Delta - Chatterley Dolcevita Fusion Star, Marmo Venato
This limited edition pen was made by Delta for Chatterley Pens. The pen body, cap and internal mechanisms are based on the original Delta Dolcevita. I find the pen a perfect match for my hand and now add this one to my collection. The name, veined marble.
This is a limited production of ten pens. I am very pleased to have #0.
When I visited the Delta factory a couple of years ago they told me how their method of production means they can produce pens in very small numbers.
The colour of this pen, which came available in 2014, is very similar to my Montegrappa Extra 1930 Marble Green. When I saw it, I knew it was meant to be as part of my collection.
The cap has a star logo, the name of this series Chatterley Pen commissioned to be produced by Delta.
The clip and the gold band at the base of the cap are classic Delta trim. The pen has gold vermeil (gold plate on 925 sterling silver). The small gold band gives the pen a rich look and the gold trim was a natural for the warmth of the green and gold tones of the pen. The classic Delta clip is sturdy a small ball helps with fixing the clip in a shirt pocket.
The body for this pen is celluloid. The celluloidshows the veins and colour tones of the pen very well. Being made of celluloid, the main weight of the pen is the brass piston filling system. It is a good sized pen, with the body measuring in the 14-16 mm in width.
A small cap covers the knob for the piston fill system. Unscrew the cap and you can twist the top of the piston to expel or draw up ink.
A small window just above the threads shows if there is ink in the pen.
The pen is fitted with the #6 Delta Fusion nib. That is a steel nib with a piece of 18 kt gold fussed on top of the steel. Delta produces these nibs in its factory. I find the Fusion nib a great nib to write with. I particularly like the stub.
There is hand work to the nib, and with the ten or so different Fusion nibs in stub, each writes with its own characteristics.