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  1. ParkerBeta

    What Bexley model is this?

    I just bought this pen: https://chatterleyluxuries.com/product/bexley-52-orange-ebonite-fountain-pen/ I don’t know what pen it is, but it is certainly not a “#52” because AFAIK Bexley never had a 52 model. It looks like an America the Beautiful but with a different cap band. The orange ebonite makes me think this is a prototype or a small-batch run. Can anyone identify the model? Thanks!
  2. WLSpec

    Bexley Fountain Pens

    I've been eyeing Bexley pens for a while, and from what I understand they are a USA based company that makes pens inspired by vintage designs. However, I heard some stuff about a change in ownership somewhat recently, and I was a little confused. I just want to know more about the company, as I don't know much right now, and as I am considering purchasing one of their pens. So who owns the Bexley company? Are modern Bexley pens different from earlier ones? After doing some searching on FPN, it is clear that many people LOVE their Bexley pens, so I am very curious about them. The Poseidon looks very nice, and it seems to be sold out most places. So what's the deal with Bexley? Thanks for any responses.
  3. I am the original owner of this Bexley but I didn't keep good notes and my memory, well... I wrote down at one point that it was a Model 58 but believe that I meant 56. I remember that it was an Owner's Club model but what year? 2008 or 2009? A Google search found no images to compare - as if all Bexley history has been scrubbed. The images I did find of olive ebonite Bexleys had a pyramidal top on cap - mine is flat and reminds me of Moby Dick with the clip placed lower like the mouth of a sperm whale. Even here on FPN the older post images are no longer available. I was really confused when I couldn't find the Bexley website which at one point had an Owner's Club/past editions section for reference. Finally I came upon the threads (posted during FPN/buying hiatus) about Bexley's sale. Sad. Will likely be a lot more of this in the future. So I turn to the FPN knowledge base. Please tell me what I should know and I promise to make better (analog) notes.
  4. In the last few months I have been using mostly pens with either Jowo or Bock steel nibs. I tend to prefer M or B nibs, although I do also stretch to F and stubs. Although F nibs are not my first choice except for fine notes, both Jowo and Bock F nibs are still enjoyable for me, as they are sufficiently smooth. I have a few Jowo 1.1 stubs, and although they are not bad either, I usually do have a preference for stubs with tipping. All in all both these brands make enjoyably smooth steel nibs in the F to stub range, which I do like using, and have several different pens which mount these. After a period of rotation over a few months of several different pens with Jowo/Bock steel nibs, last week I picked up a Bexley with a 14k gold nib, size M. The Bexley is an Equipose in a rather unusual green colour (called Colorado Green). Besides the unusual colour, the Bexley Equipose is quite a classic looking pen (with converter system). The design is classic cap over barrel, with no step-down barrel to section (which I find so annoying due to the way I hold my pens high up). The threads are smooth and the size of the pen is big enough to be very comfortable uncapped (I almost never post). After a long period of use of steel nibs, what does however strike me immediately on putting this pen/nib back to paper is the different way it writes. Ever so soft! It's not a matter of being smooth, it's not a matter of flex either (I don't usually look for flex when writing, although I can recognize flex/semiflex nibs), it's just much more relaxed and natural in a way. I don't feel as though I have to push, while I do somewhat with steel nibs, in comparison. This nib is no doubt lovely (14k M) and I had forgotten how much more enjoyable it is writing with it, compared to a group of various Jowo/Bock steel nibs (including some mounted on more recent Bexleys I own). The difference is subtle, but it's there absolutely! I'm not starting the steel vs gold topic again, I know, I do have a few gold nibs that are not so different from the a/m group of steel nibs in the way they behave... It's probably just that this is a heck of a lovely nib!
  5. wilcohead

