Platinum Balance Fountain Pen

Platinum Balance Fountain Pen Review & Giveaway!

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.

Continue reading below for your chance to win the Platinum Balance Fountain Pen that we used in this review.

Appearance

Platinum Balance Fountain Pen Review

Platinum Balance Fountain Pen Review

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.

Qualities

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.

Performance

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.

Conclusion

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!

 

Platinum Balance Fountain Pen Review

Platinum Balance Fountain Pen Review

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63 thoughts on “Platinum Balance Fountain Pen Review & Giveaway!

  1. Diane Foster Lee

    Thanks for the review. I have one Platinum 3776 pen in a soft fine and really enjoy it. I don’t hear about the Platinum Balance much, so I very much appreciate your review and the affordability of this pen.

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  2. Julie

    Nice pen (and wow that ink!)!! I have a lot of cheap pens and this one is tempting for someone who can’t afford the higher end ones and loves fountain pens.

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  3. Ron Parish

    Good afternoon. I would like you to review of KWZ IG inks. You could compare several inks which fit that category.

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  4. Scott DiGello

    I’m pleased that it comes with a converter, my 3776 didn’t and it’s hard to find them in stores.

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  5. vicki nishioka

    I love the Cool Balances… own 4 of them. So I won’t enter the drawing cuz I’m not a hoarder :). They are SO underrated/overlooked. Excellent build for a $50 pen and the stainless steel nibs actually offer a hint of line variation (super semi-flex). I like how they write better than the next level 3776 soft fine, which I found bouncy but no line variation at all. My only wish for the Balance is eyedropper-ability… the exposed metal connection of the grip section to the body makes them not eyedropper convertible, which is a shame for such a lovely demonstrator pen. Otherwise, one (or four) of my favorite pens in my collection!

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  6. Margot C

    That looks like such a cool pen. I can’t think of an ink that I want you to review. Maybe I’ll use this forum to complain just a tiny bit. I have some Kaweko cartridges that I use in my medium nibbed All-Sport. I love that pen and I have two of them; one that I take with me in my purse. Maybe I’m just not experienced enough, but I don’t want to have the converter in my expensive purse for fear of it failing and making a mess. So, for that one pen only (of the eight fountain pens that I have) I use cartridges. I have bought them before (not from you! – maybe that’s my mistake) and they were fine, but recently I bought some that seem viscous and cause the pen to skip. I didn’t buy these from you either, but I am wondering if you know if there is such thing as a counterfeit cartridge or if perhaps they go off if improperly stored over a long time. Again, not bought from you and not your fault, but what an odd thing.

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  7. Jeff Sears

    Beautiful demonstrator pen. A great addition to any collection, and perfect for showing off your ink

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  8. Beth A. Fralix

    I really like this Balance Demonstrator! It’s awesome! Great giveaway!! God Bless & Love You Bunches!!!

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  9. Erik

    I used to hear this talked about a lot in reference to its bouncy nib and line variation, but you didn’t reference that in this review. Is this no longer the case?

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  10. Toni C

    I’m new to fountain pens and this is a great review. I’d really love a Cool Balance (and thanks to Vicki as well for the recommendation). Also love the Ernest Hemingway ink!

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  11. KarenS_923

    This is a pen I’ve had on my wish list for a very long time, but something always manages to nudge it down the list. Would love to have a crack at this one!

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  12. Jesus

    It looks really nice this Platinum Balance demonstrator. I want it in my collection! And I have a question: what’s the most similar ink (name and brand) to the long gone Waterman’s “South Sea Blue” ink (Bleu des Meres du Sud)? Does anybody know?

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  13. Ana G Csiky

    Oh! I love this pen! It’s on my top 3 pens I want to get list since I saw it in a shop a few months ago! Thank you for including it in a giveaway!!!

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  14. Jacob Thebault-Spieker

    I’m still working through figuring out what my favorite ink is, but I’m particularly taken by the Organics Studio Henry David Thoreau Walden Pond swatches I’ve seen online

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  15. Ashraf A.

    Awesome news that I won this lovely Platinum Balance Cool fountain pen. A great EDC, workhorse pen, great nib and slip & seal cap keeps nib ready to use!
    Thank you so much Pen Chalet!!! You’ve made my week!!!

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  16. Ashraf Abdu

    Awesome news that I won this lovely Platinum Balance Cool fountain pen. A great EDC, workhorse pen, great nib and slip & seal cap keeps nib ready to use!
    Thank you so much Pen Chalet!!! You’ve made my week!!!

    Reply

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