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Bexley Poseidon, "Custom" Colors

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#1 Andy



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Posted 07 August 2007 - 22:43

Neotiger has already done a very good review of this pen, but I just finished a little write-up with some pics that I posted on PT, so I thought I would share it here, too, with a few additional observations. -Andy


When announced, I was immediately intrigued by the form of the Bexley Poseidon- like a heftier Pelikan 100N. I liked it, but, apart from the Tortoise, I didn't care for the materials used.

So when I saw these, I kinda went nuts... smile.gif

Pens 1, 2, and 4 are specials made for the eBay seller "outletline" (very satisfied customer); #3 is the special made for Dennis B of Parkville Pens (similarly very satisfied customer smile.gif ). Outletline actually had 5 different models made- the Butterscotch I skipped (possibly regretting that decision), the White is in the mail. He still has a few of the others listed, though he can't have many more (he had 28 of each color produced). (Note on "outletline"- I found him to be very easy to deal with, and all of the nib-swaps I requested arrived as expected.)

The materials are very cool- the cracked ice is probably my favorite. The pen parts are easy to mix-and-match; I think Bexley would have done very well to put brown end-caps on the Tortoise pen instead of black for their standard production pens (it looks pretty snappy).

Here are some detail shots of the materials:

Overall, I am very pleased with the model- great size, great shape. Some people might find it a bit on the short side, but I find it to be just about perfect for use unposted (posted is a bit unwieldy, and, frankly, the cap goes onto the back a little too tightly- happily I never post, so it's a non-issue for me). It's a "little" pen, but it feels big due to its larger-than-usual girth- I like it. One bonus noted- the shorter pocket-depth on this pen makes it one of the few modern pens I own that will fit in every shirt-pocket I have, even the really short ones....

I haven't seen the other two regular-production colors in person, but the pictures I've seen haven't done much for me- s'allright, though- these specials should keep me happy (for a little while, at least wink.gif ).

Now all I need is for Bexley to make a piston fill version in the Cumberland HR- anyone feel like stepping up and sponsoring another SE? biggrin.gif


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Posted 08 August 2007 - 00:36

Yeah, totally agree about a great pen.

Really love the Parkville Pen edition, but I just have a thing against gold trim. I also considered the cracked ice one, but figured it would be too similar to the FPN LE Simplicity.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 01:30

Excellent review of some fantastic pens! If only it were a piston filler . . .
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:27

nice pen in every case ;) the poseidon II magnum their sucessor is piston filled

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