Onoto was a brand created by De La Rue in 1905 for the manufacture of quality fountain pens, first in London, then in Scotland, and now in Norwich. During that time one of their most successful models was the Magna, also known as ‘The Pen’. For more information on the brand and its history please see the company website at https://onoto.com/the-onoto-history/, else it will take up too much space here. Needless to say, after a period of serious trouble and very low sales, the company was taken over by a fan in 2005 and in 2010 the Magna Classic was brought out, harking back to the classic pen. Numerous models have been based on this design, all hand crafted and with steel nibs by default, gold as an option. Presently, as of late 2018, Onoto are moving from using Bock nibs to Jowo (visually identical).
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