So last week I was paging through ebay and found one for sale so I put in a bid $5 more than the start and Won! So now here is my second "right from the box" review.
First Impressions. (4.5/5)
The box the pen comes in is a paper/ light cardboard cylinder about the size of a pringles can. Not quite the Baracca tube but it is nice. The top paper cap comes off to show a plastic seal that you open to get to the pen. Inside is a booklet and black velveteen wrap that is embossed with an apple and has two slots for pens. It would have been nice to be suprised by a bottle of ink in the tube but as the pen seems to be second hand I won't complain much. Everything in the packaging goes together.
The pen is a solid black with gold over silver hardware- There are beaded rings on the blind cap, body, cap lip & cap top. There is also a carbachon sapphire on the top with a small ring around it mounted so you can see light through it if you hold the cap up. The blind cap is threaded so the cap screws on making posting a breeze ( if you do that) and don't scratch the body. The vermeil hardware is interesting in that the more expensive lever fill version is silver and I'd think that the gold would find the highest level. Remember this was one of the last reasonably priced Delta LEs before they increased their prices I think msrp was $545 on this ( not that I paid anything close to that .
I would almost say that this is a conservative pen until you look at the clip. The clip is a slab of metal writ large with his famous equation ( F=mA). There is a urban pen myth that the original pen was suppose to be an Einstein but they could not come to an agreement with the holders of the copyright but a prototype was photographed and used in a Newton ad with E=mc2 on the clip.
Filling mechanism (4/5)
It's a cartridge/ converter but it's a Delta converter so it gets a little higher mark as none of them have been a problem for me.
This is my foray into thicker lines as I ususally like a F/ EF/ Needle. The medium puts down a consistent thick line that looks about as medium a width as you can get. The
Sustainability (#/5) To be filled in after a few weeks of using the pen.
Let's face it this is a pen I have been wanting for awhile and it came off my OODL ( objects of desire list) into my collection by luck so it's going to have high marks. That's why I added a sustainability rating to the list, to show whether it has legs enough to stay in my collection.
Hope you enjoyed the review. And I will try to get some pic up
Please note that this is my review of the pen so it is chock full of my opions and emotions about the pen, don't criticize me for this as it is rather rude to believe that your opinions matter more than someone elses. If you have different opinions then please review the pen yourself.
Edited by Tytyvyllus, 26 August 2007 - 14:11.