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Bexley Imperial Fountain Pen – Massdrop Exclusive

Bexley Imperial Fountain Pen – Massdrop Exclusive

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What a joke, everything is sold out. I have less and less of a good impression of Massdrop.
I pulled the trigger on a Purple Passion, but had to settle for a fine nib when I wanted medium. If Bexley is making these up special for Massdrop, it's hard to understand why nib sizes have to sell out (especially since the grip section is black and not patterned--grip sections should be swappable). I see I can get Bexley nib units separately and I may have to do that if I don't like the fine nib, but that will add significantly to the price of the pen. Bexley is a great brand and I'm pleased to see it offered on Massdrop.
If this is your first foray in to fountain pens, you've made a good choice Anyone sitting on the fence about these pens should not hesitate--they're real fountain pens made by real fountain pen people--good materials, good nib.
Last green model sold out while processing payment. Really massdrop?
Is the Bronze Pearl more orange or more brown?
dmerle
I have a bronze pearl pen of theirs, a few years old, and mine is not brown but definitely orange - not a bright orange but an amberish dark orange with lighter, almost yellowish mottling, and a good amount of chatoyance, very similar to the photograph here. It's a very pretty acrylic.
Anyone have any idea what shipping to Germany would cost? I have just joined Massdrop, so not sure if there is a way of getting the shipping cost before joining a drop.
ZRX1100
Click on "join drop" in the right pane, and it will display the shipping cost to your country (if you've entered one / your address in your profile).
keybers
Thanks for the info!!!
If they had a stub nib option I would be in... To bad for me...
Can we get these with a gold nib? I would be fine paying an extra $80 or so to have that. Also, how are these different from Edison Pens? I have an Edison Collier (Steel blue) that I really like.
Is this pen worth the cost? I'm always wary of steel nib pens that are over $100 unless I know the brand is well made. I do like JoWo nibs that are used by other pen companies. It is an attractive pen.
Theryon
I don't have this specific pen, but I own a Bexley Demeter. Looks to be the same nib. I went to my local fountain pen store expecting to buy a pilot custom 74 and liked the writing experience better on the Bexley. It certainly isn't as springy as a gold nib, but it was perfectly tuned right out of the box, and it is actually a rather large nib (easily 1.5x the length of my Kaweco Sport nib) and that gives it some nice bounce, especially compared to pens like my Lamy Al-Star, or Twsbi Eco.
Here's an interesting question/observation. Bexley pens appreciate in value over time, because they are so well made, etc. Since this pen is a Massdrop Exclusive, it will never hit the open market, and thus will never be in play alongside other Bexley pens. True, it is a Bexley, and so will have all the craftsmanship of Bexley pens, but since it is an exclusive, I wonder what the value of these pens will be ten or twenty years down the road.
Hi, when a drop doesn't reach its target is there still an order at the higher price? for example can you still order the Bexely that recentely expired just at the price point that was higher?
ekloskowski
No a drop must meet minimums to be successful. And commitment/purchases must be made while the drop is active. Once closed it's a done deal.
No shipping cost?
Pick
free to usa...
Doesn't anyone know what the blue cartridge is? What brand and specific ink is it? I thought maybe kon-peki but it's just a little shade off. Maybe it's a dried out KP, but I'd rather ask you folks
lvspro
Kon-Peki would not come in standard international cartridges, it's a Pilot ink and they have proprietary cartridges. I'm not sure Iroshizuku inks come in cartridges at all.
vadman
One can inject Iroshizuko into old cartidges. I have done this and used those inks in my Platinum pens (I collect the 3776 model). I do not know about other people, but I seriously get my rocks off injecting used ink cartridges. The only one I ever had a problem was with Private Reserve Electric Blue. So I bought the official cartriges (international), and those leaked just as much as my injected ones. I literally filled an entire Delta cap. that stuff took a week to get off my hands.
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Bexley Imperial Fountain Pen, Massdrop Exclusive and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 1/25.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 1/13.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
elimelendez
Just got an email today saying that my Bexley has shipped. A bit earlier than expected! Is this correct or was the shipping email sent in error?
