Published: Nov 9, 2019 by
The TWSBI Aurora is a elusive pen, it was available for only a few hours as the first limited edition from TWSBI that is numbered and only 100 where made. This pen is on top of my grail pen list and thanks to the great Jon Rabbet and his service pensharing.com I got to try and use her for a month.
The pen arrived in the classic TWSBI box but this on came with a black sleeve with the company logo embossed in gold. The box is clear and the manual is printed in a green paper. As you open the box, a tiny silicone grease tub and the famous TWSBI wrench. When I took the pen in my hands, my mind was filled with the classic sound of Link getting the Master Sword.
First thing I’ve done was to disassemble hew to admire its interiors. The parts inside are the same of the 580 and the nib is a black number 5 that suits the pen perfectly. The piston rod is made of aluminium and the piston is where they decide to engrave the pen number, this one was number 73. I found interesting that they added two o-rings to the nib collar and after applying silicone grease where it is needed, it was time to ink her up.
My ink of choice was Diamine Bloody Brexit, a deep blue that I was also using for the first time but I felt that this ink deserves a broader nib.
This pen has everything I like in a fountain pen, flat top, piston filler, transparent ink window, smooth transition from body to section, smooth threads and a lovely flair before the nib. The resin is stunning and translucent so you can see the whole ink against the light. The only thing I thing that I would change to make this pen perfect, is that it deserved a number 6 nib.
This pen is the biggest regret as a collector as I passed on her when I had a chance. But thanks to the brilliant idea, generosity and courage of Jon Rabbet when he created pensharing.com, I could rent this pen. Wonderful isn’t it?
- Length capped – 14cm
- Length uncapped – 13cm
- Length posted – 16.5cm
- Diameter at its widest point – 6cm
- Diameter at the section– 4cm