I did not expect anything that could interest me, until I saw a nice roller pen from Aurora. I asked inside to the gentle woman who was running the shop and the first surprise was that a fountain version existed.
The next surprise was that the pen looked actually essential and fine, just a bit retro.
Here are the pictures ot the pen:
The name of the pen should be Aurora E12 and the next surprise was the price:
44 euros including a rechargeable ink bladder.
What else? I first tried the pen with the standard cartridge provided and I was fully satisfied. The nib seems to be a medium size, the size of the pen itself is perfect and no frills. The ink flow is regular, just need to open the cap carefully as it is a bit stiff (probably because it is new) and some ink drops may fall.
I'm not completely happy about the ink bladder provided, but need to test it a bit more. At the moment I am using a black Aurora ink.
The bottom line: a very nice pen to start with. I will have to repair my Omas to assess the difference with what was to me a very good FP.
Any comments from other owners are welcome.
Edited by MYU, 25 October 2008 - 05:01.