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Aurora Talentum

I have visited the majority of the Italian pen manufacturers. Aurora was one of the first I visited. My first Aurora fountain pen is the Talentum, in black with rhodium trim, fitted with a medium italic nib. I like the pen so much I added another, this one with gold trim and a broad nib.

The Talentum, released in 2000 is part of a new millennium for Aurora. They certainly got it right with this pen. The nib and body size was the first draw. The pen fits comfortably in my hand. Aurora targeted the Talentum as being a pen for the "young modern manager". Although "young" may not be an exact match for me, I was still impressed with the pen. Later the Finesse Line was issued. Basically the same pen but slimmer. That pen was targeted at the young female market.

The Aurora Talentum body width is a good 1/2" and I like the substantial feel when holding the pen. The pen itself is just under 5 1/2 inches in length, with the cap posted it is 6 1/4". This is very similar to the Pelikan M800 which I also find a very comfortable size and a pen that is a benchmark in terms of size for the larger modern pen of today.

I particularly like the clip as it has an elegant style. A single smooth curve with a rounded "ball" at the end. This shows very well 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 and not an after thought. 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.

The pen uses a ink converter/cartridge ink filling mechanims.

The body is a smooth, shinny black resin. With the silver tone trim the pen has a very classy appearance.

The pen is fitted with aa 14 Kt gold nib. In one it is a nib with rhodium treatment the other a gold nib with gold tone treatement. Aurora is one of the few 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.

Aurora lists the Talentum as one of its "everyday" lines of pens. It is available in a variety of models.

Aurora Talentum

 

Aurora Tantentum

 

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