    Bexley And Iron-Gall Inks

    I'm considering buying a piston-filling Bexley Poseidon. I am interested in using iron-galll inks in it. Does anyone know if it has metal parts inside that will corrode over time?
  6. At the end of last week, September 15, I believe, an FPN member listed three pens for sale in the Classifieds section: 2 Eversharp and one Bexley. That particular Bexley pen is described as a Bexley 10th Anniversary Limited Edition in green pearl with red veins. The seller states, “With some help, I determined that this pen was a prototype, as it is missing the normal laser engraving and it has a blind cap to access the converter. The regular production models do not have a blind cap. I find that to be a strange description for this pen as The Noble Savage, in his review of a production Bexley 10th Anniversary Pen (September 8, 2005) in Lemon states about his pen, “One thing that I like about Bexley pens is that the top of the cap can be unscrewed so you can do some spring cleaning on your pen.” and “I also noticed that there is a blind cap and you can actually fill the pen without having to unscrew the section from the barrel to fill it up.” I am wondering about this pen’s description as Bexlevy sold a doppelganger of this pen on eBay September 5, 2017 and the title of the sale is: “Bexley Fountain Green/Red Tenth Anniv Overstock Rhodium Trim” and the description states, “Made from a quantity of left over parts from our long sold out Tenth Anniv Collection. This pen is a Green and red striped acrylic in a Cartridge converter filling pen. It has a black grip section and comes with the converter.” Now I am wondering: How can one determine if a particular, non-production, Bexley Fountain pen is a prototype pen or an overstock pen? Can anyone here provide an answer? CC
  7. s_t_e_v_e

