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Wait.. That's A Twsbi? Twsbi Aurora

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#1 penzel_washinkton

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 10:07

So, lazy Sunday here and was just swiping through my IG feeds and caught a glimpse of a green acrylic pen that got me interested.

Was thinking probably an Italian manufacturer that I follo or Moonman related pen but was nicely surprised that the it came from the official TWSBI Instagram.

 

They are calling it the Aurora and will be a Limited Edition pen released on 18th of March (tomorrow!) so for those interested can prepare their wallet. Flat top and bottom, green swirly acrylic and a piston filler.

The price is defined though at $100 which will make this the most priciest TWSBI pen ever released CMIIW.

 

Here is the picture of the pen along with the TWSBI home link:

 

https://www.twsbi.com/

 

(photo courtesy of TWSBI)

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#2 Andrea_R

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 22:19

the model name is being the subject of a fervent discussion in the italian forum. Someone claimed Twsbi copied Aurora. Personallly I dont see any resemblance with any Aurora pen



#3 Driften

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 04:00

That is a really nice looking pen. I think it's a big step up for TWSBI.



#4 jchch1950

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 07:16

Aurora is a brand name but also it has a meaning in Spanish: dawn or sun rise.

#5 Mongoosey

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 07:25

Is definitely a step up in design.  I like it.  The price is a little high, but I like.

 

I'd like to see this version with a #6 size nib, too.



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 19:48

I agree about the price.  OTOH, it is a very nice looking pen.  Too bad that it's an LE and not part of their regular lineup. 

Any clue what the size/weight is going to be?  Or if they're going to do other colors in future?  I'd love to see one of these in blue.  Or purple, or even red.

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#7 Mongoosey

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 21:17

I imagine it's lighter like their other piston fillers.  I'm glad they went in that direction instead of a Vac filler, which is too heavy for my preferences.

 

If the price is that high it better be made of a resin that doesn't crack.

 

I think it's one of their best designs, though clearly inspired by the Aurora pens, but they're not being quiet about that fact lol.

 

But I say it's about time someone made an affordable version of those aurora pen designs.  I love the shape of Aurora Pen sections, and not many pen manufactures use that section shape of a straight taper with a healthy flare/lip that contours well.  

 

This pen just jumped to a "must-have" on my list, but I'm content to wait especially because of the price, and I wouldn't mind seeing a Demonstrator version either, though this present color is fantastic.



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 22:34

 

I think it's one of their best designs, though clearly inspired by the Aurora pens, but they're not being quiet about that fact lol.

 

 

it clearly isnt inspired by any Aurora pen. I dont see any resemblance



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 22:51

there is a very slight resemblance in the shape of the section with the ink window, probably if they had called it the Sunrise no one would have noticed...



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 23:00

it clearly isnt inspired by any Aurora pen. I dont see any resemblance

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 00:35

TWSBI threads are too sharp for me. So far. I will be curious about these, if someone would care to comment on them.

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 01:18

LOL  That is totally inspired by Aurora Optima pens.  Even TWSBI isn't trying to fool themselves on it.  

 

Both have a similar section shape,

Both have a similar ink window.  

Both have the same flat tops.

Both are piston fillers.

 

There's definitely differences, but you overzealous kooks are full of hogwash claiming it has no semblance.  I had to spit out that bunk to the side after reading such responses lol.  Italians   :rolleyes:.

 

I myself have been looking for an affordable version of the Aurora Optima and/or 88, and this TWSBI Aurora is right on target, and I would have thought so despite the name.

 

Though I also agree I'd like to see a #6 nib on it for easy replacement, but I don't mind that #5 version, which I believe is the same as that on the 580.



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 07:41

But I say it's about time someone made an affordable version of those aurora pen designs.

  • I can't see the supposed resemblance to the Aurora Optima.
  • I can't say I feel the same way about making any particular recognisable (or even iconic) design more accessible price-wise as if 'exclusivity' is a bad thing for 'the hobby'.

Let's give each other due respect, and approach discussion rigorously. We're all peers and equals here as fellow hobbyists, with common interests in the acquisition and use of fountain pens, but not necessarily any shared values, and no obligation to offer each other moral support for one's narrative or position.
 

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#14 Andrea_R

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 09:30

LOL  That is totally inspired by Aurora Optima pens.  Even TWSBI isn't trying to fool themselves on it.  

 

Both have a similar section shape,

Both have a similar ink window.  

Both have the same flat tops.

Both are piston fillers.

 

There's definitely differences, but you overzealous kooks are full of hogwash claiming it has no semblance.  I had to spit out that bunk to the side after reading such responses lol.  Italians   :rolleyes:.

 

I myself have been looking for an affordable version of the Aurora Optima and/or 88, and this TWSBI Aurora is right on target, and I would have thought so despite the name.

 

Though I also agree I'd like to see a #6 nib on it for easy replacement, but I don't mind that #5 version, which I believe is the same as that on the 580.

Guess Ill take these as compliments.

 

Id suggest you take a look at pens that were actually inspired or copycat of another model.

 

The Extra and the Doric, the 88 and the 51, old Wancher models and the Dolcevita and the Lamy2000. 



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 12:15

  • I can't see the supposed resemblance to the Aurora Optima.
  • I can't say I feel the same way about making any particular recognisable (or even iconic) design more accessible price-wise as if 'exclusivity' is a bad thing for 'the hobby'.

It's a good thing for those with less money.

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 15:03

I can see how someone can see the semblance between this and the Aurora Optima but personally I think the TWSBI is more appealing due to the patterned acrylic being applied to the whole body.



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 17:11

 

The price is defined though at $100 which will make this the most priciest TWSBI pen ever released

Justified or Veblen goods?


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#18 Andrea_R

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 17:48

Justified or Veblen goods?

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 18:56

There's definitely a semblance to the optima.  Not a copycat, but inspired.

 

I like it a lot.  The best looking TWSBI model I've seen.  I can't wait to pick one up.



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 19:01

I can see how someone can see the semblance between this and the Aurora Optima but personally I think the TWSBI is more appealing due to the patterned acrylic being applied to the whole body.

 

The acrylic they used is very nice.  I looked on the TWSBI Website and the Aurora is the only pen that states it uses Acrylic.  I wonder if they used a different material this time.

 

It looks like a more EDC friendly Optima.  I love the Optima, but carrying around a $500 pen isn't the most EDC friendly.  I prefer something less expensive for EDC.  This TWSBI Aurora's a great Aurora alternative for such.







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