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THE BEAUTIFUL NIB OF AURORA KONA


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#1 gicoteni

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 22:01

In 1980 AURORA, in collaboration with GIORGETTO GIUGIARO, a famous Italian designer (Alfa Romeo, Maserati cars and Nikon cameras, for example) produced KONA pens.
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The line, inspired by a tapered fluted Doric Greek column, included Fountain Pen, Ballpoint Pen and Rollerball Pen; the fountain pen is cartridge or convertor filled, with an original 14 k gold nib that reminds me the old ink quill or (remaining in the classical theme) the point of a lance; the longitudinal grooves on its surface give it an elegant light\shade effect. Note also, in the reverse picture, the design of the feed.

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The pen was produced in titanium finish (the first Italian pen using this material), red lacquer and black lacquer, all with gold filled trims.

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Edited by gicoteni, 17 March 2008 - 22:05.


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#2 greencobra

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 14:54

Interesting, to say the least. I'm not warming up to it at all.

I hope Mr. Giugiaro doesn't go to work for Stipula any time soon.
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#3 Deirdre

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 17:28

Wow, the nib reminds me of a squid's head. smile.gif

I think it's cool, though I would probably own at most one of them.
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 23:04

I like it, anyone used one?
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:29

I appreciate the design elements individually. Once they are put together, they don't work for me.


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Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:30

Love it! Particularly the Titanium finish one.
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:27

Is it a rare pen?

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:44

Is it a rare pen?

Not IMO, it does come up for sale every now and then.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 22:51

Anybody know which convertor fits the Kona ?

I tried the convertor in my Talentum, but no joy.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:20

Anybody know which convertor fits the Kona ?

I tried the convertor in my Talentum, but no joy.


Slim barrel, you can try with Hastil's one, should fits.
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#11 raillink

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 21:01

Anybody know which convertor fits the Kona ?

I tried the convertor in my Talentum, but no joy.


Slim barrel, you can try with Hastil's one, should fits.


Thanks, Sanpei !









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