As of Spring 2019 the Platinum Balance has been discontinued and is no longer available for sale.

The Platinum Balance is tipping the scales of things we are excited about at Goulet Pens. The Balance has been around for quite a while in Japan, but this is the first time it has been made available to the US market. If it looks familiar, it’s because it’s the same pen as the Platinum Cool, but in a more conventional color palette. There are four bold colors that are complementary for any desk at home or in the office. The gold trim and gold-plated steel nib step up the sophistication for a classic look.


Platinum Balance in blue




Platinum Balance in wine red

The pen comes with a Platinum cartridge converter for use with bottled ink, or you can use Platinum’s proprietary ink cartridges for an easy refill.


Platinum Balance in black, shown with the included ink cartridge (top) and converter (bottom)

What is unique about this pen is the slight flex that the steel nibs offer. As you add a moderate amount of pressure, you can get a fair amount of line variation. I wouldn’t recommend it for your next calligraphy assignment, but it adds a little something extra to everyday writing.



Platinum Balance in green with a fine gold-plated steel nib


The Platinum Balance is affordable and fun. We are excited to see it among the Platinum line-up. For more information on the Balance and the Cool, check them out at

How do you think this pen will look in your collection?