Delta is back and with a bang! We’re thrilled to be the exclusive UK retailer for this reborn legendary Italian brand. In November 2021, Nino Marino announced that he had acquired the rights to the Delta Pen Company, allowing him to relaunch a brand that he originally co-founded in 1982.
The 39+1 (a name to reflect 40 years since Delta was first launched) is the first, all-new model and what a start it is! A limited edition of only 399 pens, with the barrel, cap and grip section being crafted from mottled brown and black celluloid. The trim is gold-plated, apart from the vermeil (gold-plated sterling silver) main barrel ring and cap band – the latter of the two being engraved with a design inspired by Pompeii.
Delta were renowned for their innovation and this 39+1 is no different – it features what Nino calls the ‘Write Balance’ system. At the end of the barrel can be found a threaded cone, inside of which sits a 2g gold-plated weight. With the weight in place, the balance is towards the barrel cone, making the user’s hand more involved in the writing process. With it removed, the balance shifts towards the front of the pen, meaning that the pen is doing more of the work itself.
The pen is a cartridge / converter / eyedropper and a bottle of ink is included with each pen.. All models are available with your choice of an 18k EF, F, M, B, STUB or 14k Flex EF and Flex F nib.
Length when Capped: 161mm
Length without cap: 144mm (nib included)
Weight: 38g (with cap), 26g (without cap)