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    Default Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    I posted about this earlier in another topic but thought it deserved its own.

    Had Chris Burton at custom-bindes.com put Bindes on a Pelikan M205 and M405. One in Royal Purple and one in Blue Lizard vintage celluloid materials. I cannot express how beautiful these are. Even more so in person.

    I know Chris is pretty busy but he does good work. Anyone else have a pen done by Chris? He has even done Pilot Vanishing Points in the past.

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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    Wow. Just wow. Thanks for posting. This is the first I have heard of such a technique.
    Beware of oblique conclusions.

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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    He has an Ibis of mine, and it has finally moved to the top of the que. I hope for great things like yours. I did stare at those lizard colors for a long time.

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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeph View Post
    He has an Ibis of mine, and it has finally moved to the top of the que.
    My pens were with him for quite a while but it was worth the wait. Hope you're as pleased as I am!

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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    Those are gorgeous!

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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    TR, I saw your other post and got very enthused. I went to his site and sent him a message via his contact form. This was 4-5 days ago, and I haven't heard a word from him - is he usually a person that returns communications promptly? I don't want to pester a new contact person, but on the other hand if I am 'just a bother' or something I'll consider not going this route.
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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    They are gorgeous, but I just can't afford a Pelikan and then the cost of the binde. When and if I find one with a destroyed binde for a song...
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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    Chris is very,very busy. You will need a great deal of patience but as you can see the results are worth it.

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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    I understand busy, but simply acknowledging an email isn't an undue burden. I'll wait a little longer.
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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    Not sure if he is on spring break or anything. But he usually will reply quickly. His work queue is a bit long maybe though. :-)

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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    Great looking pens.

    How snug a fit are the bindes? Do they look natural or do they stand proud of the barrel? No criticism intended, just curious to understand how it affects the original pen.

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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    Quote Originally Posted by da vinci View Post
    How snug a fit are the bindes? Do they look natural or do they stand proud of the barrel?
    Chris takes down the old binde first so the new one is flush. Good question.

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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    Beautiful pens !!!

    So the body or Binde is thinned down to fit a sleeve over it or is it replaced ?


    Thanks... I know it may be a stupid question but I have never seen this done before.

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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    Quote Originally Posted by earthdawn View Post
    So the body or Binde is thinned down to fit a sleeve over it or is it replaced ?
    Good question.

    I'm no expert. As I understand it, the existing binde is thinned down / taken off and then a new one is added on.

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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    The original binde is removed (carefully) and the new one is custom made to fit over the existing barrel and with the same OD and length as the original.
    That is my understanding at least.

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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    Pelikans have a body, and then a "binde," basically a sleeve that is fit over the barrel. That's the pretty green stripes, or blue, or red on the modern pens. That binde can be removed (obviously not easily). On some older pens the adhesive breaking down or shrinking of parts actually makes bindes able to slip right off, have seen it on old 100s.

    So my understanding is he totally removes the original binde (sleeve) and then fits the new one. You can't tell it didn't come from the factory that way, except that Pelikan never mind pens in the colors he offers.
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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    You *might* be able to take the binde off a modern Pelikan by soaking it in water. Happened to me a couple of times-- the binde nudged a little but didn't separate completely. Didn't attempt it as I might not be able to put it back

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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    Quote Originally Posted by tandaina View Post
    Pelikans have a body, and then a "binde," basically a sleeve that is fit over the barrel. That's the pretty green stripes, or blue, or red on the modern pens. That binde can be removed (obviously not easily). On some older pens the adhesive breaking down or shrinking of parts actually makes bindes able to slip right off, have seen it on old 100s.

    So my understanding is he totally removes the original binde (sleeve) and then fits the new one. You can't tell it didn't come from the factory that way, except that Pelikan never mind pens in the colors he offers.
    Thank you for that explanation, Tandaina. I could see the difference, but I didn't know how it was accomplished.
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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    I stopped by his site this morning and was just astounded by the gorgeous bindes he's created. The skill and technique to pull this off, especially on smaller-sized pens, must be very challenging. If I ever got one made, I would want him to make it!

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    Default Re: Pelikan Bindes by Chris Burton

    Lovely work. Id love to have a pen "re-binded" by him at some point...

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