Years ago I had a fleet of Delta pens, and got rid of them mostly due to substandard build or writing qualities.
Then I started to see a noticeable uptick in the Deltas I started purchasing. They were by and large, all good writers, were true to nib size (what I perceived as a fine actually wrote like a fine, etc) and they were nicely constructed.
Most people know that the company Delta went under a few years ago.
I had a chance to try out a Leonardo recently and I was duly impressed. It seemed to be a really nice pen-then it hit me. This was a Delta; It had all of the hallmarks of the recent Deltas. The body shape, clip design, and other design elements like the ratcheting piston, and the converter that could be accessed by either the section or the blind cap all were reminiscent of the Dolce Vita, Seawood, and some of the Delta made Chatterleys.
So my friends, what am I missing? Why did a company that couldn't make it a few years ago suddenly become the darling of the pen community with a lot (not all I'lll grant you) of the same designs and with some of the same leadership?
Splain it to me....
Edited by Doug C, 11 August 2020 - 22:24.