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    Default New toy Delta Dolcevita medium piston fill

    just received this pen today from MarteModena, I ordered it directly from their website, I got this pen for an incredible price, Super fast shipping too, I ordered this pen really late sunday night and got it on Tuesday (today). What a beautiful pen !!! pictures do not do this pen justice, but I attached some anyway . Unfortunately the money I saved on this pen I am going to have to use to buy my wife something to get out of the dog house I am in, since I purchased 3 pens in the last 3 weeks, Pelikan m1000, Visconti, Michelangelo, and now this one lol
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    Default Re: New toy Delta Dolcevita medium piston fill

    Nice pen. I have it's big brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    Nice pen. I have it's big brother.
    Awesome !! I was debating back and forth between this one and the oversized one. Decided to go with this one so I can take it with me as an everyday pen.

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    Default Re: New toy Delta Dolcevita medium piston fill

    How large is this pen? Would it be possible to post a comparison photo next to another pen (51, Esterbrook, M200, L2k or other)?

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    How large is this pen? Would it be possible to post a comparison photo next to another pen (51, Esterbrook, M200, L2k or other)?
    These are all the pens I own so I can only compare it to them. From left to right waterman exception, Visconti Michelangelo, Delta medium Dolcevita, Pelikan M1000, Fabre-Castell Emotion. As you can see its larger then all those pens in width.

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    Default Re: New toy Delta Dolcevita medium piston fill

    These are gorgeous pens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrawler View Post
    These are gorgeous pens.
    Thank you I had to send the pen to the Yafa (Delta repair) for nib exchange. Fusion nib was dry and scratchy out of the box going to have them swap it for the 14k medium nib. Not sure if its the fusion nib or I just got a bad nib. I overnighted it to them today I will report back when I get it back from them with the new nib.

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    Sounds like you had a dud nib. So far my fusions have all been smooth.
    Some of Delta's 14K gold nibs can be a little stiff to the point of feeling like a regular steel nib.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon07 View Post
    Sounds like you had a dud nib. So far my fusions have all been smooth.
    Some of Delta's 14K gold nibs can be a little stiff to the point of feeling like a regular steel nib.
    You may be right It might of been a bad nib, I did read some good things about the fusion nib that's why I originally went with it, But I figured since I had to send it in anyway to try the 14k nib. Hopefully it works out.

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    Congratulations! I recently found the oversize and love it. As for the nib; my fusions have been great but they seem to be a divisive nib in our community

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    Quote Originally Posted by youstruckgold View Post
    Congratulations! I recently found the oversize and love it. As for the nib; my fusions have been great but they seem to be a divisive nib in our community
    thank you Yeah so far I am seeing mixed things about it. My nib was definitely not good. But it seems that's the story with a lot of Italian pens, nibs are hit or miss out of the box. Seems to be more of Quality control issue. My Visconti MichelAngelo was delivered to me with a defective steel nib , and it was supposed to come with a 23k palladium nib but Visconti made good on it and replaced nib with correct one and overnighted it back to me for free, so I can't complain about that. Not sure if the ball was dropped at the factory or the vendor that sold it to me switched nibs on a pen that was returned to them, even Visconti wasn't sure how it happened.

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    The Delta fusions I have seems to feel and perform better than the regular Delta steel nibs. People have had problems with the 'gold shield' coming off as it is simply glued on.


    I can easily imagine your Michelangelo may have had the incorrect steel nib mistakenly or intentionally if it had a silver/chrome section.
    The magnetic section is the same for the Rembrandt, Expressions VanGogh & Dali pens which usually come with steel nibs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon07 View Post
    The Delta fusions I have seems to feel and perform better than the regular Delta steel nibs. People have had problems with the 'gold shield' coming off as it is simply glued on.


    I can easily imagine your Michelangelo may have had the incorrect steel nib mistakenly or intentionally if it had a silver/chrome section.
    The magnetic section is the same for the Rembrandt, Expressions VanGogh & Dali pens which usually come with steel nibs.
    My Michelangelo is the black with rose bronze trim and section. The nib is rose bronze also. The nib was not only the wrong type but it was also defective according to Visconti repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinoxxx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon07 View Post
    The Delta fusions I have seems to feel and perform better than the regular Delta steel nibs. People have had problems with the 'gold shield' coming off as it is simply glued on.


