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#41 sarahfar

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 20:45

there are the nibs 

 

#8 with a Rhodium on 18K fine, Fusion Stub, and Fusion Stub.... I am pretty surprised at how much I actually like the fusion nib.....

 

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#42 flyshot

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:23

Is the celluloid Stantuffo Star cage argento russo a heavy pen? I forgot to ask Bryant before I ordered it.

I consider my Pilot V.P. to be on the heavy side. My Sheaffer Legacy in sterling silver is heavier.

I would like to use it in my rotation of daily writers.

The Delta really looks nice in the photos.
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#43 gregamckinney

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 13:15

I'm a major fan of the largest sized Deltas.  I prefer a very wide gripping section, and these pens are great in that regard, and overall.

In my experience, Delta is the most reliably "works out of the box" of all the Italian makers. 

 

I have five, but didn't have the button-filler demo with me when I took this (poor quality phone) picture:

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The first and third pens from the top are Chatterly/ Delta collaboration pens.  One of twenty-five of the "new pompeii" material, and one of two of the dark orange with black veins.

The Gallery and the Oro are just as great.  I have all with factory stubs, and then penmeistered to be just slightly narrower and sharper.

 

Here is a better shot of the "new pompeii" pen:

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Best Regard, greg

 

 


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#44 sarahfar

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 23:52

My answer would be no. They are though heavier than say Omas, a MB 149, but not heavy in terms of being out of balance. They are a little heavier than the oversize flat tops, but not uncomfortable.



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 01:34

Sarahfar the SugarCane Stantuffo Star cage sure is pretty.

I was tossing up between the Argento Russo & the Blue Treasure (which I bought) and also selected the Fusion Stub which I am very please with.  


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#46 JohnEbach

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 00:10

I was lucky enough to get one of the Star Cage Pompeii's at the Dallas Pen Show.  I have loaded it with ink and it writes so smooth.  It has the fusion nib, the piston filler (ratchet).  and a medium nib.  It is really a great writer and I think it will be in my rotation for quite a while. 



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Posted 15 October 2014 - 17:02

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#48 jmccarty3

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 20:05

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These are 3 new Chatterley Exclusives that are great values....

 

The first is the over-sized Stantfuffo Marmo Incinato which is the brown celluloid used in one of their older LE's more than twice as expensive. It is a gorgeous material and sports  14K # 8 and hand carved ebonite feed. All white trim and it writes exceptionally well. It has a ratcheting piston filler as do the other two here.

 

I just bought the last remaining Stantuffo Marmo Incrinato from Bryant, with a stub nib. It's a beauty. I inked it with De Atramentis Tokyo, which is a reddish brown that goes nicely with the finish of the pen.


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#49 guyinkits

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:35

Wow this post made it difficult for me to pick my next pen.  I was thinking a Visconti HS or Wall Street Ltd Ed. but now I'm thinking maybe a Delta pen.  The oversize #8 nib looks amazing but the section looks ridiculous.  Anyone with a regular sized hand want to vouch for how comfortable or not comfortable using the oversize is?



#50 sciumbasci

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 11:20

Just FYI: looks like Delta is in a bad situation, according to fountainpen.it forum users

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 09:22

Dear and refined gentlemen I am really sorry, just couldn't resist to resurrecting this post...

The postman just brought in a L.E. of 100 Delta Sorrento, the pen arrived in pristine condition and the first thing that came to my mind was to come back to this post and share it with you.

Couldn't find much info about it, seemingly it is a FPH made LE.

Hope you will enjoy the pics.

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 23:48

adding mine too

The Delta Fusion 82 LE Chatterley in dark green (I also have the blue one, but no pic yet)

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 18:17

adding mine too

The Delta Fusion 82 LE Chatterley in dark green (I also have the blue one, but no pic yet)

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Delta is closed, correct? No more sales?



#54 sansenri

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 20:32

Unfortunately yes.

Their heritage lives on in Leonardo Officina.

What was left of Delta in the hands of Martemodena is but a pale shadow of the marvels produced by Delta.

It's also such a pity that this thread and the great photos shown (ArchiMark! do you still have those originals??) are so badly crippled by the hated photobucket.

 

Here is another LE, made by Delta for Chatterley in a stunning turquoise celluloid (as used by Montegrappa for the Miya)

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 20:40

and this one is the Delta Chatterley 10th anniversary LE in Lapis blue celluloid (one of the most beautiful celluloids ever made)

 

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:36

and this one is the Delta Chatterley 10th anniversary LE in Lapis blue celluloid (one of the most beautiful celluloids ever made)

 

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Ooh, that is gorgeous.  I love Montegrappa celluloid more than almost any other material, but this pen is out of this world.  Visconti used this celluloid for the Voyager LE, is that right? Looks much better on this Delta.



#57 sansenri

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 21:09

 I think Pelikan also used this in a 101.



#58 sansenri

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 21:17

The Visconti celluloid used in the Voyager Midnight blue Anniversary is slightly different, it has gold specks in it

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