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Dolcevita Stantuffo Oro: My First Delta Fountain Pen ... Wow!


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Ingolf got a Delta Dolcevita Stantuffo Oro a few days ago and wrote a nice mini-review of this wonderful pen. I have been shopping these pens for a short while, and with Ingolf's very positive reaction and the concurrence of several other FPN members, I pulled the trigger. The model I ordered has gold-plated hardware and a Fusion stub nib. Do you still call it "buyer's remorse" when you wonder why you waiting so long to buy an item?

 

 

The ink is the Delta blue ink that came with the pen. Paper is Rhodia 5X5. This stub nib/paper/ink combination writes like a crisp cursive italic in terms of line differentiation, yet it is smooth enough for easy American cursive script.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blind Cap unscrewed, revealing the piston knob.

 

 

The Delta Fusion Stub nib

 

I'm already shopping for a model with a 14K or 18K stub. One must have this to conduct a good assessment of the Fusion nib, after all. The sacrifices one makes in the interest of scientific validity.

 

David

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David,

 

Happy you're enjoying your new stantuffo. Your writing samples are beautiful. I have several of these. They are the perfect size and weight for me. I have 2 with 14K stubs, but (as you know) I'm not an experienced stub user. I will say that the stub nibs are smooth, have good line variation, are 1.2 mm (or perhaps a little less), and have average ink flow (perhaps a little to the + side). Let me know if you're looking for a place to purchase - Here is not the place to make seller suggestions.

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David,

 

Happy you're enjoying your new stantuffo. Your writing samples are beautiful. I have several of these. They are the perfect size and weight for me. I have 2 with 14K stubs, but (as you know) I'm not an experienced stub user. I will say that the stub nibs are smooth, have good line variation, are 1.2 mm (or perhaps a little less), and have average ink flow (perhaps a little to the + side). Let me know if you're looking for a place to purchase - Here is not the place to make seller suggestions.

 

Thanks for the compliment, Arthur!

 

I have noted your preference for thick sections in general and Delta pens in particular. I find the Stantuffo a good size for writing, much like a Pelikan M800, but heavier and greater in diameter. Thanks for describing the 14K stubs. This Fusion stub is certainly a good fit with the Delta blue ink! Ink flow is about perfect. I wonder if one can generalize about how Delta sets ink flow, as one can with Pelikan (wet), Waterman and Pilot (dry).

 

And thank you for your offer of vendor advice. I will certainly take you up on that.

 

David

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David,

 

thank you for the great review. Can you tell us what the line width on the fusion stub is? I know Delta has a reputation for nibs that run narrower so I am curious to know what the stub width comes in at.

 

Thank you!

Current Wishlist:

Visconti, Visconti, and...more Visconti! (And some ST Duponts too). (Ok fine, getting on the Omas and Montblanc trains now too. Toot toot.) (And maybe on the Montegrappa one too, but only for the Miyas.)

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David,

 

thank you for the great review. Can you tell us what the line width on the fusion stub is? I know Delta has a reputation for nibs that run narrower so I am curious to know what the stub width comes in at.

 

Thank you!

 

With the Delta blue ink, the written line width is 0.8 to 0.9 mm.

 

David

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David,

 

I agree with you ... and the WOW :D .

Beautfil samples you have added.

I´ve chosen the gold nib as there were some discussions about the pro and con of the fusion nib. And ... the vendor offered a price drop I couldn´t resist :wacko: .

 

Regards, Ingolf.

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Pulled out, cleaned and checked, and inked (Noodler's Black) my 14k stantuffo stubs. This is a quick sample from one of them. Line width is definitely less than the 1.2 that I mentioned above, but maximum line with does depend on the angle at which the nib is hitting the paper. Sorry the pen photos are a bit fuzzy... They were taken with my webcam.

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Thanks for the writing sample!

 

David

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