    I can easily imagine your Michelangelo may have had the incorrect steel nib mistakenly or intentionally if it had a silver/chrome section.
    The magnetic section is the same for the Rembrandt, Expressions VanGogh & Dali pens which usually come with steel nibs.
    My Michelangelo is the black with rose bronze trim and section. The nib is rose bronze also. The nib was not only the wrong type but it was also defective according to Visconti repair.
    Oh, the Rose Bronze hardware so a steel nib could hardly have been mistakenly put into the section and a defective one as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinoxxx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by youstruckgold View Post
    Congratulations! I recently found the oversize and love it. As for the nib; my fusions have been great but they seem to be a divisive nib in our community
    thank you Yeah so far I am seeing mixed things about it. My nib was definitely not good. But it seems that's the story with a lot of Italian pens, nibs are hit or miss out of the box. Seems to be more of Quality control issue. My Visconti MichelAngelo was delivered to me with a defective steel nib , and it was supposed to come with a 23k palladium nib but Visconti made good on it and replaced nib with correct one and overnighted it back to me for free, so I can't complain about that. Not sure if the ball was dropped at the factory or the vendor that sold it to me switched nibs on a pen that was returned to them, even Visconti wasn't sure how it happened.
    I hear complaints about problematic Italian nibs a lot but must say that has not been my experience. I have about three dozen Montegrappas and had an issue only with one that had a nib modified to my specifications but would dry out if left unused longer than overnight. A quick return trip to the seller and that problem was solved. I have about a dozen OMAS pens and again, none of the nibs have been a problem. That is also true of my half dozen or so Aurora pens, my three Ferrari da Varese and my two Grifos pen or either of my Signums or my Delta. That is a sample of about a half hundred pens from a half dozen manufacturers where there were no nib issues related to the manufacturer.

    While certain manufacturers might send out pens with problematic nibs I think it unfair to claim "Italian" pens have that issue.
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    Amen !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rinoxxx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by youstruckgold View Post
    Congratulations! I recently found the oversize and love it. As for the nib; my fusions have been great but they seem to be a divisive nib in our community
    thank you Yeah so far I am seeing mixed things about it. My nib was definitely not good. But it seems that's the story with a lot of Italian pens, nibs are hit or miss out of the box. Seems to be more of Quality control issue. My Visconti MichelAngelo was delivered to me with a defective steel nib , and it was supposed to come with a 23k palladium nib but Visconti made good on it and replaced nib with correct one and overnighted it back to me for free, so I can't complain about that. Not sure if the ball was dropped at the factory or the vendor that sold it to me switched nibs on a pen that was returned to them, even Visconti wasn't sure how it happened.
    I hear complaints about problematic Italian nibs a lot but must say that has not been my experience. I have about three dozen Montegrappas and had an issue only with one that had a nib modified to my specifications but would dry out if left unused longer than overnight. A quick return trip to the seller and that problem was solved. I have about a dozen OMAS pens and again, none of the nibs have been a problem. That is also true of my half dozen or so Aurora pens, my three Ferrari da Varese and my two Grifos pen or either of my Signums or my Delta. That is a sample of about a half hundred pens from a half dozen manufacturers where there were no nib issues related to the manufacturer.

    While certain manufacturers might send out pens with problematic nibs I think it unfair to claim "Italian" pens have that issue.
    you are right I shouldn't generalize about all Italian pens since my experience is only been with 2 brands (Visconti and Delta), guess it's just my luck but the only 2 Italian made pens I purchased had problems out of the box, but I will say this, Visconti(Coles of London) handled my issue extremely fast and were awesome, my pen came back overnight and writing amazing. I am waiting to see how Delta(Yafa) handles my new pen I sent to them, but going back to your point yes I shouldn't lump all the Italian companies as having QC issues, since I experienced only 2 of many Italian pen companies. Point well taken.

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    Default Re: New toy Delta Dolcevita medium piston fill

    Pen came back from Yafa today, it writes a lot better with the new 14k nib, not as smooth as my Pelikan M1000 but definitely a nice writing pen. Hopefully I won't have any more issues with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinoxxx View Post
    Pen came back from Yafa today, it writes a lot better with the new 14k nib, not as smooth as my Pelikan M1000 but definitely a nice writing pen. Hopefully I won't have any more issues with it
    MarteModena has really good prices. Almost too good. To the point where I had concern that the pen would be real. I know others have been burned on items from the eBay sellers. But if you sent yours to Yafa and you feel comfortable then I may go for one. MarteModena the guy has 4500+ positive feedback on his eBay account. I just don't understand how his price is so low.

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    Default Re: New toy Delta Dolcevita medium piston fill

    I love these pens--I've got this one with a steel nib and the Oro with a fusion nib. I got the Oro at a great price from Marte Modena and have no problems with either pen. Somehow the two seem to need each others' company in a two-pen case!
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