Black is Back: Our Favorites from LAMY and Aurora

As if it ever really went out of style, black is officially back for 2019. From home design trends that list black as a real winner (think: dining room chairs, light fixtures, cabinets, flooring), to formalwear (just take a look at any of this season’s awards shows) – black is here to stay.

Yes, we like to “oohh” and “aahh” over extravagant colors, shiny options, and the many ways that light can bounce off vibrant pens. But it’s about time for a little bit of appreciation for the color that we tend to carry every day: black - specifically matte black. If you’re aching for the coolest, most sleek look in a fountain pen, it’s gotta be a matte black look. This tone perfectly balances modern strength with a bit of futuristic style, particularly when accented with silver or steel. It tends to show less micro scratches and daily wear as well!

So let’s dig in to two of our absolute favorite matte black fountain pens right now: The LAMY 2000 Makrolon Carbon and the Aurora 88 Nera Unica.

LAMY 2000 Makrolon - Black polycarbonate Fountain Pen

 

The LAMY 2000 Makrolon Carbon Fountain Pen in Matte Black

The LAMY 2000 – LAMY’s flagship pen! If you’ve never heard of the Makrolon material, it’s a black polycarbonate – a strong material used in electronics, construction, and large-scale projects within the automotive, airway, and medical industries. It certainly provides the pen with a strong, masculine feel, but also provides a super sleek look when combined with the brushed stainless steel. Featuring a hooded rhodium-plated 14k gold nib, and using a piston filling mechanism to fill from bottled ink, the LAMY 2000 is certainly a hot item, and one that won’t break the bank (it’s currently offered for under $200!).

Matte Black Aurora 88 Nera Unica Fountain Pen

 

The Aurora 88 Nera Unica Special Edition Fountain Pen in Matte Black

If black is truly your thing, you can take it up a notch further with not just a mostly black pen, but with a truly blacked-out masterpiece like the Aurora Nera Unica. Yes, even the 14k gold nib is fully black (and intricately engraved, might we add!). Don’t forget the Aurora’s piston filling mechanism allows for easy refilling, and the ink window allows you to see exactly how much ink you have left. (The Hidden Reservoir is just another added bonus!) This special edition from Aurora immediately became one of our absolute favorites, and one of our highest recommendations for fountain pen fans. At a price point lower than previous 88s, this is certainly going to be one of the season’s hottest sellers.

 

Get Back in Black

If you’re a matte black fan, what are you waiting for? Head over to our site to check out these two favorites of ours. If they don’t suit your fancy, we also currently carry the LAMY Safari in matte black, a Visconti Opera Metal series in matte black with several varieties of colored trims. (And let’s not forget about another one of our all-time favorites, the Visconti Homo Sapiens!) Or, if you’re interested in a fun surprise, those signed up for our Inkredible Box subscription service may just get a gorgeous matte black fountain pen one month! As always, we’re here for your questions. We can’t wait to serve you!


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