I'm trying something different with this pen, the Platinum Cool. I shot the video and there was so much I wanted to talk about that it ended up being over 20 minutes long. Not that I'm afraid to post videos that long, but the footage ended up being in such clearly defined segments, I wanted to experiment with splicing it up and making it into a multi-part video. This allows you as the viewer to just watch the individual segment you want, and you can more easily reference it in the future if you want.
This is all a grand experiment, so I'd really love to hear what you think in the comments. If it's dumb, then tell me. If you love it, please tell me. As I'm a busy father-of-two running a retail company with a lot of things demanding my time each day, I'm ever-searching for the most time-efficient and impactful way I can get my knowledge from my brain to yours.
This video ended up being in 6 parts total, and I embeded the video playlist (so if you click play, it'll just string them all together). The 6 parts are:
- Part 1: Unboxing
- Part 2: Comparisons
- Part 3: Key Features
- Part 4: How to Fill
- Part 5: Writing Samples
- Part 6: Matching the Converter
The Cool is, forgive my unavoidable pun, a very cool pen. It's in a great price range (list $53, $42.40 on Gouletpens.com) with a converter (normally $7.50 on its own). It is an attractive pen, is well-balanced, light, and seals reliably. It has a snap-cap which has an insert inside it to keep the nib from drying out, and can accept either Platinum cartridges or converters (no eye dropper conversion though, sorry). But best of all, it has a semi-flexible nib, with a very noticeable line variation going up at least two nib sizes with intentional pressure. It's no vintage Waterman, but it'll flex out when you want it to. It's a great alternative to the Noodler's flex pens for those of you who just can't get the hang of those, and is much cheaper than the alternative modern flex nib pens like the Namiki Falcon and Platinum Kanazawa Leaf Maki-e, though those are both great pens.
All-in-all, this is one of the more exciting pens I've seen come out lately, especially because of its versatility and affordability. Thank you so much Platinum for adding this pen to your line-up, it's refreshing to see pen companies that are coming out with pens that are both affordable and high-quality.