark southpaw

JoeMan wrote:
I have 2, but we're away camping.  If this one is still active by Friday/Saturday, I'll add mine.  

Nice Omegas thus far, gents!


I hope someone is getting your mail !! Shocked
JoeMan

ozark southpaw wrote:
JoeMan wrote:
I have 2, but we're away camping.  If this one is still active by Friday/Saturday, I'll add mine.  

Nice Omegas thus far, gents!


I hope someone is getting your mail !! Shocked


Nice catch, Ed! They did...I stopped home (we are not camping far away), and the olive pipe set is spectacular!!!!!  More on that later when I can spend some time with it.   Very Happy
Oldredbeard

Spadefan wrote:
That marbled color stem is awesome, homemade?


Yes sir. It was a pen blank I had that I didn't think I would ever use on a pen.  Cool
Dave G

My Omega-Warden

kyrob

Omega-Warden?  Holy cow!  Sweet!
JoeMan

Just these two...

vwdeano

JoeMan wrote:
Just these two...



Those look pretty spiffy, Joe.  Good stuff.
Sean

Had more than a few but this is the one that stayed. I really enjoy it.

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