Leonardo Officina Italiana, born in 2018, is a brand founded by a workshop that has been engaged in stationery production in Italy for more than 45 years. This is a brand that is destined to “Delta”, which was unfortunately closed in the same year. In 1982, the brand-new Italian writing manufacturer Delta was born. Although its history is not very long, it is famous for its bright orange pen called “Dolcevita”. The orange pen body symbolizes the uniqueness of the rocky hillside under the Mediterranean sun. Its design reflects a kind of balanced beauty. The combination of orange and black is full of vitality and complements each other, making Delta’s style unmistakable, becoming a classic with distinctive features and unforgettable.
Although collectively referred to as “Hawaiian Blue”, it also contains shades of blue in various tones, plus some gray colors, as if the colors of the Hawaiian sea can be expressed on a pen. The color changes are great, and the pearlescent tone greatly enhances the visual sense. Moreover, the color of the pen body will be different according to the viewing angle. It is a gem that can feel the complex taste.
The nib is 14K gold nib, and I chose the exquisite F nib. It is said that European and American fountain pens have a thicker character width than Japanese fountain pens, but when actually writing, I feel that the F-tip of this fountain pen is very close to the Japanese nib. Although it is thin, it does not have a crispy feel. The nib is very soft, the overall writing experience is great, and the writing is very smooth.
The fountain pen is a dual-purpose fountain pen that can use ink sacs and ink absorbers, and can be used with refills and ink absorbers. The ink absorber is preset, but because it can remove all parts of the pen docking shaft, it can also suck ink like a suction pen, which is unique. (As long as the docking shaft is removed, the converter knob will appear, so it can be used like a suction type.) I am glad that you don’t need to spend time and effort to remove the pen neck every time you inhale ink.