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Bexley Americana


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#1 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 18:36

Hi

Made a review of the Bexley Americana. Pic courtesy of Johnson.

Here is the handwritten review


Enjoy the review

regards

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#2 Rufus

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 20:05

Georges, just received mine today in Sanibel Blue with a medium 18c gold nib. Initial impressions are that this is an outstanding FP; all that I expected and then some: classic styling, beautiful colour and simple adornment, with a smooth, juicy nib. It could well displace my Parker Duofold Centennial as my favourite all round FP.
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#3 omasfan

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 06:44

This is a pen that I have always liked in a color that I have always liked. Maybe some day... or will it then be a Wahl Doric instead.... roflmho.gif
Definitely inspired by the beautiful Wahl Doric pen of old.

#4 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 21:11

Pen came back from repair I will post a review after the repair with pics.
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#5 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 15:36

Pics of before repair when I purchased the pen initially the pen in 2007 before the blue section where the nib is broke and before a small part of the cap went missing.



Pics after the reprair where a new section was put (there were no more blue sections available but black ones) and the cap was replaced too.




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#6 FrankB

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 15:51

I am glad the repairs came out okay. I also like the Americana a lot. I agree the pen has an ergonomic feel, and it is an excellent size for my hand - about Pel M-800/Duofold Centennial sized. I have two - red and grey - and both write very well. I have had the grey one, M nib, in rotation this month and I find it is one of my favorite Bexley pens. I also lament that this model is no longer made.

#7 avlisyar

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:05

I purchased one of the last Americana's from Richard Binder at the Philly show
this past weekend. I chose the Red which is just stunning to look at at. The
feel of the pen is great. I had the nib ground to a .7 CI by Richard and is
just great to write with. Like others have said, it is a shame that this
particular pen is no longer made. IMHO it is one of the best looking pens out
there.

#8 Ed Ronax

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 13:38

Nice review and nice pen, thanks.
And how can this be, because he is the Kwisatz Haderach.


#9 English John

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 08:17

I have just bought one of these this month from Richard Binder, and it is great. It is a lovely red one with a medium nib.
A bonus was that customs ignored the parcel...a real bonus !
It is at a reduced price at the moment, and I wish a blue one was available !

Worth seeking out

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 14:54

Excuse me, what is the barrel made of?

Edited by jszh, 13 May 2010 - 14:54.


#11 OiRogers

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 18:26

Excuse me, what is the barrel made of?


"Resin" aka... fancy plastic.

I've got a couple of these pens and they are wonderful.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 18:43

Have had a blue one for years and just got a red one from Richard Binder about a month ago. Very nice pens.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:19

I deliberated a long time on getting one of the last red ones from Richard Binder, and now I can't imagine why, as it quickly rose to the top of my favourites. I already rue not scooping a green one, but the blue... stunning. Already regretting not having the money for a 2012 Owner's Club in a similar blue, but piston filled (drools). Or the orange, or the green... why must Bexley make so many beautiful pens?

#14 KenS

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:23

I have a red one that I got from Richard B ground to an EF point. One of my favorite pens.. I can't understand why it's no longer made.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:07

Wow, I like!! I admire the Dorics and had no idea that a similar style new pen was available.






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