Armando Simoni Club Bologna Extra Fountain Pen Review

After meeting again at the DC pen show, Emmanuel of the Armando Simoni Club lent me this pen and after using it for a few days, I had to buy it: it is a stunning piece in the much sought-after arco bronze celluloid, with a great nib and a cool filling system.

Measurements
Length (capped): 161.1 mm/6.34″
Length (uncapped): 148.7 mm/5.85″
Length (posted): does not post
Diameter (barrel): 14.4 – 15.7 mm/0.57″ – 062″
Diameter (section): 11.7 – 12.9 mm/0.46″ – 051″
Weight (all): 59 g
Weight (cap): 12 g
Weight (body): 47 g

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  • slkinsey

    How is it to clean out? Is this the sort of pen you’re likely to load only with Waterman, Montblanc and other “very low maintenance” inks?

    • sbrebrown

      Yes, I’d only use like maintenance inks.

  • slkinsey

    It may result from the shape of the pen or a quirk of the materials, but I do have to say that the smallest of the three arco celluloid pens (is that a Milord?) is the most striking and beautiful representation of the material.

  • youstruckgold

    Congratulations on your purchase and thankyou so much for this review, I’ve been hanging out for it! I had wondered how the finish would look, as I was disappointed with the finish of the ASC Arlecchino 2 by comparison to its OMAS equivalent. In the end, this new ARCO seems a nice pen and they’ve done a really good job. To my eye however, the new pen is like a very large Ogiva, and without the facets of the Omas Paragon it misses out on full exploitation of that glorious material.