Delta Chatterley Fusion Star, Satin Green
Subtle is sometimes more impressive, and that is may view of the look of the Satin Green Dolcevita Fusion fountain pen by Delta. Created for Chatterley Pen, 18 were made and I have #4.
The pen, is the perfect size for my hand - about 145 mm posted, about 16 mm in width.
Fitted with a smooth writing Fusion Nib, size #6, in a stub width, this is a great writing pen. I have previously written about the Fusion nib. In fact, I was actually one of the first writers to receive a Delta Dolcevita fitted with the Fusion nib when I visited Delta, in 2012. The nib is a combination of a steel and a layer of 18 k gold. The two metals are fused together. The theory of the technology is that when the two metal characteristics are fused, this enhances the flow of ink. I known from my own use, and the comments of others, the result is a very smooth writing nib experience.
The pen uses a ratchet piston fill mechanism, foir which Delta is known. The ink chamber holds a good amount of ink. I like the rackette piston style. Clicks are heard when you have twisted the piston up all the way and there is no worry about stripping threads.
The trim on the pen is top notch. Gold-plated sterling silver.
The colour is interesting as the pen is not a flat constant green, but a soft green with some broad streaks of lighter colour in the resin. When light hits the pen, it really comes alive.
Above: I have placed the pen on a sample of writing with the Fusion Stub nib. It is a pleasure to write with. The ink is Sailor Tokina-Matsu, part of the Colour of Four Seasons special line that was released in 2014. A very soft green, and seems to go so with with the soft colour of the pen.
Well done Delta.