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jskywalker

These came looking for me today. It's my first encounter with Marlen pens. They are all piston filled. Writes smoothly with a bit of bounce. It writes a bit on the dry side.

 

Can someone tell me more about Marlen? Are they still in business?

 

Any information about these pens ?

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jchch1950

Marlen made some unique pens. As far as I know the factory still working,but with the pandemia I'm not sure.

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1 hour ago, jchch1950 said:

Marlen made some unique pens. As far as I know the factory still working,but with the pandemia I'm not sure.

We had a full  lockdown in Italy from march to may 2020, but after that all companies have been kept working under severe security protocols.

Only Restaurants, Bars, Theathers, Gims, Beauty salons,  and similar activities have been in lockdown again also recently.

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OMASsimo

Hmmm, I always thought they were a sub-brand of Delta and Delta ran out of business. Was I mistaken?

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Karmachanic
10 hours ago, OMASsimo said:

Was I mistaken?

 

Looks like Delta brand has been acquired by Yafa, as has Marlen

"Simplicate and add Lightness."

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7 minutes ago, Karmachanic said:

 

Looks like Delta brand has been acquired by Yafa, as has Marlen

 

I can't wait to see how that works out for Yafa. :D

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10 hours ago, Karmachanic said:

 

Looks like Delta brand has been acquired by Yafa, as has Marlen

I'd be surprised if Yafa acquired Marlen....I think it is more likely that Yafa is the US Distributor for Marlen....similar to their relationship with Pineider,  Schmidt and Stipula.

 

I haven't seen any current relationship between Yafa and the former Delta name.  Yafa previously HAD BEEN the US Distributor for Delta, prior to Delta going out of business.  The Delta link that you reflected in your post is an old website from when Yafa was the US Distributor for Delta, and Delta was still in business.

 

In my experience the Marlen Pens have good quality...although to my taste, some of the models were over the top for me.  Over the years there distribution in the US was not very good, so the Brand was pretty under the radar and not very well discussed or recognized.

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Karmachanic

Sounds reasonable 😀

"Simplicate and add Lightness."

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As far as I can see Marlen is still active (their website is, they also have an online shop, check marlenpens). Although being located in the same area as Delta (between Naples and Caserta) and possibly having had contacts and mutual influences, I am not aware that they may have been financially related.

As BillP says, they have always been too much over the top in their design for my taste, and I only own a few of their pens, the less ornate ones.

 

The Marlen Class is one of them

 

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