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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Platinum Fountain Pen Lineup



Platinum is one of those brands that just doesn't get the attention we feel it deserves. There are so many cool and unique aspects to the Platinum line, but it is a little confusing. Rachel and I sought to clear up some of this confusion in last week's Goulet Q&A (which was Platinum themed), and it came together so nicely we felt that it was worth breaking out into its own video. So here it is! We included time markers for each pen, so make it easier to reference. Hopefully this will help you understand a little better what Platinum has to offer.

(2:15) Platinum Preppy ~$4
(3:25) Platinum Plaisir ~$22
(4:06) Platinum Balance ~$43
(4:15) Platinum Cool ~$42
(5:43) Platinum Carbon Brush Pen ~$5
(6:13) Platinum Maki-e Brush Pen ~$41
(6:34) Platinum Weasel Hair Brush Pen ~$48
(7:17) Platinum Desk Pen ~$12
(8:24) Platinum 3776 Black Century ~$176
(8:29) Platinum 3776 Bourgogne ~$176
(8:43) Platinum 3776 Chartres Blue ~$176
(11:15) Platinum President ~$220
(12:00) Platinum Modern Maki-e ~$144
(13:10) Platinum Kanazawa Leaf Maki-e $192
(14:05) Platinum Galaxy Maki-e ~$756
(14:54) Platinum 3776 Ebonite ~$640
(15:29) Platinum Izumo Urushi ~$960
(16:04) Platinum 3776 King of Tigers ~$800
(16:37) Platinum 3776 Celluloid Koi ~$360
(17:34) Platinum 3776 Karakusa ~$960

I'm sure you have questions, and that's totally cool! Ask away in the comments.

Write On,
Brian Goulet

4 comments:

  1. You keep on about how 'firm' the nibs are .... ignoring my 3776 SF nib!

    Nice video, heck of a range though, and good quality pens IMHO

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  2. Good point. The one non-firm nib would be the soft-fine! But even that nib, in comparison to Pilot's soft nibs on the Falcon and other pens, is firmer.

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  3. You guys did a great job. They do so cool demonstrators and some really nice wood pens. They are the parent of Nakaya with Nayaka being the more bespoke. The fit finish have always seemed first rate and I own quite a few Nakaya Urishi for the same guts nib and convertor and feed, you get my pen, not necessarily the materials for 100's less. They are really an incredible company and I love them. I think they rank right up there with any of the germans or Italians, I have had them all.


    As to the soft, they are springy not necessarily semi flex. Omas Extra flexible they aren't.


    Big thank you for doing this if people invest in these pens they won't, be sorry.....


    Best
    Mike

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  4. Weasal is bizarre. Agreed!

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