a Stub nib.
The pen itself arrived in a black velvet covered metal clam-shell case, rather subdued and a throwback to earlier times. The small size Aurora 88 is a cartridge/converter pen and there was no converter or cartridges included but one thing I certainly don't lack are Aurora/Parker/ST Dupont cartridges and converters, so that was not an issue.
The pen itself is the classic modern Aurora 88 cigar shape:
with a plastic section that is long and gently tapered and a snap on cap.
The overall size is what I would call Classic midsize. Here it is between an OMAS Milord and a Signum Orione.
It's the nib though that moves this pen from the "Really Nice" category to "WOW!"
Even though this is a relatively small nib it puts down a luscious line with good variation.
If like me you want a nice pen that is reliable, pretty and that puts down a line with character, this should be one pen to consider.