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Aurora Firenze review


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#1 Tienlong

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 04:38

Aurora Firenze... when I first lay hands on this pen we really bonded. Medium sized pen, well balance even with the elaborate gold overlay.

Nib: 18K gold nib, M writes more like a fine, and it has a nice flex, but when i first tried this pen it had a little scratch and from my experience with Aurora that seemed to be an issue with a lot of the 18k M or F nib. After breaking in Firenze it wrote like butter.

8/10

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 04:49

Body:

I really liked the porportions. Firenze's body is well balanced, built in convertor. With the cap posted it's boarder line top heavy, without the cap it's a little too light for me. The cap is a screw on... which caused me some problems. The gold overlay's glue wore off so when I screw or unscrew the gold overlay turns with the thread which is a little annoying. That also happened to the Montegrappa's that i've written with. Thinking of solutions to that problem... any suggestions?

6/10

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 04:57

even though the cap is a little flaw, I LOVE THE CAP. And Aurora built-in convertor fills like a well. Aurora Firenze Solid pen, good price for a LP and to me the cap's inspiring.

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 08:37

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Gorgeous red!
Enjoy!!!!

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 01:22

Nice review!

If I'm not mistaken, the pen is a true piston filler as opposed to a captive converter.

As to the cap, I'd send it to Aurora's Customer Service folks. In the US, it's Kenro. Here's the info for the person I've dealt with there:

Danny Lowe
Project Coordinator
Kenro Industries
393 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 2
Mineola, NY 11501
O - 516-741-0011
F - 516-741-0125
dlowe@kenroindustries.com

Enjoy your great pen, and thanks for sharing!


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#6 325irollin

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 03:22

expensive!

nice review!

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 04:56

Hi,

Aurora pens are true piston fillers. smile.gif It's one of the more solid and robust mechanisms there are out there. IMO It's a step up from a Pelikan in general piston mechanism quality. smile.gif

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:07

QUOTE (Tienlong @ Feb 23 2007, 05:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Aurora Firenze... when I first lay hands on this pen we really bonded. Medium sized pen, well balance even with the elaborate gold overlay.

Nib: 18K gold nib, M writes more like a fine, and it has a nice flex, but when i first tried this pen it had a little scratch and from my experience with Aurora that seemed to be an issue with a lot of the 18k M or F nib. After breaking in Firenze it wrote like butter.

8/10


Just a question. Do you feel that the Firenze is better balanced (unposted) than the normal 88 (unposted)?






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