At our latest meeting of the Vancouver Pen Club in Vancouver, BC, Canada, we were delighted with the work of three of our members in creating and delivering and exceptional limited edition fountain pen from Italian masters: Delta Pen. The intrepid Glenn Marcus, Perks Pens owner Richard Clarke, and Maja Furlong conspired long and hard to make this a reality: Vancouver Pen Club's first limited edition member's pen.
The VPC Delta Dolcevita is a piston filling celluloid fountain pen in brown marble with gold accents and a Delta Fusion nib. Mine is a broad stub.
The celluloid was a leftover from the Caruso series (hence the name), and was, I believe just enough to complete the order of 25 numbered pens. It's a rich brown with lustrous, almost golden marbling. The gold trim beautifully accents the body, and the roller clip and VPC crown just take it over the top.
The Delta Fusion nib is a steel nib with and 18k solid gold overlay, making it a real stunner to the eye and an absolute beauty on the page. Like silk on skin it caresses the paper with a lightness that's almost imperceptible.
The piston filling system has a ratchet that subtly informs you when you reach the maximum stroke. Other pens often have no ratchet; leaving you to guess (sometimes treacherously), or have a ratchet that screams at you like a wounded crow.
Weight and balance are in perfect sync and it measures out at a respectable 140x12mm, capped.
Unfortunately, this was a one time, very limited buy; so you won't see these on the market but Delta is still making the Dolcevita with the Fusion nib in many incarnations and I only hope you get to spend one warm spring evening with one of these beauties and a ream of good paper.