Delta - Sole
Delta produced eighteen of these pens for Chatterley Pens. and I proudly have #13 with a smooth Fusion Nib in a stub width.
Why so many of these pens? The pen body, based on the classic Delta Dolcevita, is the perfect size for my hand.
Sometimes I look at the "new pens" being released by various companies and I find myself gravitating back to the classics in terms of style.
Finally, my experience with Delta pens has been very good. Ever since I visited with the company in 2012 I was impressed with the degree of hand work, the small quantities of production, and the attention to detail.
The pens are turned from a solid bar of resin. No injection mold construction here.
The metal trim on the pen is classic Delta, and is is gold vermeil (gold plate with 025 Sterling Silver). Delta produces pens with a more modern look and corresponding trim, but the small band with raised engraving to me is the ultimate look.
The pen uses the good performing Delta ratchet piston fill mechanism. The ink chamber holds a good amount of ink. I bought this pen for my 2014 trip to the Amalfi Coast. I thought the bright yellow will be just the colour to sit on the patio at our hotel. You can't go far on the Amalfi Coast without a lemon tree being part of the landscape.
But not only the look and construction of the pen was the draw. The pen is fitted with an 18kt gold plated Number 6 Fusion Nib in a stub width. This is just what I wanted for some serious writing in my travel journal. I will be adding notes on the 2014 trip to our on-line travel journal, My Travels in Italy, as soon my notes are all organized.
Delta, Chatterly Pen
Delta made a series of pen, the Chatterly Star Collection, for Chatterly Pen. This is one of the Star series, in the Dolcevita Oro body.
I had the pleasure of visiting with the folks at Delta at their factory, located just outside of Naples. When talking with the Delta folks, they were pleased that because of their method of production, they are able to work and turn out pens in relatively small production numbers.