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Bexley Corona Review


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#1 tricnomistal

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 05:17

Sorry that the images are huge... and that the image of my writing is sideways. :embarrassed_smile:

Here's a what my messy writing says:

Bexley Corona B Nib from Richard Binder.
Ink Noodler's Bulletproof Black.

I have two other pens, a Pelikan m150 and a Waterman Phileas. I purchased this pen as an upgrade to these pens, which just were not quite making the cut for me. I heard lots of good thing, and decided to give the Corona a chance.
Appearance and design: 9.8/10 What a beauty! The pen sparkles in the light. Very nice. It seems sturdy and has a good weight to it.

Nib and performance: 9.0/10 A very pretty nib (given that it's steel). It's the smoothest writer I've got, but its not always the same level of smoothness. It sometimes has trouble when left capped an unused, occasionally making for difficult starts. Though, this may be from how I ordered the nib to be adjusted. It is a medium-wet writer. Just how I like it. :)

Filling system: 9.5/10 Piston filling system. I like the system and have heard that other people like it too, but I feel like I don't get as much ink in the pen as I'd like to.

Cost and value: 10/10 I believe the pen retails for about $185 but I paid $138 on Mr. Binder's site. I think it's a fair price given that it is a sturdy, pretty pen that writes nicely.

A few notes that weren't on the page for space constraints:

The cap posts but not very well, and I don't trust to write with it on.
The pen is a good bit wider than my m150 which is nice for my hands, but all the same, I might even prefer something wider for my next upgrade...
Feel free to ask any other questions about the pen you might have!
And a big thanks to all the folks who advised towards this nice pen when I asked for suggestions.

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Edited by watch_art, 12 February 2012 - 15:44.
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#2 Toolattack

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 16:45

Nice looking pen, I really like the swirl pattern in the final image.

#3 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 19:39

Congrats on a lovely pen :thumbup:
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

#4 Uncle Red

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 21:11

This seems to be Corona day. Nice pen, I was looking to see a B nib, thanks.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:50

Do you think this pen would make a good daily writer? I'm in the market for a big bodied FP.

#6 tricnomistal

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:06

Do you think this pen would make a good daily writer? I'm in the market for a big bodied FP.

I would definitely see this as a good daily writer. This would be a good choice.
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