Aurora Talentum

Aurora Talentum

Despite having a visit with Aurora a number of years ago, it was not until I came across the Talentum in 2010 that I added an Aurora fountain pen to my collection. I have the black with rhodium trim with a medium italic nib and a black with gold plate with a broad nib. Both are very good writers.

The Talentum, issued in 2000, is part of the new millennium by Aurora. That is, the past and future, tradition and innovation blended together in a pen of modern design with technical precision.

Aurora certainly got it right with this pen. The nib and the size of the body was the first draw.

The pen is what I consider a large size pen so it fits comfortably in my hand. The original press releases from Aurora targeted this pen to the "young modern manager".  Although the "young" may not be a match to me, this is a pens that looks very appropriate in the world of business.

Later the Finesse line was issued. It is the same pen, but in a slimmer size. The target was the young female market.

Aurora Talentum

The pen is what I consider a large size pen so it fits comfortably in my hand. The original press releases from Aurora targeted this pen to the "young modern manager".  Although the "young" may not be a match to me, this is a pens that looks very appropriate in the world of business.

Later the Finesse line was issued. It is the same pen, but in a slimmer size. The target was the young female market.

Aurora Talentum ClipI think the clip has an elegant style.  It greats the eye with a single smooth curve, with a rounded "ball" end. This shows very smartly, for example, when the pen is clipped in a shirt pocket.

There is enough metal at the end of the cap so it looks like the clip was meant to be attached to the pen. It has a very secure feel. The clip it self is "stiff" and you will not have to worry about the pen not being secure when you clip it into a shirt pocket.

I have held this pen in my hand and the clip just feels good to the touch.

The pen uses a converter for ink so there are lots of options for ink in this model. Get those bottles of Aurora Black or Blue ink ready!

Aurora Talentum

The body of the pen is a smooth, shinny black resin. I have two of these pens. One with a silver tone trim and another with gold plate trim. In both, the pen looks good.

Aurora TalentumFor the pen with the silver-tone trim, the nib is a 14 carat gold nib with rhodium treatment, and I selected the Italic Medium. Aurora is one of the manufacturers that produces its own nibs and when I visited with Aurora I spent a fair amount of time in that section of the factory. Aurora makes a full section of nibs for this pen ranging from an Extra Fine up to a Broad Oblique.

Both nibs write very smoothly. The Italic Medium nib requires the pen to help at the correct angle to the paper, so if you are thinking of this pen, do try it out to make sure it will be right for you.

For my gold-trim pen, the pen comes with a 14 carat gold nib, in gold tones. My gold tone has a beautiful broad nib. Very smooth.

Aurora lists the Talentum as one of its "everyday" lines of pens. It is available in a variety of models. Chrome caps, sold black with gold plated or chrome trim. In addition to black there were a number of solid colours offered including yellow and red. The black is available in the regular resin body as well black resin with opque "soft touch" rubber coating.

The pen has also been issued with a chrome cap with black or light blue resin barrel, with chrome trim; or, with a chrome cap with yellow or pink resin barrel, with chrome trim or as I have acquired, the classic black resin body with chrome trim. There was also issued a Finesse line, slightly thiner in body width, in pin resin with chrome trim.

 

 

Aurora Talentum

Aurora, a company with a long established reputation. For almost one hundred years, Aurora is linked with a high level of quality, classic good design. They create pens that speak to Italian craftsmanship.

Aurora first produced fountain pens in 1919.

The company is known for being able to balance the need for modern designs and classic traditional looks.

I had the pleasure of visiting the Aurora factory and seeing their production facilities and talking with Aurora about their pens and products.

Also, don't pass on their ink. Aurora Black is probably the best black ink you can have.