Aurora Optima Fountain Pen
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mmortal like the Classic Italian Song, symbol of the “Bel Paese” in the world, Aurora is proud to show you a collection that will definitely be an “evergreen”.
Piston fill, large ebonite feed - this substantial fountain pen is sure to make a great impression.
"The materials of this pen - in the case of the O’ Sole Mio black acrylic and marbled orange auroloide - are substantial, and beautiful. The Pro Gear acrylic barrel is lightweight in comparison. The walls of the Optima barrel are thick, and you can feel it in your hand."
Aurora has much to celebrate these days. The fountain pen community continues to grow and with more transparency, people are embracing this fine Italian brand that is quickly approaching 100 years in 2019. Their company has experienced double turnover in 2017, as informed Fountain Pen enthusiasts look to invest their hard-earned dollars in quality instruments with lasting value.
The famous song O’ Sole Mio, we’ve come to learn, is a celebration of the sun and that special sunny day. As Aurora enjoys this sunny period, they have introduced a pen with a familiar color and pattern. The crackled orange material was first introduced in the late 90s with their successful limited production Optima Sole. The Sole revolutionized the collectors market, as the color was quite striking for a more conservative industry most known for blue and black pens. The sole color and material were later launched in a mini Optima series and most recently found quick success with the popular 888 Sole, which is the first 88 style in a color different than black. All models have been completely sold out!
The Aurora Sole Mio is different than the previous models, as it’s two-tone and features a black cap with the signature Sole body. The series is available in ballpoint, rollerball and fountain pen. The fountain pen is piston-filled and comes equipped with the proprietary 14k nib that is available is standard extra-fine, fine, medium and broad. Special sizes like stub, BB and italic are available, but are often backordered for a month or so.
The Sole is a standard series and comes with moderate pricing, particularly for a piston fountain pen with a 14k nib and ebonite feed that is 100% made in Italy.
Proprietary handmade Aurora nibs:
* solid 14k
* eleven stage die casting process
* rhodium plated and molded writing tip
* hand-turned ebonite ink feed
*special feature – removable nib section – the nib section can be unscrewed from the grip area of the pen. This feature allows for thorough cleaning and maintenance of the nib and barrel.
Piston filling system –
* rear knob accesses plunger filling system
* large capacity for ink in the barrel chamber
* Clear ink window
* Hidden ink reservoir – secondary ink chamber serves as a spare ink tank.
* decorative engraving on the nib
* Laser engraved ring and lacquer filled etching
* historical trademark engraved on the barrel
* fountain pen in Aurora gift box
Also available in Ballpoint.