It is a beautiful black pen with silver color trim--my favorite combo.
From left to right MB 149, Poseidon Magnum, Pelikan M805, Pelikan Polar Lights
I love the shape of the pen the oversize dimensions and weight. It is a large pen without being too large. I love the classic design. It feels great in your hand. It is a little lighter than the M805. I actually added a brass tube in the barrel around the convertor to add some more weight. I just like a heavy pen--normal people will not need this at all!
NIB DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE 5/5
The Bexley nib is everything that everyone says it is. Smooth and crisp with a little feedback so you feel connected to the paper. I mostly draw with this pen and it is the perfect combination of size design and a great nib. I had it customized by Richard Binder to flow a little wet and to be flippable to a fine. We all know the magic Richard works on pens and this is no exception. I would recommend getting the pen from his site where you can have him work on it.
FILLING SYSTEM 4/5
It is a CC filler. This would be the GOD of all pens if it were a piston but the convertor works well (once I remembered to bleed out a few drops of ink to leave some air. I did one fill without doing that and it did not flow-- now it writes like a champ!)
I called it the Poseidon Grande in the above drawing because at the show that is what Richard and Howard called it. I see on the site they now call it the Poseidon Magnum (I like Magnum better, just did not feel like redoing the drawing!)
It is comparable to other first rate pens. I do not regret a penny I spent on this pen because I know I will use it the rest of my life with great joy. It has already produced alot of drawings so to me it has already paid for itself!
I would recommend this pen to anyone and have already been eying the orange color! Does that come in silver trim???
Edited by stevlight, 01 February 2009 - 15:32.