Click here to read of my real dolphin encounter
Delta Animals Collection -- Dolphin FP
Part of the Delta Animals collection, I couldn't resist actually stocking this pen. It's such a beauty, and I've always had a fascination with cetaceans (which include dolphins and whales -- read more here).
The pen itself is light, being all resin, but is quite large in size (5-1/8" capped, 6" posted and about 5/8" diameter where most people would grip). It's a screw-on cap to close, but friction fit for posting. The blue resin selected for the cap is ideal for the subject matter in my opinion, as it captures the feel of the ocean.
The beautiful dolphin, which wraps itself around the cap, is not a clip, so this is a pen that needs to travel in a pen case or secured in a flapped pocket, purse, etc. Contrary to the blue that the top photo shows -- which is from the Delta catalog -- the barrel is a lustrous black resin, as shown in my scans and photos.
The pens I stock all have the lovely Delta 18K gold nib in medium, but the following sizes are available through nib exchange with YAFA (the importer and warranty service center): EEF, EF, F, M, B, BB, OM, OB & Stub. The pen is a cartridge/converter fill, and the included piston converter for bottled ink screws into the section for a secure fit.
Although not a limited edition, each pen is individually numbered on the barrel, beneath 'DELTA Italy' and 'Animals Collection', and next to the Delta reversed-nib logo. The warranty booklet that accompanies the specially designed Animals gift box further details the three previous animals in the collection -- Crocodile, Elephant and Polar Bear.
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Revised: November 3rd, 2015