    Bexley Nib Units

    I recently acquired a Bexley Poseidon Magnum II with a broad nib. The pen is piston filled. I was contemplating on getting a medium nib for it and was looking at my options. I was under the impression that standard Jowo #6 nibs would fit this pen but found that the nib units for Bexley's piston and converter pens are different. Is this true? Indy-pen-dance sells Bexley nib units with an additional $10 for the piston nib unit. Could someone clarify the differences between the two nib units? Thanks!
  8. Happy Anniversary Fed Pens! It's been two years already since we started Federalist Pens! It's hard to believe that it has been that long already! I have come a long way since the forum days of selling vintage items to fund the hobby that I love! The hobby that I still share with you, even as a retailer! The support has been great, and we have acquired several great brands over the past year! For pen brands- we have added Bexley, Aurora, and Montegrappa to the family! In ink, we took a chance, and added Robert Oster Inks to the line up exactly a year ago this month! Robert asked me to carry the products last July thru social media, and I agreed to be the first US Dealer! We debuted them at last year's DC Pen Show! Now- Oster Signature Inks has 6 US Dealers, and 80 different colors! It sounds funny to say all this now, but Oster Inks were new to the pen community. Robert has accomplished all of his success in less than two years! We took on sponsorship opportunities this year as well! I have become a regular sponsor for the "Well Appointed Desk". Ana actually purchased the first Robert Oster bottle from me at last year's DC Show (she actually waited for me to unpack the Oster Products...), and she did the review of Robert Oster "Aqua" not too long afterward. Thanks to great reviews such as that, Oster Inks have really taken off! I also donated both an Aurora Pen (Inkdependence), and a Bexley Pen (The Pen Addict) for reviews. These pens were given away as my way of "Paying it Forward"! Look for more review/giveaways and sponsorship opportunities in the future! Of course, some brands have "come and gone" at Fed Pens. I try my best to keep my site and products as fresh and purposeful as possible. It was important to me to carry well-known and respected brands. This was vital when I first started selling products as a retailer. It still is important to make sure the products I carry are working for you! This is a very competitive business market, and this is very obvious at Pen Shows. We do work together, and "help" each other by sending customers to other dealers when we cannot help them (Well, I DO, ANYWAY...). Questions can vary at shows.. one of the more interesting questions my brother and I get is "Does the pen come with a box"? I am asked this question more than once at every show. I am shocked to see people surprised when I say "Yes"! We are authorized, professional, dealers selling you a brand new product that we represent- WHY WOULD YOU NOT GET A BOX?? Do not be a Sucker! When you deal with Federalist Pens (ME), you get: -The item you purchased -The box the product comes with -Paperwork and warranty from the manufacturer -Bonus of our choice (i.e. sample, brand ephemera, Fed Pens bag, product boutique bag, etc..) -Federalist Pens (MY) 30-Day no Hassle/Haggle Warranty! Full Refund or replacement! (Only exclusion to this is with NOS Vintage Products- cannot be replaced...) DC Supershow next month starts Year Three for Fed Pens! (We debuted at the 2015 Show!) Stay tuned for more great deals, new products, and my continued support of the Pen Community! Happy Shopping!Federalist Frank Anniversary Sale! www.federalistpensonline.com To celebrate- the site is programmed to give you an additional 10% Off at Checkout! There is no coupon needed- just spend $20 or more, and Checkout will apply the discount! You will save over 20% on most items ALL MONTH LONG! It is my way of thanking you for the rapid success we are having! Shop Now! Many items will not be this low again! Some of the brands I represent do not even allow a discount- this will be waived during this period! Checkout does not discriminate (well, it could if I programmed it that way)! Take advantage of seldom discounted brands, as well as "Pre-Orders" (See Below) There is more! Most pen items will be shipped to US residents FREE this month! US Shipping is waived on pens $25 or more this month! Enjoy reduced shipping on ink, paper, and accessories! Thank You for your loyalty, and business!Here's to Year Three 2017-2018! New Products! NEW! Pelikan M200 Smoky Quartz FP Collection The long awaited Pelikan M200 Smoky Quartz FP will be arriving next month!I am hopeful that it will be here for the DC Show! I know I will have stock for both the Commonwealth Pen Show (Mass.), and the Pelikan Hub Event (Philadelphia Hub) in September! The pen will also come as a kit to include the Edelstein Smoky Quartz Ink. I will open a page to take pre-orders for this pen later this month! New! Aurora 88 Minerali Collection! This beautiful new Demo Collection from Aurora will arrive the end of July! They will be released seperately each month (starting with the Blue model "Azurite" coming later this month (for August)). They will be limited to 388 pieces each- and will come with 7 different nib choices! (EF-BB, plus a Stub and Italic choice as well!)Pens will retail for $795, with a $50 surcharge for Stub and Italic nibs!I will open the page for this beauty as well later this month for Pre-orders!(You will get the 10% Discount on both as part of my Anniversary Month Sale!) Tune in next month- around Mid-August! Review of the 2017 DC Show (Look for my tables!)!Federalist Frank
  9. Ebonite is a wonderful material for pens, combining lightweight solidity with a warm texture that absorbs moisture without becoming clammy. It's an irregular material that lends itself well to the fountain pen, an analog technology that hasn’t changed much in 50 years. Most of my ebonite pens originated in India, and they all write well and display an understated, old-fashioned integrity. But the Bexley Prometheus is as American -- and as Midwestern -- as a Ford Mustang (Michigan) and a Cessna Citation (Kansas). Or a Rawlings baseball mitt (Missouri). Bexley was founded in 1993 in Columbus, Ohio, by Howard Levy and other pen people who say their inspiration comes from classic designs from the first half of the 20th century. The Prometheus was first offered in the mid-2000s as a piston-filler with a gigantic, no. 8 Bock nib in 18-carat gold. Bexley appears to be gearing up for a re-release of a cartridge-converter version of the Prometheus in fall 2016, and recently sold several developmental pens in acrylic, ebonite, and celluloid material, equipped with a large, no. 6 Jowo steel nib. This particular Prometheus is made from raspberry-and-black-colored woodgrain ebonite. I now own two Bexley pens – the Prometheus and a Gaston special edition in a Tibaldi rosso-verde celluloid. This limited experience leaves me with three impressions: Bexley knows how to select, machine, and finish gorgeous material; how to ship an unbelievably smooth nib; and how to find and incorporate excellent pen furniture. The fine-grain material used in this Prometheus is the most uniform rendition of non-uniform ebonite that I’ve ever seen. I don’t know the source, whether it’s some classy version of ebonite ordinarily used in pipe stems and clarinet mouthpieces, but this material finishes up so smoothly that it cannot possibly fall in the economy category. The color is a quiet brownish-red that resembles mahogany. The gold-plated pen furniture displays depth, weight, and finish that suggest durability. The clip looks like a sturdy gold sword, the kind of double-edged blade Prometheus might have used in the theft of fire on Olympus. Two gold rings decorate the barrel, and there’s one on the cap. One of the barrel rings appears to separate the section from the barrel, decorating the cap. But this is an elegant illusion – the ring actually divides the section at the threads, and doesn’t even touch the cap. The three rings also divide the pen in two nearly equal portions, and separate the black acrylic cap and finial from the ebonite. Finally, the nib defines smoothness. If you like a toothy nib, one with some feedback, my Bexley experience suggests that you have two choices: buy a pen from someone else, or rough up your nib. It’s tough to come up with things I don’t like about the pen. It’s largish, in the girthy sense. Most of its dimensions are almost identical to a Lamy Safari, but the barrel, cap, and section are considerably thicker. The section is about 13 millimeters in diameter, a little sturdier than I’m used to, but doesn’t require much adjustment in the way I hold it. Sometimes it’s a little hard to find the sweet spot on the broad nib, but I’ve noticed that I rotate this pen more than others. Maybe it’s the girth, I don’t know, but once I find the sweet spot, it stays in place. The camphor aroma of the Bexley Gaston in rosso-verde celluloid is soothing and lovely. But the ebonite Prometheus is odorless, a good thing, because it doesn’t smell like burned rubber. The material, design, and construction of the Bexley Prometheus make you say, “I didn’t know they made them like that anymore.” But they do. If anyone today is building on the legacy of pens with integrity, born in the American Midwest, started by George Parker in Janesville, Wisconsin, and Walter Sheaffer in Fort Madison, Iowa, it’s Howard Levy, in Columbus, Ohio.
  10. trdsf

