Body Material: Celluloid
Trim: Sterling Silver
Length (capped): 141.4 mm/5.56''
Length (uncapped nib-end): 134.8 mm/5.30''
Length (posted): 176.0 mm/6.92''
Barrel Diameter: 13.2 - 14.3 mm/0.52'' - 0.65''
Section Diameter: 11.7 - 13.0 mm/0.46'' - 0.51''
Nib material: 14kt Gold
Weight (all): 40 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 32 g
Fill type: Piston-filler.
Where to buy: Chatterley Luxuries
No packaging, as the pen is on loan, sorry!
The section is on the thicker side, tapering only slightly towards the nib, then flares into a ridge before the nib. Beyond the section, there is a double-walled ink window. I really like this window. When the pen is capped, the ink window is partially visible. I like the window but I think it would look nicer concealed.
The celluloid is a rich, warm, red-brown with thick, creamy veins running through it. This celluloid is the same celluloid that was used on the popular (and sold out) Delta Citta Reale. It's gorgeous and actually makes me think of marble. I love it.
NIB & PERFORMANCE
With a choice of nib grads (fine, medium, broad, and stub), you'll be able to find something you like. Who wouldn't want a broad or stub? Delectable. However, this nib is a huge #8 nib. It's a 14kt rhodium-plated gold nib in medium. It has a single slit and a small, heart-shaped breather hole. The nib has the Delta logo on it, and is engraved with Delta 14K-585, and some flourishes. I really love the ebonite feeds Delta uses - they are long and flat against the underside of the nib.
The clip was great - easy to use with one hand because it was springy, but the rolling ball at the end also making it easy to slide into pockets and pouches.
PROS & CONS
Beautiful, comfortable, excellent writer. I loathe to return it. I love this celluloid and I want it.
This pen is on loan! It'll be sent back to its owner.