I wonder if this community can answer a question for me on this pen. This may be my first fountain pen, and I'm unsure exactly how the ink fills. Are these cartridges that are local office supply store? And what is "converter"? Is that to convert to bottled ink? Or roller ball type pen? I'm sure that those who know fountain pens know what this is, but the pictures here weren't that revealing to me. Also, one more (as this would also be my first MassDrop purchase), with two days remaining it looks like the $139 level just got unlocked. But there's a button, "commit for $129" -- yet, clicking on that seems to suggest that whatever is the lowest unlocked price is what you pay, not necessarily $129. Now, ten bucks is not the end of the world, I'm just wondering how all this works, so that I can make the best set of choices. Thanks, all.
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Not exactly sure what you're asking about swapping the converter. "How should?" If you're asking whether it should be, then I'd say yes... the converter is a bit easier to use and I believe it has a larger capacity. If you're asking how it's done, then both the bladder and the converter are friction-fit... just pull one out and seat the other one. Regarding whether the converter can be locked, there's no need. The mechanism has enough friction in it that it won't move. Plus it's inside the barrel of the pen once everything is reassembled, so there's no chance of disturbing it. Last note on the Pilot bladder: This is, in effect, a vacuum filling mechanism. You squeeze the bladder to force air out, then release and as the rubber returns to its original shape, it sucks ink in. It takes a few seconds to do this, so be patient.
adouglas
Thanks! That's one heck of a reply you've given :)
There is no dispute with postal workers in Canada...it was settled in the summer and the union ratified the settlement Monday. If Massdrop Bazaar (bizzarre?😅) doesn't want Canadian orders, fine, but please don't blame it on a non-existent labour issue.
All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 10/21.
Expect another update from us on 10/22 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Bexley Imperial Fountain Pen, Massdrop Exclusive and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 10/21.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 10/11.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Is there any chance of bringing back the Purple Haze in a future drop? I love this pen (just ordered my third) but you seem to sell the same colors each time. I participated in the vote on materials last time, but my votes didn't win. Sometimes, you have to mix things up a bit! Thanks.
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JaneInAZ
Look, @JaneInAZ — it's back in Purple Haze! I'm in.
pyfgcrl
I saw it! But I already snagged one on ebay. It's a great material in person. And the pen is fabulous.
When I saw this drop I got excited to see that finally we were being offered a classic black pen that can work in the board room or home journaling. Then I clicked on join drop to find that in fact, a plain black pen was not one of the choices. Why mislead us showing the classic black pen, then take it away once we commit. I was disapointed to see that you are only offering carnival colors again. Sloppy, Sloppy, Sloppy.
meh....for this price, I would want the section to be made of the same material as the body. But that is just me.
The writing sample makes this nib looks like it has flex.
My question is, was the nib designed to be flexible? From the photos, it doesn't appear to have been. If that's the case, producing that kind of line variation will damage the nib.
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I noticed on nibs.com, they offer 14k flex nibs for some of their Bexley pens.. The nibs being offered here are plated steel. A great writing nib, just not a flex nib.
Thw1990
I have a couple of Bexley pens with that same steel nib. It's an excellent nib which they've obviously smoothed, but it has no flex.
All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
We're also on Instagram! We'd love to see photos of the drops you've received. Give us a follow @Massdrop and tag your pictures #massdrop. https://instagram.com/massdrop
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Bexley Imperial Fountain Pen, Massdrop Exclusive and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 6/24.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 6/1.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Is there a provision to order a gold nib for this pen? I would like to join the drop if it is a possibility. Thanks.
i bought these for $60 on their ebay site
@Massdrop - A screenshot demonstrating the writing size of Bexley's Fine/Medium/Broad would be very helpful.
I'm trying to decide if I want to try a Bexley Medium, but want to understand how it compares to Japanese Medium/Western Medium nibs.
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crec4e
This nib is definitely a Western medium, but not as wide as say a Cross or some Waterman mediums. It's a good thickness for writing.
Will we be able to customise things like sections shape or pen girth?
nvthekhang
In this drop, you can only customize the color of the acrylic, the nib size, and the clip color.
I have a very old pen body that the nib slips into and you dip that into ink to write. A gentleman at an English antique store said its called a lady's pen because it's a little smaller. Could I possibly purchase just the nibs? My Dad had the gold plated ones. If not, could you direct me some other place? Thank you so much!
Jweataway
I think you're talking about dip pens. I guess you could look on jetpens, or wait for a calligraphy drop. If you're looking for fountain pen nibs, you can check goulet pens as they offer quite a lot of variety of nib width and finishes. Hope it helps!