Delta - Chatterley Fusion 82
Updated: January 19, 2013 - This limited edition pen flows from a collaboration between Delta Pen and PenTime/Chatterley Luxuries. Delta has released the Fusion 82 as a new line of pens to profile the new fusion nib. Chatterley worked with Delta to create the Chatterley Fusion 82 in four special colours (flecked red, flecked blue, marble brown and shimmery yellow) with a limited run of 18 pens in each colour.
This partnership is an example Delta's approach to manufacturing. I discussed this with Delta when I visited their headquarters in 2012. I include a write up, Visit with Delta. on the web site.
When I saw the pen I was drawn to the bold colours. I also saw that he sold them with a Stub nib, and with those two factors, and his good reputation, I ordered the pen. The Delta-Chatterley Fusion 82 was available in five nib styles (Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad and Stub).
The packaging of the pen is modern. The staff of Delta do their own design work.
This is a good looking pen. I debated about the colour. The pen is made from a solid bar of resin, polished to a brilliant smooth shine. It feels very good in the hand. The finishings on the pen are basic. Crisp and well styled chrome. The clip is plain, with a slight bend, and has a stylish look. I quite like the clip. It is quite strong, nothing flimsy here, and clipped into your shirt pocket, this pen should not slide out.
At the base of the cap is a single band with Fusion 82 engraved in a retro style font. There is a small single band just above that. I think just enough to give the pen a distinctive look. When you rub your fingers over the clip and bands it has the feel of a well made pen.
For the Delta-Chatterley Fusion 82, just above the band, engraved in the cap is the pen number. I am fortunate to have #14 of 18.