Sunday, August 29, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 247

It was a pleasure to hear that Jerred had recently added to his wonderful collection of Delta pens. One of his newest additions is this beautiful sterling silver Delta fountain pen below:

(all photos courtesy of Jerred ~ please click on images to enlarge)

Jerred: "This is an interesting fountain pen from Delta, an un-released prototype of the 'Profili'. The Profili is an 8 sided, faceted, medium sized pen with a screw cap that came in both resin and solid sterling silver models. There were a couple of different variations of this pen, one of which I've shown before.

This particular pen, however, is different. As mentioned, this is an unreleased prototype of the original Profili design. The seller from whom I bought the pen stated that it was likely not released in this design due to its similarity to another Italian made pen, the Montegrappa 'Symphony'. This prototype does share a number of design similarities with the retailed pen, including an 8 sided, faceted design, resin finial, grip, cap band and end cap, guilloche etching on alternating facets, a #5.5 sized nib, and a slightly hour-glass shaped grip. The big difference between the two models is the cap; While the cap of the retail pen has an extended and conical finial as well as a standard ball clip, this prototype has a flat finial and a clip with a rolling wheel instead." (*see image below*)

"I'll be honest and say I actually like the looks of the prototype better, as I think the flatter finial makes the pen look a bit more balanced on the whole. Both are lovely pens, though, and I'm glad I have both."

"The nib is Delta's standard #5.5 nib in stainless steel, and it's a lovely writer."

(Side note: We posted Jerred's full review of that Delta 'Profili' model with the red cap finial here back in November 2020).

We'll be featuring Jerred's other new Delta fountain pen on Tuesday, so keep your eyes peeled! Many thanks to Jerred for sharing these beautiful fountain pens with us :)

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