Cue the Imperial March.

From no Imperials, now I have three.


Bexley’s Imperial is a homage to Japanese pens. This explains a lot. The burgundy FPN-P pen is made of resin, and the other two are modern ebonite in purple and raspberry.


I appreciate the simple lines and the undecorated clip. The nibs are workhorses. Most Bexleys I’ve owned have need flow tweaking and these are no exception. Peter ground the nib on the raspberry ebonite into an extra fine, making it a good drawing pen.

The Bexley Imperial is longer and wider than the Platinum 3776, but is clear about its inspiration.


These all came to me thanks to Peter, Bexley’s official Philippine distributor (and also Diamine!). You can get in touch with him through FPN-P.

  • subgirl

    That raspberry ebonite is beautiful! A really sophisticated “pink”. I love pink and red pens and this is a lovely inbetween. Would love to see writing samples from these beauties! Thanks for showing them.

  • leighpod

    Yes, it is a yummy material. Will rustle up writing samples. 🙂

  • PeaceableWriter

    Those ebonites are great! But you know that… Bexley has some really wonderful materials they use, IMHO.

  • Guest

    Looks to me like the Japanese “inspiration” came from the Nakaya brand (Long Writer)…not the Platinum 3776.

  • Leigh Reyes

    Yes, I didn’t have a Long Writer to photograph at the time so I brought in the cousin as a stand-in. 😉