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Review of Delta Israel 60th Anniversary


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#1 AKAGodSent

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 18:24

Although there is already one review of this pen I'd like to give my impression of it. When I saw this pen for the first time I immediately knew that I'd acquire it. As a student of history this pen has more significance for me than simply being an excellent pen, which it most definitely is. Being sick at home at the moment I've got nothing better to do than take a bunch of pictures, so the unboxing process for you, in photographs! The pen comes with a small bottle of ink, a little 'pamphlet' which talks about the pen, and the pen itself comes in a nice pen holder "case" which can accommodate two pens and which I'll definitely be putting to use.

The box itself, I'll agree with the previous reviewer "goodguy" that the box is nothing special, could have been much better. It's much larger than any of the other boxes which I've gotten with my pens though, but it is quite simple.







The pen is simply gorgeous, similar in weight to a Sailor 1911, I'd say not as heavy as my Perchin MP5 (shown below as well as my Ferrari da Varese). The cap by itself weighs almost as much as the rest of the pen!




Here is the cap in all it's glory! Very stunning, it's almost like one is paying for the cap more than anything else smile.gif.




So, looks are definitely 5 out of 5. Engraved in the body, although hard to see, is "Delta Israel 60 Special Limited Edition." Otherwise the pen has a very nice feel to it, love holding it but afraid something might happen if I hold to it for too long!

The Nib, beautiful, thus far 5 out of 5 as well. Writes very well, after a 'slow' start, I let out some ink and it began to write perfectly very smooth although doesn't glide on paper like the Perchin MP5.





Filling system, 4 out of 5. Only because I can't see how much ink has been sucked in if any at all!


Price, I'd give this pen 5 out of 5 for price thanks to Pam Braun. It's a "Special Limited Edition" and you're paying for what you're getting. Very happy with the pen thus far. I have number 341 out of 948 smile.gif. Didn't provide a writing sample this time, I have it Fine. If some of you are interested let me know and I'll provide some photos of how it writes as well!

Edited by AKAGodSent, 07 December 2007 - 18:50.

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” Voltaire
"'The French Soldier,' pronounced Rostopchin, 'has to be incited to battle by high-sounding phrases; the German must have it logically proved to him that it is more dangerous to run away than to advance; but the Russian soldier has to be held back, and urged to go slowly!'" War and Peace

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#2 greencobra

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 18:49

I think this is a stunning pen. Nice job on this review, lots of good photos. Your photos of the nib are super and show it off quite well. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 18:54

Superb. Thanks for sharing. The Delta "50's" were popular as well; I assume this 60th anniversary edition is designed to play off the success of them.

The "Yad" pocket clip is to die for.

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#4 AKAGodSent

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 19:00

Thank you both, sorry that the last photo of the side of the Nib didn't turn out too well sad.gif.
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” Voltaire
"'The French Soldier,' pronounced Rostopchin, 'has to be incited to battle by high-sounding phrases; the German must have it logically proved to him that it is more dangerous to run away than to advance; but the Russian soldier has to be held back, and urged to go slowly!'" War and Peace

#5 goodguy

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 19:41

Well Yan what can I say except that thank god I have this pen or else I would have to buy it.Amazing pictures (much better then mine) and a very nice review.

Congrats on the pen,I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I will.

For us this pen means much more then just a pretty pen,in a way it links us with our heritage.

Enjoy buddy thumbup.gif
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 21:40

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 16:53

Thanks for the review. It's a stunning pen.

#8 AKAGodSent

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 19:59

This pen is quickly proving to be one of the best writers I have, but I'm wondering, does anyone know what the best way to use the filler on this pen? I'm not 100% sure how I'm supposed to be filling it up.
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” Voltaire
"'The French Soldier,' pronounced Rostopchin, 'has to be incited to battle by high-sounding phrases; the German must have it logically proved to him that it is more dangerous to run away than to advance; but the Russian soldier has to be held back, and urged to go slowly!'" War and Peace

#9 His Nibs

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 03:27

QUOTE(AKAGodSent @ Dec 8 2007, 02:59 PM) View Post
This pen is quickly proving to be one of the best writers I have, but I'm wondering, does anyone know what the best way to use the filler on this pen? I'm not 100% sure how I'm supposed to be filling it up.


Just submerge the nib/feed (and a slight bit of the section for good measure) into your ink. Lift the lever (which compresses the internal sac) and then release the lever back to its original position. This allows the sac to re-inflate, drawing up the ink. You need to leave the pen in position for 5-10 seconds, to give the sac time to fill. I usually repeat the procedure again, keeping the nib submerged the whole time, just to make sure that I've gotten as full a fill as possible. Wipe the nib, and you're ready to go! smile.gif


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#10 AKAGodSent

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 03:29

QUOTE(His Nibs @ Dec 8 2007, 10:27 PM) View Post
QUOTE(AKAGodSent @ Dec 8 2007, 02:59 PM) View Post
This pen is quickly proving to be one of the best writers I have, but I'm wondering, does anyone know what the best way to use the filler on this pen? I'm not 100% sure how I'm supposed to be filling it up.


Just submerge the nib/feed (and a slight bit of the section for good measure) into your ink. Lift the lever (which compresses the internal sac) and then release the lever back to its original position. This allows the sac to re-inflate, drawing up the ink. You need to leave the pen in position for 5-10 seconds, to give the sac time to fill. I usually repeat the procedure again, keeping the nib submerged the whole time, just to make sure that I've gotten as full a fill as possible. Wipe the nib, and you're ready to go! smile.gif



So while it is submerged I have to lift the lever from its original position then put it back into its original position and just wait, correct? Not halfway back? All the way back?
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” Voltaire
"'The French Soldier,' pronounced Rostopchin, 'has to be incited to battle by high-sounding phrases; the German must have it logically proved to him that it is more dangerous to run away than to advance; but the Russian soldier has to be held back, and urged to go slowly!'" War and Peace

#11 His Nibs

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 03:48

So while it is submerged I have to lift the lever from its original position then put it back into its original position and just wait, correct? Not halfway back? All the way back?
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You can just release the lever the first time, and it stops where it stops. At the completion of the second fill, secure it in its original position.

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#12 AKAGodSent

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 03:50

QUOTE(His Nibs @ Dec 8 2007, 10:48 PM) View Post
You can just release the lever the first time, and it stops where it stops. At the completion of the second fill, secure it in its original position.


Appreciate the advice, I'll try both ways just to see which way 'sucks' up more ink!
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” Voltaire
"'The French Soldier,' pronounced Rostopchin, 'has to be incited to battle by high-sounding phrases; the German must have it logically proved to him that it is more dangerous to run away than to advance; but the Russian soldier has to be held back, and urged to go slowly!'" War and Peace

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 23:58

Beautiful pen. Thanks for the review and pictures. If I had the money, I'd buy one for my husband (not that I wouldn't love it, too, but he'd so appreciate the link to his heritage).
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Posted 17 February 2016 - 03:40

Beautiful pen. I think I will have to wait for the 70th :-)



#15 ArchiMark

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 19:18

Agree, beautiful pen.....

 

Been quite some time since this review was made, hope you still enjoy this pen....


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