on saleAurora 88 Fountain Pen - Black Mamba (Limited Edition)

Product Code AU-880-NN-F

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MSRP $795.00

Black Mamba

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Aurora is proud to launch a new Limited Edition Black Mamba Fountain pen with revisited guilloché "grana di riso" and 18kt black solid gold nib, with satin ruthenium trims.

Determination, speed of execution, and effectiveness are all aspects of the Black Mamba that inspired this pen. Intrigued by the color of the Black Mamba’s jaws and the texture of the Black Mamba’s skin, the inspiration was found for the guilloche pattern of the cap, barrel and bottom.

Manufactured in Turino, Italy, the Aurora 88 Black Mamba is one of the newest in Aurora’s line of limited edition, individually numbered fountain pens. Originally designed in the 1950’s, Aurora has spent the last 60+ years refining the 88’s timeless design. The nib is a heavily engraved 18k gold nib that has been plated in black, with a handturned ebonite feed.

The piston filler on this pen features Aurora’s exclusive Hidden Reservoir fill system, which gives you just a bit of extra ink so you don’t run dry mid-thought. When it is starting to run dry, just twist the piston knob a couple times to release the extra ink.

Each Aurora 88 Black Mamba comes in a beautiful gift box. Aurora only produced 888 of these pens and each one is individually numbered.

Technical Specs

Fountain Pens

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

Body Material
Cap Rotations

For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.

Cap Type

How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).

Compatible inks & refills

Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.

Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism

How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.

Grip Material
Nib Size
Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad
Nib Color
Nib Material
18kt Gold

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.


Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

Diameter - Body
13.8mm (0.54in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
15.1mm (0.59in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
19.9mm (0.78in)
Diameter - Grip

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

9.7mm (0.38in)
Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

129.6mm (5.10in)
Length - Cap
62.8mm (2.47in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

21.8mm (0.86in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
136.5mm (5.37in)
Length - Overall (Posted)

When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.

156.4mm (6.16in)
Weight - Body
14.0g (0.49oz)
Weight - Cap
7.0g (0.25oz)
Weight - Overall
21.0g (0.74oz)
Max Ink Capacity - Piston Vac

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using the built-in piston or vacuum filling mechanism.


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