The Aurora pen company has been around since 1919, an impressive feat on itself. The Optima, a smaller pen with a distinctive flattop design, was introduced in 1930, and has been one of the flagship pens for the brand ever since, along with the Ottantotto (similar design, but with rounded finials).
What's also unique are the custom materials they use for most of their pens: Auroloide, a more modern kind of celluloid that is supposed to be more stable (If you saw Inglorious Bastards, those film reels burning vigorously: ... Celluloid!).
|Limited to only 360 pieces worldwide, the few that still remain probably won't last long!|
|L to R: Pelikan M400, Pelikan M805, Aurora Monviso, Lamy 2000, Lamy Safari.|
|Not everyday you see a red ebonite feed, especially on modern pens!|
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