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Platinum
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Platinum has been making fine writing instruments of over 90 years. Founded in since 1919 by Shunichi Nakata, this Japanese pen company is well respected for their fine nibs and maki-e art pens. The company was originally named Nakaya seisakusho which means manufacturer but renamed to Platinum Fountain Pen Co along with its logo which became a motif of earth.

After WWII the company changed its name from Platinum Fountain Pen Company to Platinum Industry Company only to change the name back to Platinum Fountain Pen Company in 1962.

Platinum fountain pens are designed not to do not dry out when they are left capped over long periods of time. Platinum pens also create the cartridge style fountain pen.

Most Platinum pens come with a 1 year warranty. Warranty information is included with each Platinum pen. For details on a specific Platinum pen fee free to ask.

Pen Chalet is an Authorized Dealer of Platinum pens and writing instruments.

Country: Japan

Customer Reviews

Prefounte
A very good price for a very decent pent. I bought four of these in 4 colors. They write well.
Gerald
Orange City, FL
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Procyon 100th Anniversary
The pen feels comfortable and substantial (hefty)and writes very well.
Gerald
Orange City, FL
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Prefounte
I have become quite a fan of Platinum pens. Their "slip and seal" technology makes their pens write immediately after sitting for lengths of time. Most of the pens in my collection require some "priming" to use them again after a short length of time. I have Platinum pens from the new Prefounte to the Century and they all write really well. Even after sitting for a month or more. And they all are a joy to write with.
Robin
Lees Summit, MO
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Double 3 Action Multi-Function
WOW! I am floored! This pen/pen/pencil arrived today and I will be ordering a few more! Very smooth pen writing experience. The black and red pen parts have the feel and line thickness of a fine point. The pencil lead drops right into place and is a nice hardness. This is the best hybrid I've ever held -- and for a $20 price point! Sweet!
Susan
North Augusta, SC
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Carbon
Writes so smoothly. It takes a bit to get the ink flowing when first opening, follow directions and have patience and you are rewarded with one of the best writing experiences ever
Jennifer
Paw Paw, IL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Prefounte
Very nearly immediately became one of my favorite pens. Great color, fantastic nib, excellent ink flow.
Joseph
Belleville, NJ
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3776 Century Celluloid
Beautiful material- (mine is the Tortoise) and the grip being the same material is nice. Cap is usual size but body is smaller than a regular 3776. Feels similar to a regular Sailor. SF nib I chose writes well.
Keith
Dallas, TX
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3776 Century
This nib is silky smooth – it is the smoothest writing pen I have, and it’s not even close. It’s also beautiful just to look at – I was leery of spending the money, but I’m glad I did, because this pen is worth it!
Frederick H
Warrenton, VA
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Balance
Platinum Balance affordable pen that works perfectly. Consistent & Precise fine nib with moderate feedback. Light pen comfortable to use, cap posts securely. Cartridge provided no converter can be bought separately. I like the pen...fun precise clean crisp ink line. Works perfectly every time i uncap it to write. I like it enough to add another in a medium nib. Great value pen!!
Phillip
Baltimore, MD
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3776 Century
I love it very much even I am not very familiar with the Japanese fine nibs. I really do like mine, the softness to it makes the writing experience not as smooth as I use to, but very pleased ! Thank you very much :) Oh the pen by itself is gorgeous ! the picture don't show it's beauty.
Elizabeth
CAEN, Calvados
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Classic (60ml)
Oh, Baby - I have a new favorite Red!!!! I have a fondness of the inks that come out of Japan and Asia because of their qualities and this one knocks it out of the Park! This Classic line of inks have Black mixed in with them and the way the colors compliment each other is just Crazy Cool!!! I use it in my fountain pen converters and in my brush pen converters and the performance is great from both mediums.
MICHAEL
LAS VEGAS,
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Plaisir
I filled my Plaisir with Noodler's Polar Black. This is a pretty smooth combination. It feathers a little, but I knew it would do that going in.

