Body Material: Wood
Length (capped): 143.8 mm/5.66''
Length (uncapped nib-end): 136.6 mm/5.38''
Length (posted): 184.0 mm/7.24''
Barrel Diameter: 15.6 - 15.8 mm/0.61'' - 0.62''
Section Diameter: 13.7 - 14.7 mm/0.54'' - 0.58''
Nib material: 14kt Gold
Weight (all): 60 g
Weight (cap): 16 g
Weight (body): 44 g
Fill type: Piston-filler
Where to buy: Chatterley Luxuries
On loan, no packaging to report, sorry!
NIB & PERFORMANCE
Since you can choose from fine, medium, broad, and a stub nib, I think all your bases are covered. I've personally used several medium nibs, and a broad, and I thoroughly enjoy them all. The 14kt medium nib is a huge #8, complete with an ebonite feed. The nib has a single slit, a small, heart-shaped breather hole, and is engraved with the Delta logo, Delta 14k-585, the nib size, and some flourishes. I love how the feed is flat, sitting so close to the nib. Ebonite feeds are awesome.
The clip is snug, usable, and has the rolling ball at the end to further maximize its ease of use.
The section is huge and thick. The ridge at the end helped to keep my grip in place. The threads at the back were a little noticeable, but not sharp. The section is sterling silver, for the reason that if it were wood and it was inked up, the wood would get stained, as it is a piston-filler. 2
Unposted, the pen is very thick, heavy, and not particularly long. It is comfortable balanced. The cap posted by friction, sitting on the blind cap. This made the pen far too long and heavy for me to use.
PROS & CONS
This is a very interesting pen - huge, expensive (at its full price, relatively expensive on sale), and beautiful. I think the nib is very pleasant - wet and smooth, and the nib can hold up for several pages. I absolutely love the smell and I could be tempted by a pen in this material in a smaller size (Stantuffo size?) It's kind of a cold-looking pen, with the cool colors of the wood and the silver trim. Bummer that it doesn't have an ink window though.
This pen was on loan. It has been sent back to its owner!