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#1 novelli

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 17:27

I must admit I was impressed when I saw and handled this edition. The size is really large but it is very easy to write with it as the nib section is comfortable and the weight is light.
The ebonite used for the body and the cap gives a very good warm and soft feeling, and the nib is very good too, large size and 14kt gold. I made a video to share my experience.

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Features
size: very large - inches 6 7/16 or cm 16.2 capped
filling system: piston
material: ebonite
colors: brown, blue and green
nib: 14kt large size, available in F,M and B
trim: silver
edition: numbered but not limited

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 18:15

Yummy looking pen. Why limit the nibs to F, M, B? If this came with OBB or a stub, I'd be all over it. My size for sure :hmm1:

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 05:17

Yummy looking pen. Why limit the nibs to F, M, B? If this came with OBB or a stub, I'd be all over it. My size for sure :hmm1:

I agree a stub would be a big motivator...nice pen though!

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:28

I've just called Delta asking if they can make a stub nib for this edition, and they confirmed, so, if you are interested in it, please let me know or simply complete the order online at
THIS PAGE
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 13:14

:notworthy1: :notworthy1: :notworthy1: Thank you! :notworthy1: :notworthy1: :notworthy1:

I guess I need coffee. The price request form wants a password?

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 14:58

Mmm...the green one wants me to own it.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 19:07

I am having the same problem with the Green one but the price is a bit "ouchier" than I expected...
Now I have to prioritize...I hate that ;)
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 15:04

Beautiful pens, but... aren't they a bit overpriced?
In my hands: Waterman, MontBlanc, Stipula, Visconti, Graf von Faber-Castell, Pelikan, Delta, Aurora, Omas, S.T.Dupont, Montegrappa, OnLine, Parker, Pilot, Favero, and... a few goose feather quills.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 13:09


Beautiful pens, but... aren't they a bit overpriced?


Of course! All quality fountain pens are expensive. But you are buying something that will last generations for the price of a one week holiday in a very modest hotel. What would you rather have?


What I meant is that most recent Delta pen, even the LE Windows, do not cost near as much as the Roma Imperiale! What is so special about it that they decided to price it so high? Gold nib (14K) and silver band... nothing extraordinary! Is it the ebonite that costs so much? :hmm1:

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:37

Nice looking pen. Pity the demostrator could not have done some form of handwriting demo having said that seeing the way he put the pen to rest reminded me of someone finding the pen on a street and playing with it !

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 21:58

I got to hold one of these in person at the Art Brown Pen fair and it is AMAZING. If I had $950 to drop I would have bought it on the spot. Alas I am saving up to hire a publicist for my next book ----so no new pens for me.
BUT when Pixar calls with a movie deal--this is the first pen I will buy!--in blue.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 15:58

Oh YES,
ebonite compared to resin is a lot more espensive,
and on top, working ebonite on the lathe is time and tool consuming.
It is a lot more abrasive, and you have to regrind the lathe tool sometimes every ten pieces you work.

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Beautiful pens, but... aren't they a bit overpriced?


Of course! All quality fountain pens are expensive. But you are buying something that will last generations for the price of a one week holiday in a very modest hotel. What would you rather have?


What I meant is that most recent Delta pen, even the LE Windows, do not cost near as much as the Roma Imperiale! What is so special about it that they decided to price it so high? Gold nib (14K) and silver band... nothing extraordinary! Is it the ebonite that costs so much? :hmm1:

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 19:11

A green one found its home with me. I have to say the B that came my way exceeded the expectations of this stub lover. I churned out 12k words in 2 weeks with no pain, cramps or problems from my long-suffering hand. These pens are incredible! :notworthy1: :notworthy1: :notworthy1: