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THE BEAUTIFUL NIB OF AURORA KONA



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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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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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Wow, the nib reminds me of a squid's head. :)

 

I think it's cool, though I would probably own at most one of them.

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I like it, anyone used one?

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

 

 

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Love it! Particularly the Titanium finish one.

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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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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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