Officine Meccaniche Armando Simoni, and it became known by the acronym O.M.A.S.
One of Simoni's earliest pen inspirations was the famous Arte Italiana, with 12 facets reminiscent
of the Doric columns that also inspired the Eversharp pens. The Arte Italiana became a world
renowned classic that endured for decades in the luxury pen market.
He was later recognized as Cavaliere della Corona d’Italia - Knight of the Italian Crown - and thereafter was known as Il Cavaliere.