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Delta Evolution Darwin Limited Edition
Posted 20 November 2011 - 23:21
Anyway, the pen is fairly large, with a decidedly substantial feel for a cartridge/converter filler. The evenly placed trim rings are somewhat novel and look pretty. The smaller barrel diameter at the end is supposed to accommodate the cap for posting. As can be seen in the photo below, however, the cap does not post flush with the fat part of the barrel, and posting makes the pen quite ungainly. Best not to post.
The large diameter, and the solid feel of the pen allows it to sit well in the hand unposted, and it is comfortable for long writing sessions. The nib size is fine, and I had to tweak it a little to fit my crazy lefty grip. Actually, I find fine nibs on large diameter pens sometimes problematic. Small rotational movements of a large diameter pen translate into big shifts in how the nib impacts the paper. For this reason I prefer medium and broad nibs on big pens. Running this fine nib over some 12000 grit sandpaper dialed it in nicely for me, but I probably ruined it for anyone else. The snail design on the nib is a nice touch, and, I guess, references the Galapagos land snails that Darwin wrote about.
Naturally, this pen came with a cool box, and some ink, it is so good looking I'd have been happy if it came in a paper bag.
Four reviews in one afternoon. I gotta spread this out next time!
Posted 21 November 2011 - 00:13
Thank you for that review.
Plato (Greek philosopher 428-348 B.C.)
Posted 21 November 2011 - 09:30
great pen and four great reviews. thank you.
Posted 22 November 2011 - 01:07
Posted 23 November 2011 - 22:26
I think this is the most striking looking of the 4 pens but they are all great - enjoy!
Posted 24 November 2011 - 07:58
Posted 25 November 2011 - 18:56