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

Product Code AU-888-N-M

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MSRP $1095.00

Black Demo

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Combining timeless design with modern materials, the Limited Edition Aurora 88 Black Demonstrator is a sight to see. Trimmed with matte black hardware, this fresh take on a classic pen comes with a blacked out 18k gold nib and Aurora’s exclusive Hidden Reservoir filling system.

Manufactured in Turino, Italy, the Aurora 88 Black Demonstrator 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 matte black. The clear body trimmed with black builds on the timeless design, giving it a distinctly modern feel. Aurora’s exclusive Hidden Reservoir fill system 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 fill a couple times to release the extra ink.

Each Aurora 88 Black Demonstrator comes in a beautiful leatherette lined box with a 35ml bottle of Aurora Black ink, manual and is covered by Aurora’s 2-year manufacturer’s warranty. Aurora only produced 1888 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
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
14.0mm (0.55in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
15.0mm (0.59in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
19.7mm (0.78in)
Diameter - Grip

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

10.4mm (0.41in)
Length - Body

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

130.0mm (5.12in)
Length - Cap
61.8mm (2.43in)
Length - Nib

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

22.6mm (0.89in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
136.3mm (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.

157.6mm (6.20in)
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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