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Delta Gallery Blue Moon Special Edition


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#1 danygr1974

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 17:22

Here I want to introduce you the Delta Gallery Blue Moon, a variant of the piston filler version of the Delta Dolcevita.
This version is inspired at the "dripping", an american post-war painting style. This special edition with gold trims is called "ORO" and is an exclusive of GOLDPEN, that I wish to thank for making available for this review.
In fact the regular version has silver trims, and also available with cartridge/converter filling system. Another variant with cap, knob and grip section in black is called "DOUE'".

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The pen is maked from blue/red resin's solid bar, making every pen different from the others. On the top of the cap there is the Delta logo, in this case gold plated. The clip is inserted with a ring all around the cap and ends with a wheel that meke easy the pocket insertion. A serial number is present on the cap although this is not a limited edition, this why all Delta's are numbered. At the bottom of the cap there's a golden ring that reproduces roman bas-reliefs.

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The pen body is entirely made of marbled resin with the exception of the transparent ink window, which remain partially visible also with the cap closed. A golden ring separates the body from the false bottom knob: unscrewing this we have access to the real knob, made of brass, like the piston mechanism. When the piston reaches the top limit a clicking sound indicate that the plunger has been completely screwed. This is a safety which avoids overforcing.

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The threads of the knob cap and the pen are made of steel: very durable. The nib is a classic Delta 14K/585 gold with heart shaped air vent hole.


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The writing test has been done with Aurora Black, and immediately I noticed the gorgeous flow and the smoothness of the nib: very delightful. No false start, no skips, no visible flow reduction. Despite the generous dimensions of this pen, the weight distribution makes it very well balanced and easy to handle. With the cap posted the pen became ridiculously too long.
In conclusion the Delta Gallery Blue Moon may be the ideal pen for everyday use, given excellent writing experience, elegance and a practical filling system.

Edited by danygr1974, 20 April 2012 - 17:30.

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#2 Lszuk

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 21:23

Nice review and great pictures. The pen is great looking. I'm a big fan of the Delta piston. I find the nibs smooth and write beautifully, with plenty of ink. I also have the dolcevita OS, but never use it as the cartridge/converter runs out of ink way too soon.

#3 IWantThat

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:27

I certainly like the looks of this better than the other Gallery. Still, I'd prefer a solid color, I think :)
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:48

Love Deltas. This color combo doesn't do it for me, but there are plenty of pretty colors out there for everyone.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 13:49

Love the Deltas, thanks. My next will be a Dolce Vita midsize with stub nib.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 16:34

nice review and pics!
thanks!
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:34

The swirly colour scheme looks pleasing, but just the two chosen colours look ick... I may even consider one that is light green & yellow or sky blue and a smoky white.
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#8 danygr1974

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 15:14

Here is the pen with cap posted.

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#9 Misfit

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 00:31

I think it's a lovely-looking pen. I'm fine with the colors. Thanks for the review and photos.
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#10 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:36

nice color and great pen :thumbup: pity that the delta nibs are so stiff


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#11 Misfit

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:37

Do all Delta Blue Moon pens seem to have large sections of red only?  Mine does.  At first I was unhappy, but they are one of a kind.  It has a little blob of white that looks like a little bird so that pleased me.  Photos online hardly ever show the mostly red sections.  So back to the question: do Delta Blue Moon pens have significant areas of red only?


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