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#1 Markthetruck

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 07:16

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.

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#2 F_Rizzo

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 11:18

Simply beautiful.  Well done.



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 22:15

Delta makes a great pen!  I purchased this DolceVita many years ago (10+).  This is an eyedropper and holds a lot of ink - while I never measured it must be close to 10 ml. While I own lots of interesting pens this one I used sign my marriage license, divorce, few apartments, house, will, employment acceptance, etc

 

 

I think it's time for a new Delta.  Just inked up my 365 last week that I bought Chuck Swisher.  I miss chuck he was good guy

 

 

Thanks for the review!

 

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 02:15

Congratulation on the pen... I'm debating between your hand writing and the pen, which one of them is more beautiful! This will take ... hours, they both look amazing.


Edited by Downcelot, 11 February 2015 - 02:19.


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:33

Congratulation on the pen... I'm debating between your hand writing and the pen, which one of them is more beautiful! This will take ... hours, they both look amazing.

 

Indeed. Congrats on the pen, and love your handwriting. What blue ink are you using there ?



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 10:19

Just standard Sheaffer (maybe Parker) blue. Thanks for the comment on my penmanship: the nuns would be pleased (though I find it crude). As for the ink; I am surprised at the degree of concern over ink quality and brand. The old companies, (Sheaffer, Parker) haven't the pizazz but have a history of producing excellent, if not shiny and audacious, inks at a reasonable price. MB, Noodlers, and all the designer nonsense, in the end, do nothing to improve either the quality of the script, or the content.


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 10:26

Congratulation on the pen... I'm debating between your hand writing and the pen, which one of them is more beautiful! This will take ... hours, they both look amazing.

Awww... Shucks!


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 12:30

Just standard Sheaffer (maybe Parker) blue. Thanks for the comment on my penmanship: the nuns would be pleased (though I find it crude). As for the ink; I am surprised at the degree of concern over ink quality and brand. The old companies, (Sheaffer, Parker) haven't the pizazz but have a history of producing excellent, if not shiny and audacious, inks at a reasonable price. MB, Noodlers, and all the designer nonsense, in the end, do nothing to improve either the quality of the script, or the content.

 

While an ink (or pen come to that) won't improve the quality of the script or content, pen, ink and paper are part of the writing experience for me. I like using different colours and shades, in a good pen on quality paper. One of the simple things that makes me happy.

 

Sadly some of the older companies aren't quite what they once where. Parker ink has changed factories and consistancy several times, and the range of ink offered is much less than previously offered. Parker used to offer inks with pizazz along with the standard Quinks.

Sheaffer inks are outsourced to a third party in China now ?

 

Diamine are probably one of the best there is at the moment. Long history of ink production (I read somewhere that Mabie Todd made inks in Liverpool, I wonder if Diamine are a descendant of that company ?). Great range balancing boutique style inks vs dependables at reasonable prices.



#9 Markthetruck

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 18:13

I have some Diamine and like some of their colours. A little pigment heavy though as they tend to cake, so I use them sparingly. But I still use alot of Sheaffer.

However, I stand contrary to the point (no pun) on the pen. I find with many pens, the balance, weight, form, and nib quality have considerable effect on my penmanship. I feel if it takes work to get the ink out, for example, my hand tires and stiffens.


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 22:33

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.

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 14:38

Beautiful pen and writing!

 

Love that Caruso celluloid on the Dolce Vita design......

 

My Stantuffo has similar material and is a great pen....

 

Thanks for sharing it.

 

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 23:51

Beautiful pen and writing!

 

Love that Caruso celluloid on the Dolce Vita design......

 

My Stantuffo has similar material and is a great pen....

 

Thanks for sharing it.

 

Mark

How about a pic?


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 02:17

How about a pic?

 

Sure.....here you go.......

 

While materials are similar, the Stantuffo material has some light bluish-purple flecks running through it that gives some really nice depth and lightness to it.....hard to describe in words....photo is better.....although hard for me to capture it well in photos.....but if you look closely I think you'll see it.....

 

The first photo below has a Prodigio next to it which has the same material as your pen.....

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 06:27

Some better pics and write up here: http://www.glennspen...uverpenclub.htm


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