Platinum PTL-5000A Balance Fountain Pen

Platinum PTL-5000A Balance Fountain Pen Review

Platinum PTL-5000A Balance Fountain Pen Review and Giveaway!

Happy National Stationery Week! To celebrate, we’ve been holding several giveaways this week, so be sure to check our Instagram Post and our National Stationary Week Giveaway page if you’ve been missing out! This week we are bringing you a review of the Platinum PTL-5000A Balance Fountain Pen, a starter gold nib pen.

Continue reading below for a chance to win the PTL-5000A that we used in this review.

Platinum PTL-5000A Balance Fountain Pen Review

Platinum PTL-5000A Balance Fountain Pen Review


The Platinum PTL-5000A Balance Fountain Pen comes in two different colors: Black with Gold Trim, and Red with Gold Trim. The PTL-5000A is very similar to the regular Platinum Balance Fountain Pen, but the major difference is the 14kt gold nib. While capped, it measures to be 5.25 in. long. While posted, it measures to be 5.75 in. long. It’s on the smaller side for a pen, but it is bigger than a pocket pen. In addition to the gold nib, the PTL-5000A comes with a clear feed, which is a definite plus for some people. All in all, it’s a very good looking fountain pen.


The best quality about the Platinum PTL-5000A Balance Fountain Pen is the 14kt gold nib. Retailing for $80.00 USD, with a current sale price of $64.00 USD, the PTL-5000A is the best price you’re going to find for a gold nibbed fountain pen.  Platinum pens all use proprietary cartridges and converters. You can, however, use the Platinum Cartridge Adapter to use International Standard cartridges. The PTL-5000A comes with a Platinum Cartridge included, but does not come with a Platinum Converter. Adding a Platinum ink converter will allow you to use bottled ink.


For this review we used Krishna Earl Grey Ink, with the Red Fine version of the PTL-5000A. We enjoyed testing and writing with this pen. We noticed that although it is a gold nib, it is a little stiffer than most other gold nibbed pens. You’re not going to want to try to flex this one! The Platinum PTL-5000A Balance Fountain Pen is a smooth writer, and lays down a thin, moderately wet line. This would be the perfect pen for a beginner, or for those that love thin lines.


In conclusion, you’re going to be hard pressed to find a gold nibbed pen for a better deal. Plus, it’s a great writing pen from a highly reviewed and rated brand. If you’ve never tried a gold nib, because they’ve always been a little too pricey, pick up a PTL-5000A today! Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog so that you never miss out on the latest news! Share this with your friends, and comment below with your thoughts!

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50 thoughts on “Platinum PTL-5000A Balance Fountain Pen Review

  1. Geoffrey Dunn

    This is an awesome pen for the price! I’d love to give it a spot in my small collection. Thank you for the opportunity.

  2. Hugh

    Thanks for the review! I’ve been interested in that Platinum nib since I saw those maki-e ones. Nice to know it’s a smooth writer.

  3. Julie

    Sounds fantastic!! I’ve never tried a pen with a gold nib!! Thanks for the opportunity to win one. Cheers.

  4. Patrick E. Tinney

    I have used both the black and the red in extra fine. Lovely simple pens that write wonderfully.

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