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Bexley Poseidon Magnum


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#1 stevlight

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 15:28

I bought this pen at the Philly pen show from Richard Binder. I have always loved the look of the poseidon but of late have been on a black with silver trim kick. When I saw this pen, it literally was the first pen I picked up to look at, at the show. I also got to meet Howard of Bexley pens which was a treat--great guy. Once I wrote with a Bexley nib--that was it-- this was the pen for me.
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APPEARANCE/FINISH 5/5
It is a beautiful black pen with silver color trim--my favorite combo.
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From left to right MB 149, Poseidon Magnum, Pelikan M805, Pelikan Polar Lights
DESIGN/SIZE/WEIGHT 5/5
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!)
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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!)
COST
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!
CONCLUSION
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.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 16:23

Thanks for the review; it looks like a great pen. I agree that it would be nice if Bexley produced more piston fillers.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 16:38

I agree..I picked up the Mahogany.
It's really amazing that how much difference a little extra length makes.
It's probably one of the best designs that BExley has ever produced.

Edited by mdblue, 01 February 2009 - 19:33.


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Posted 01 February 2009 - 16:41

Thanks for the review. It looks like a beautiful pen. I really like large pens and may have to add this to my very short list of pens for the year.

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#5 gregamckinney

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 18:01

Will anyone have these for sale at the LA Show?

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 22:26

Thanks for the review.

I never did get a Poseidon because of the pen's length. This Magnum has me very interested and I am glad to see a review. I will no doubt pull the trigger on one of these.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 01:45

Great Looking Pen!

~~ this will be on the short list for 2009~~

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#8 Dennis B

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 00:20

QUOTE (stevlight @ Feb 1 2009, 09:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would recommend this pen to anyone and have already been eying the orange color! Does that come in silver trim???


All the standard colors come in your choice of rhodium or gold plated trim.

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#9 stevlight

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 11:44

Thanks Dennis B--I did not know I had choice of trim color!! I think I might be getting the Poseidon magnum in orange with rhodium trim then!!

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 01:52

The Mahogany model of the Magnum really appeals to me. The only issue is the light weight. I may be partial to heavier pens, but being a neophyte I am still learning. This would surely be a more economical and patriotic choice over my other lusted-after pen the Stipula Etruria.


#11 stevlight

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 02:58

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The only issue is the light weight.


I added a brass tube from a hobby shop that fits over the convertor and into the barrel to add some weight. It took a few tries to get it the right length so it would not rattle around in there but now you would not know it was there except for the added weight.

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Edited by stevlight, 08 March 2009 - 03:04.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 03:27

QUOTE (stevlight @ Mar 7 2009, 06:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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The only issue is the light weight.


I added a brass tube from a hobby shop that fits over the convertor and into the barrel to add some weight. It took a few tries to get it the right length so it would not rattle around in there but now you would not know it was there except for the added weight.

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Great idea. Can you share the diameter and length of the tube?
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#13 stevlight

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:27

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Can you share the diameter and length of the tube?


The tube is 11/32 in. diameter by 1 27/32 in. length.
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 13:35

A nice review of a nice pen! Congratulations!
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 14:57

QUOTE (stevlight @ Mar 8 2009, 05:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Can you share the diameter and length of the tube?


The tube is 11/32 in. diameter by 1 27/32 in. length.


Thanks! A Magnum is on my shopping list for this year. The added weight will be a nice modification.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 18:14

What can I say, it is like the vintage Pelikan 100 on steroids -- beautiful : )

I think the black and silver is the nicest combination.
If only it were a piston filler!

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 08:29

Real nice review. I like the design very much and similar to the shape of the MB 139, A. Dumas, Hemingway, and Delta Dolce Vita. Some would deride the lack of an integrated piston filler, but I like the cartridge/convertor approach on this pen for its simplicity of use, maintenance, and upkeep should there ever be a problem with it.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 19:25

Thanks for the brass tube idea!


"I added a brass tube from a hobby shop that fits over the convertor and into the barrel to add some weight. It took a few tries to get it the right length so it would not rattle around in there but now you would not know it was there except for the added weight.

#19 stevlight

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 19:41

I have since traded this pen but do think about it sometimes. It was more the convertor that annoyed me. I have thought about getting one and sealing the barrel end cap so I could make it an eyedropper.

BUT then I got the Bexley 58 which IS an eyedropper so no need.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 21:58

Here it is 2017, and I'm just now ordering the Bexley Poseidon Magnum.  It won't arrive until next Wednesday, but what everyone's input here, I'm already in love with it and anxious to hold her.  I'll do a follow up when it arrives next week.








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