    My First Bexley

    I didn't plan on buying one today (though I have wanted to get one). A new-in-box flat top for $80 was way too good to pass up. I got #29 Green on Green with a fine nib. Anyone in the Columbus area, Robert Mason in the Short North has more Bexleys at that sale price through tomorrow. I don't recall which other ones they have other then definitely #30 Blue with Brown. http://cdn3.volusion.com/sgntb.nvkjz/v/vspfiles/photos/categories/1864.jpg?1466705502
  11. Federalist Pens

    What's New At Federalist Pens?!

    This Month at Federalist Pens and Paper- http://www.federalistpensonline.com/-Bexley-Pens-New_c_114.html We are pleased to add this brand to our family of pen products! Bexley- Made in USA, with Jowo nibs (14k nibs also available!) Philadelphia Pen Show http://www.philadelphiapenshow.com The Philly Pen Show is this weekend! Come to the first pen show of the year to see the latest products from your favorite brand! The snow came this weekend, and the forecast is calling for more mild weather later this week! It was a little rough with last year's storm, but it was a good show anyway! We gave away a Laban Pen as a door prize at Last year's show! I'm looking forward to my second "HOME SHOW" as Federalist Pens! Learn more about us here: http://www.federalistpensonline.com/Happy-New-Year-New-Newsletter_b_21.html
  12. Just a very quick topic to let you all share in my joy. I will do a formal review somewhere this weekend. A Bexley Owners Club 2015 Pendleton Brown Fine Stub. Bigger photos: https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipNCpK75hFLQeZigm8xeecgwBGy_mruzRwFXNdAi
  13. Wife gifted the Bexley Owner's Club 2017 pen (left) in Lapis to me, while my mother in law got me the the other 2, Bexley Poseidon Magnum in Cream and Purple (middle) and the Blue Bamboo Walking Stick (right). Both in medium nib sizes, my favorite. In the Lapis, I'm running Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue, thanks to an ink exchange with FPN member richofthetower. The Creme and Purple is running J. Herbin Violette Pensee ink cartridge and the Blue Bamboo is running J. Herbin Vert Pre ink cartridge. I also got gifted some Rhodia pads and J. Herbin ink cartridges - Vert Pre, Orange Indien, and Eclat de Saphir. My brother sent me a vert nice custom printed stationary set with matching envelopes. Already tested it out for fountain pen friendliness and happy to report that it is very friendly. From a company called American Stationary. My mom sent me some Dollar General pads that were made in indonesia. I was a little skeptical, but it turns out that the "cheap" $1 pads held up to all my currently inked pens! Going to go to the local Dollar General and see if they have any and if so, I'm buying up the whole lot. Anyway, it was a great Christmas pen haul! Hope others had good luck in their holiday on the pen front!
  14. titrisol

