Welcome back! We hope everyone was able to benefit from our Easter Sale! This week we’re bringing you a pen that is a higher end starter pen. The Platinum Balance Fountain Pen is definitely an underrated pen for the great quality that it is.
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The Platinum Balance Fountain Pen is available in seven unique colors. Pictured in this review is the Cool Clear demonstrator version of the pen. Because it is a resin pen it is a pretty lightweight pen. The clip and accents are both rhodium, however other colors may have gold trim. On the bottom of the cap is a rhodium band with Platinum engraved on it.
Ringing in at $54.00 USD (MSRP) one of the most attractive qualities about the Platinum Balance Pen is the price tag. That low price qualifies this pen as a starter pen, however it is definitely at the higher end of the starter pen category. It comes with a either a silver or gold colored stainless steel nib depending on the trim color. Platinum pens all use proprietary cartridges and converters, however you can use the Platinum Cartridge Adapter to use International Standard Cartridges. The Balance Pen comes with a Platinum Cartridge, but does not come with a Platinum Converter. Adding a Platinum ink converter will allow you to use any bottled ink you would like with the pen.
For this review, we used Organics Studio Ernest Hemingway – Santiago Sea Blue ink. As well, we used the Cool Clear Platinum Balance Fountain Pen with a fine nib. As Platinum is a Japanese brand, the fine nib here is a little more fine than your typical Western nib. Even though it is a fine nib, we were able to get a little shading and plenty of sheening with the Ernest Hemingway ink. The nib itself was true to Platinum’s reputation for great quality. Writing with the Balance Pen was smooth and delightful.
In conclusion, if you do not already have a Platinum Balance Fountain Pen, we highly recommend that you get one for your collection. If you do already have one in your collection, get one for a friend, and start them down this great rabbit hole. As always, don’t forget to subscribe to our blog so that you can stay on top of everything that’s happening here at Pen Chalet. Comment below with your thoughts, and what you think we should review next!
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