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'".
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.
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.
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.
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.