    Bexley Flat Top Bamboo

    I had the pleasure to visit the Bexley Pen CO. In Columbus OH. Howard Levy was a gracious host, showing me his love and passion for the pens they make, as well as the fine craftsmanship that goes into them. While there I bought a pen from his special-run collection. A blue Bamboo Flat Top (#28 in the picture)http://cdn3.volusion.com/sgntb.nvkjz/v/vspfiles/photos/categories/1864.jpg?1466705502 1. FIRST IMPRESSIONS I chose the pen from a display in which he had several non-production examples, I was struck by the material and combination of colors.I bought the pen based on this impression.. Howard fitted a F nib to it, and allowed me to test it and fine tuned it to be sure I was happy with it. I was surprised by how light the pen is, I expected a pen this size to be heavy. The balance is very good and it fit my grip comfortably. 2. APPEARANCE & FINISH I love the appearance of this pen, looks like a classic Parker Duofold, or a Sheaffer Old timer from the 40sThe color was of my liking so there, perfect!The craftmanship is very good, the acrylic has benn polished to jewelry grade shine, and the joining of the sections appear seamless.The clip is very cimple, and feels nice and springy.I like the screw-on cap and the two tone nib with the Bexley logo on it. 3. SIZE & WEIGHT Size: 5 1/8" capped, 4 7/8" uncapped with the nib, and 6 3/8" posted. The barrel is about 1/2" diameter and the grip section tapers from 7/16 to 3/8"The weight is nice, being it much lighter than I'm used to, I feel more comfortable with the cap posted.Howard explain to me that he keeps the pens light to help avoiding cramps, and preventing "over gripping" the pen. 4. NIB DESIGN & PERFORMANCE Nib is a good two tone german nib. I chose the F size and it delivers as I expect it to.With waterman ink (blue), good ink flow, nice feel on the paper, smooth and with a bit of springiness. 5. THE FILLING SYSTEM This Flat Top uses a standard Cartridge/Converter system. International cartridges fit into it. 6. COST/VALUE I can't put a value to the experience of having this pen straight from the factory, I thought it was a bargain at below $100! 7. OVERALL OPINION & CONCLUSION For now, the pen is a great compromise between styling and comfort. The looks and finish are superb; and the writing experience is so far great. I will have to use it for more months before giving a final verdict.
  15. I'm trying to identify this pen, which I initially thought was a Bexley Corona until I realized it's a cartridge/converter pen rather than a piston filler (and there are minor cosmetic differences, like the extra gold-toned band at the bottom). It's definitely a Bexley Summer Sunset "something," as its got a Bexley nib and the "B" on the clip. Any help would be appreciated!
  16. I bought this off ebay a couple of weeks ago. It is a limited color run of this pen in this material. It is an acrylic material in cream with purple pearl swirls in it. It is very interesting and I really like it. I put in what I thought was a very low bid and never actually expected to win it, but I am very glad I did. It is a large pen, but feels great and writes beautifully. http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k526/stylobug33/Pen%20Catelogue/60D105B2-66F9-4517-BE03-DA778F9A183D_zpsquiy69uk.jpg http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k526/stylobug33/Pen%20Catelogue/1AC242B3-56AF-43F6-8F23-8419E9CDB614_zpso0gzhou7.jpg Has anyone else seen other pens in this material? It is very different. My husband said it looks like a Picasso painting and now I seem to be thinking of him whenever I write with it.
  17. I have a number of Bexleys and own the first 4 Owners Club pens. After that I have been incredibly disappointed with the design of the pens and have elected not to purchase them. Bexley seems to have lost their edge, not only with the standard editions but the annual versions. I think that Howard Levy is one of the most outstanding members of the pen community but he seems to have gotten off the path in my opinion. They are using the same clips, the same acrylics and design. Am I wrong here?
  18. This is my Bexley 58 in Fire Engine Red. This pen was purchased on eBay as an NOS Bexley from a discontinued line. This is the second pen that I purchased after my Edison, and my second "Made in the USA" pen. The pen arrived well packaged with a larger sized box in a sleeve. Good thing that the box was larger than the Edison...because this is a big pen! 15.25cm / 6 inches when closed/capped. The box was very nice, again in contrast to the box that Conklin uses. Generally speaking, I take a pen out of it's box and keep it in a cigar box with pen trays, then put the box in storage. I know that some people store their pens in boxes, so I try and leave a review of the box as well. This pen is a pretty red acrylic, described as Fire Engine Red. It came with a cartridge converter, and also an o-ring so it could be used as an eyedropper. Originally I had planned on doing the review using the converter, but due to circumstances beyond my control, you get the eyedropper review (with a different ink than intended, also!). The cap fits well, and the overall look is nice. For some reason, the gold band looks a little "meh". Not sure why, or what it is