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Delta 30th 1982-2012 (30th Anniversary)

Delta designed and created this pen to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the company. Indeed, much to celebrate. Entering the pen market in 1982, they had been committed to creating and producing high quality pens, pens linked to high standards of Italian style.

There are three pens in the 30th Anniversary line. Each, turned by hand from solid rods of celluloid. The entire pen, cap, body and nib section, are in the same celluloid creating a seamless look - cap to nib. Delta created 100 pieces of each each colour, for a total of 300 pens.. The three colour options are: marrone (brown), rossa (red) and nera (black).

I was forumate to be able to attain the Brown. This pen is made with the Caruso celluloid. There is a marbeled look to the pen with lighter tones of soft brown. I particularly like this as as it has a different look in look than my other celluloids.

The pens are fitted with Delta's lateral lever filling system. This is my first lever fill fountain pen. I must admit, now that I have it, I am not the biggest fan of lateral leaver filling mechanism. I prefer a piston fill. But Delta has been proud of the fact it makes pens with a variety of filling mechanisms.

The pen is fitted with the Fusion Nib, recently developed by Delta, and produced in its factory. The Fusion nib is a steel base with a piece of 18 kt gold fused to form a single unit. The characteristics of the two metals is said to influence the flow of the ink. Although I can not speak to the science of the metals, I know from writing with the pen, and hearing the comments of others who have used it, the Fusion nib is a very smooth writing nib.

In terms of the other colours, the black, is not a true black. The celluloid has black with flecs of tan and soft yellow in the celluloid. It has quite an impressive look. The red has viewns of blue and orange tones. Stunning. It would have been my choice, bu I have another pen from Delta with the same celluloid.

Celluloid as a material is very light, and the pen feels light in the hand floats as you write.


Delta Anniversary Pen


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