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Aurora Optima 365 Feed -- Deep Red Ebonite


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Today I took delivery of this Aurora Optima 365 in brown marble. It appears to be in excellent condition, though I have not yet inked it up after an initial flushing. The pen came to me in a box for an entirely different Aurora pen which, while annoying, was not horrible. I pretty much expected that from the sales listing anyway, and I've been on the lookout for just this model so it didn't bother me. What I didn't expect was the deep red ebonite feed. Is this feed color correct for this pen? Does it matter. It does have the correct 18k gold nib. Thanks.

 

EDIT UPDATE -- I asked this question after quite a bit of searching first and not finding an answer. Subsequently, of course, I found the Nibsmith video review which showed the red feed. Got my answer. Thanks anyway. Very happy to have this pen, needless to say.

 

Marc

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Hi Mark, I owned many Optima and some of the got red or brown ebonite feed, I think depends by hard rubber rods they have available, found in different versions randomly fitted so my thought is the is not a real reason

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Is it solid red/brown or surface discoloration of the originally black ebonite?

I have a few Montblanc pens with ebonite feeds who have turned to a brownish tint. Most likely due to the use of an ultra sonic cleaner some time ago.

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Michael

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Hi Mark, I owned many Optima and some of the got red or brown ebonite feed, I think depends by hard rubber rods they have available, found in different versions randomly fitted so my thought is the is not a real reason

 

 

Thanks. That's good to know. I'd like to swap in a Medium nib unit if I can find one, so it sounds like it won't matter what color the feed is.

 

Marc

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Is it solid red/brown or surface discoloration of the originally black ebonite?

 

I have a few Montblanc pens with ebonite feeds who have turned to a brownish tint. Most likely due to the use of an ultra sonic cleaner some time ago.

 

Cheers

 

Michael

 

Thanks, Michael. I don't have a lot of experience seeing ebonite coloring to be an expert judge, but it looks to me like it's solidly colored and not something that has changed color due to exposure. The pen also appears to have gotten little if any use anyway.

 

Marc

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Great find! Enjoy!

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