If you need faultless lines on indifferent paper, Polar Black is probably not the ink you want. If you want a virtually effortless glide of the nib across paper, give consideration to the Plaisir.
Robert
Marion, IA
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3776 Century
Beautiful writing Music nib, well balanced pen when posted. Smooth, good flow, minimal feedback and flex. Light, classic shape
Cliff
Auckland, AUK
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Prefounte
I ordered this wondering if it would just be a more expensive Preppy; it isn't. This is a step-up in writing experience and smarter looking as well.
Suzanne
Columbia, SC
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Cartridge(4pk) Carbon Pigment
The right size.
Mark
Alpharetta, GA
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Prefounte
The right item at a great price. I love it
Mark
Alpharetta, GA
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Ink
These work crazy good. Compared to the Con70 I have in another pen this thing is freakin' awesome!. It's clean, no mess. It holds a reasonable amount of ink and it's cheap. You can but half a dozen of them for different inks if you want.
Al
Waynesville, OH
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3776 Carnelian
Really Beautiful Pen. Music nib quite broad but very smooth writing. I have many 3776's and they never disappoint. Platinum nibs are firm but well tuned. Remember the finer nibs are very fine.
Barbara Hunt
Geraldine, South Canterbury
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3776 Carnelian
Beautiful pen. I got the Soft fine....which is not that soft. The soft fine writes a very very fine line. To me it is an extra fine and maybe a little finer than that. I love the Platinum pens. Great writers
Patricia
New Kensington, PA
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Classic (60ml)
Interesting red....it darkens as it dries. I have it in a platinum pen.
Flow is decent.
Patricia
New Kensington, PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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PTL-5000A Balance
Lovely pen: well-balanced and handsome. Great value for a gold nib. Just be warned that the EF is quite fine, almost an UEF.
Suzanne
Columbia, SC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Procyon
No doubt about it, Platinum has hit it out of the park with this pen. I was originally sent the Procyon that was not the 100th Anniversary Edition, but Jen and Rob - as always - went way over their heads to make sure I received the pen I ordered. (Note: The only difference between the Anniversary Edition and the "regular" Procyon is some fancy, cool looking Anniversary logo on the back of the cap.) The box is certainly nothing to do backflips over, but it holds and protects the pen while containing the myriad documentation associated with this series. The finish is lovely. It is by no means a lacquer finish, but it isn't supposed to be. It feels great in the hand and the step-down is just enough to allow for a sure grip regardless of how you hold the pen. I followed my new pen ritual and rinsed the nib and feed in a very mild soap (Mrs. Meyer's) and tepid water after which I let the unit dry under my desk fan. I thereafter filled the pen with iroshizuku ama-iro ink (couldn't resist as it almost matches the color of the pen) and while stiff, it's smooth as glass and puts down a nice Japanese medium. This is a super solid pen on most every level. I'm a bit irritated that Platinum chooses not to include a converter with this pen if for no other reason than I believe the cost justifies a polite request for a converter. I am a bit OCD on the converter issue inasmuch as I do not switch converters between pens, ie. the converter that came with the pen stays with the pen unless, of course, a converter fails or is otherwise rendered unusable, but that has happened to me only once on a Parker Duofold Centennial that I have had since 1996 so it was entitled to a fresh converter in any case. In short, I highly recommend this pen for anyone looking to experience the pleasure of writing with a Japanese fountain pen and, moreover, see for yourself that a stainless steel nib can be just as good - if not better - than a gold nib. Lastly, it's worth reiterating that Pen Chalet is prompt, courteous, helpful, and the best pen sellers you could shake a stick at!
Alan W.
Oakland, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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3776 Century
This was my first music nib, and my second 3776 Century (my other one is an EF: nothing but extremes for me, it seems). I adore it. The music nib is silky smooth and cooperates gorgeously with my shading inks, laying down a fat, sensuous line that turns my printing and cursive from spindly to elegant and flowing. Though I still love my EF nib for work (cramming editing notes into the margins of printouts requires a tiny nib), the music nib has quickly become my go-to for bullet journal headings, diary entries, and discovery writing for my fiction. It's just so much fun to use!
Heather
Atlanta, GA
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Procyon 100th Anniversary
Beautiful pen! Super smooth dependable writer.
Liz
Black Diamond, WA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Brush Maki-e
I ordered this as my very first fountain pen brush. Previously I only owned non-refillable brushes so I thought it was time for something more durable. It came with a cartride and in a black box with a golden silouhette painting on it, which I really enjoy. The design on the brush is beautiful, no scratches, I know it's not hand-painted but I still love it. Writing with it feels smooth and it matches the pictures and description shown on the website. So if this is what you're looking for, I highly recommend it as I'm very happy with the product.
Also I would like to add that the shipping to Germany went without any problems.
Fabienne
Usingen, Hessen
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