about the band, but, to me, it just looks a little chintzy (hard to explain, and probably a personal preference). Maybe it's too wide for my tastes. The clip is nice, and holds the pen in the pocket. It's a tight clip, so it is usable with a thinner dress shirt...with one caveat. There is about 1.75cm / .67 inches of pen cap that stick up above the pocket line. It's a little more than I like peaking up out of the pocket. If your pockets have flaps, then it's an awkward pen to to carry, as it props the pocket flap open. For as big as this pen is, it's not a heavyweight. It's fairly light, and if you write unposted it's nimble, as well. Posting the pen while writing makes it a little unbalanced (in my hand). The nib is nice, and lays down a wet line. This is noticeably wetter as an eyedropper with the Diamine ink than with the converter and Noodler's Purple. With the Noodler's ink, I had some dry starts and a little skipping until it settled down. Not the case with the Diamine ink. I let the pen sit capped for 5 days, and it started without even hesitating. The medium is smooth and writes well for me. I would put it on par with my Edison nib but a bit wetter. It fits well in my hand unposted and you definitely notice the pen's girth. It's not uncomfortable to write with, and it mimics the old Waterman pens of yore, according to the Bexley website. I don't have an old Waterman pen, so I cannot speak to that. The writing sample in the photo was done in a hurry, due to the dreaded disease called "lack of time". In summary: Appearance: 8/10 - The gold band isn't quite right for my tastes. Not sure why. Clip is nice, but there is a fair amount of cap above the clip. Wetness: 9/10 - It writes wet. Noticeably wetter with the Diamine ink as an eyedropper than the Noodler's with a cartridge converter. Smothness of nib: 9/10 - It's a JoWo nib, I think, like the Edison nibs. I'm guessing that it gets tuned before it leaves the Bexley factory, though. Very nice. Ergonomics: 9/10 unposted, 8/10 posted: Posted this pen is too long. Unposted, it's about right and fits my hand without any issues. Sealing: 10/10 as an eyedropper. Cap keeps the pen sealed against drying, no issues. Weight: 10/10 - For it's size, it's not a heavy pen. My Conklin Duragraph is a heavier pen. Overall: 8.75/10 - Because I wear casual clothing to the office, many of them have pocket flaps, and the cap is just too long for those. It's a nice, big pen and would probably be better in a desk drawer, or on a desk display than in the pocket. The red color is nice, and the gold clip goes good with the two-toned nib. It's in my regular pen rotation, that's for sure.
  19. I received this on Friday in the mail. Beautiful Bexley Imperial in the Cappucino Swirl color. Medium nib, cartridge converter and all inked up with Noodler's Black. I must say that I like the feel of this pen in the hand! Yes, I do know that I've spelled "Cappuccino" incorrectly, but that's the spelling used by the manufacturer.
  20. Hallo all Dana pens in Tel Aviv has a sale every December. I was there today. I found a beautiful NOS Bexley button filler and bought it immediately. I found a picture of it at: http://www.parkvillepen.com/bexleycollection.html Its an orange cable twist dating back to 1994 and is no. 274 of a limited edition of 1000 with a 14k two tone nib. Unfortunately it came without a box, but you can't have everything. Looking forward to using it Chaim
  21. This is my first real new pen since embarking on this little journey, so I thought I'd do a little review of my new Bexley Admiral. The little details: Capped length is 5.00" (that's what I call precise) Posted length is 5.36" Jowo fine nib Loaded with Sheaffer black Brief review: Since my only real experience, and that's limited, is with the vintage pens I've come across, I hope Bexley doesn't mind a few comparisons. It may be that some of what was done in the past made its way to this pen, and I'm pretty fond of it. The pen cap has some similarities to what Parker did on the Duofold - clip ring that can be replaced fairly easily if damaged or aged. I love the ball end on the clip, as well, making it an easier slide into my pocket. The basic overall look of the pen reminded me of the Sheaffer Balance Jr - full size cap, with a smaller barrel. You'll note how little difference there is in the capped and posted length. The barrel fits snugly and precisely deep into the cap. As with any new pen, as I've been reading, I did a quick flush and clean of the pen to sort of prime it up for use. After a few minutes of getting it started, the pen started to come alive. It's a very comfortable, smooth pen. It fits nicely in my hand, and the fact that it's not overly long means that it's not top heavy. You'll need to be careful where you position the cap and clip, because they sit right on your thumb, otherwise. I prefer a smaller barrel, and matched with the full size cap, this pen has the best of both features when using it. After a few minutes, and a couple taps on some micro-paper, the Admiral opened up and was smooth and fluid across paper. This was an impulse buy for me, and it was well worth it. I've always wanted to try a Bexley, and I'm now happy to own one. The added bonus was a quick tour of his facility.
  22. gregamckinney

