First impression: 4/5
Nicely packaged in presentation box. This is my first Bexley, and I see I can register the pen, which is a nice option. Prompt service from Parkville Pens (no affiliation).
I got the Onyx model, and was very struck by the beautiful colors of this pen, almost iridescent. (Can't stop checking it out.) The classic shape attracted me right off, too.
5 1/4” closed. 6 3/8” posted. Cap comes off in 2 1/2 turns. Perfect size and weight for me. The shape and size are similar to some classic vintage pens, like the Vacumatic and Carter.
Stainless steel, Fine. A western fine, more like fine/medium. First Schmidt nib I’ve owned and puts down wet line dependably. Smooth, but not quite as smooth some others I have, and I’ll admit I’m pretty spoiled with a lot of good nibs.
Filling system: 4/5
Converter, international size. OK.
Cost and value: 4/5
$99.00, post paid. A fair enough price for a very nice pen.
Conclusion, total rating: 26/30
I like it. It's a keeper.
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