    New Bexley Poseidon Ii

    Received my new Poseidon II demo on Saturday. It is beautiful. I have a pretty big sub-collection of Poseidon and Poseidon Magnum pens, so this one fits right in. http://www.gergyor.com/images/bex-pos2.jpg Partial family shot: http://gergyor.com/images/bexley-poseidons_2012-08-26_1200x.jpg Best Regards, greg
  23. I got this through the courier today and I'm pretty happy with it. It's a beautiful pen at a very good price. The local Bexley distributor had this, uninked, in his personal collection. He graciously included a 1.1 stub nib to go with the pen. I foresee more Bexley pens in the future. I love the way they make the section long and smooth, so comfortable to hold.
  24. I just put in an order for a Bexley Corona Blueberry Cream with factory nib (medium). Does anybody have a sample of how it writes? Any feedback about this pen? How does it compare to the Bexley Poseidon Magnum II? Thank you.
  25. of all my recent ebay finds, this is the one that i've been using the most, very much a keeper and a user: the bexley-made woodgrain duofold centennial. i love the warmth of the ebonite, and the faceting is exquisite: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5335/9310981903_89e416eeb4_z.jpg of all the modern parker nibs ever made, i consider the "banner" nib the most beautiful of them all, and it was used on this bexley: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/9310982625_e0de33a4a5_z.jpg i've seen this pen offered on the pentooling.com site for $450, and i was lucky to get it for considerably lower than that.

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