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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

Modern Maki-e
This is a beautiful pen and it has an 18 k gold nib that writes extraordinarily well--gllides over the page. It is very light and one can use it for hours. Pen Chalet also sold it for a nice price. And there is a person in consumer service named Jennifer who is a pleasure to deal with.
Van
Palo Alto, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Procyon
Great colors! The metal barrel gives this pen a substantial feel. The matte finish is very attractive. I really like the Platinum "slip and seal" design. It's so nice to pick up a pen that hasn't been used for a while and have write a perfect line! This pen looks, feels and writes like a much more expensive pen. Did I mention color? I got the "Persimmon" (so far) and love the mid- century modern shades. Perhaps yellow will be my next purchase at Pen Chalet.
Robin
Lees Summit, MO
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Izumo Sumiko Taka Maki-e
I love the craftsmanship and uniqueness of this pen. It has a very hand-crafted feel to it and the sense that personal human effort went into its creation. The design in relief on the barrel gives it an authentic feel. The heft of the pen is perfect--really substantial which I like. The nib is tuned well and I love the way it writes. Overall, I can't be more pleased with this selection.
Harvey
Honolulu, HI
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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3776 Nice Lavende
A gorgeous pen. The color is probably the best shade of violet I've ever seen in a pen. The design is great as the ridges provide a great tactile experience just holding the pen. The nib will be great for some and so so for others. The flow and function is perfect out of the box but again, it's a very tactile writing experience. Kind of like a freshly sharpened pencil where you can feel the texture of the paper as you write. Some will love it while others will want a buttery smooth experience.
Kenny
New York, NY
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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3776 Yakusugi
Really like this pen. I had been looking for a wooden pen. This is beautiful and typical Platinum quality.
Steven
Fond du Lac, WI
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Plaisir
This is a solid, durable travel pen that does not mind getting knocked around. I had bought this in a Fine nib, not realizing this was a Japanese nib, producing a narrower line. Platinum makes great interchangeable nibs, so I put a Medium Preppy nib on the Plaisir, and it works fine. The orange color is very distinctive.
Karl
High Point, NC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Preppy Highlighter
This does exactly what I need it to do. I converted it to an eyedropper and filled it with sailor highlighter ink. Now it highlights and looks cool doing it.
Eric
Mineral Wells, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Preppy
I've tried many lower priced fountain pens over the last year, and I keep coming back to this one. It is perfect, and its' low price lets me experiment with less safe inks without being too concerned for the pen's safety.
Eric
Mineral Wells, TX
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3776 Century
A beautiful pen that fits my hand perfectly.
Lesley
PHOENIX, AZ
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Balance
I really like the Platinum pens. They do not dry out when capped for long periods. Very nice nibs. Lays down a good wet line. The color of the blue has a little bit of a purpleish hue.
Robin
Lees Summit, MO
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President
I have used this burgundy Platinum President with a medium nib that writes like an American fine as is typical with Japanese fountain pens. That is exactly what I wanted. This pen has a beautiful nib that writes without tooth. (I love tooth, but sometimes a different feel of nib to paper is just as enjoyable for me.) I don't know how to describe the nib's feel when writing, but I love it. It's different in a subtle way that I can't describe, it just is for me. It's a rigid nib; however, I think I see a little line variation, just a little bit, and enough that it is interesting to me. I waited to write this review because I wanted to try different papers and different inks in this pen. The President has handled everything so well. I've constantly used it because I want to keep writing with it, again and again and again. And then some more. The nib seemed to break in and feel smoother and wetter after a few days of writing with it. The plastic barrel and cap don't feel or look cheap to me. I have small hands, but I've written long letters without experiencing fatigue or discomfort because of the President's size. I have another Platinum, a 3776 Century Sai whose medium (like an American fine) nib has lovely tooth. These pens' nibs, to me, are not at all the same. I love them both and enjoy their different qualities. I waited a long time to save up to get a President. I feel so fortunate to finally have one.
Carol
Las Vegas, NV
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Mixable Mix-Free Bottled(60ml)
I received this bottle of Platinum Mix Free Earth Brown ink free under the ink points program - spend a certain amount over time and get free ink! The Earth Brown is a lovely, rich color with such nice shading. It flows freely in the several pens I've tried it in so far. It is easy to fill from the bottle, too.
Carol
Las Vegas, NV
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Plaisir
This is my new favorite replacement for the Pilot Metropolitan. The grip is much more comfortable than the Metro and the transparent grip gives one a good view of the ink you're using. The nibs are easily swapped with the Platinum Preppy, so it's possible to expand one's nib options.
Spencer
Apple Valley, MN
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Ink
I am pleased with my converter
Elsie Jane
District Heights, MD
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3776 Kumpoo
Love , love, love this pen! Extremely atrractive color and wave patern and the doft medium nib is superb! The nib is bouncy, floating across the page in a very extremly responsive way. Very happy with the purchase and how quickly I received my order. I couldn’t be happier with my experience in this pen purchase!
Karen
Willingboro, NJ
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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3776 Kumpoo
Thank you Pen Chalet! This pen is gorgeous in photos and breathtaking in person. One of the inks that's a perfect match is Diamine Marine. So - get a bottle of that and get your Kumpoo while you still can. I love turning it so it catches the light. The 3776 series are pens that always write when you pick them up. My Soft Medium nib is just what I love. Extremely highly recommended. Pen Chalet as well.
Corinne
Mesa, AZ
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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3776 Kumpoo
Excellent quality, and an excellent price, this my first pen from Platinum and it was better than anticipated, especially the fine-medium nib.
Craig
West Haven, CT
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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3776 Kumpoo
The 3776 Kumpoo looks beautiful in photos and even more gorgeous in real life. It truly lives up to all the hype. The cap band is molded and is another standout feature from the standard model. I got mine with the SM nib. The nib offers a nice bit of softness so you get some bounce in your writing. It's one of my favorite pens.
Matthew
Renton, WA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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3776 Kumpoo
The Kumpoo is a standard Platinum 3776 pen. Therefore, perfect in every way. The soft-medium nib tracks ink in just the right amount to suit my needs. Where the Kumpoo differs from other Platinum special editions is in the texture of the barrel. Wavy grooves extend from the barrel threads toward the heel, terminating subtly as if a wind were softly fading away. That’s what gives the pen its unique character and it’s name—“balmy breeze” in English. Another set of grooves extend from the cap ring toward the hat. So when the cap is posted the effect doubles. Even if this kind of palaver doesn’t mean anything, the pen stands out as an excellent choice for daily use under all circumstances.
William
Beulah, CO
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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3776 Kumpoo
The Kumpoo is a Limited Edition version of the 3776 Century by Platinum. The 3776 Century is on the top 10 fountain pen list of many pen enthusiasts. A highly desirable pen, especially the nib. And the merchant, Pen Chalet, is at the top of the top Retailers list!
Howard
Saint Petersburg, FL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Preppy
I am happy with everything I have ordered from Pen Chalet I am saving for the new rose gold extra fine nib for only 19.99, cant wait to get it
Elsie Jane
District Heights, MD
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Preppy
Very good quality starter pen. Works excellently and writes smoothly.
Rachel
Duncan, BC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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3776 Demonstrator
I bought this Platinum Century 3776 Sai fountain pen a few years, ago, and I love to use it. The subtle feedback from the nib is sublime. One of my favorite fps. I live the cap's nib's drying out gizmo - it works.
Carol
Las Vegas, NV
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Plaisir
This completes my Plaisir collection. I now own all of the colors! I mainly use these with Diamine shimmering inks. They write smoothly and I have no problems with ink feed. I will say however, that with organics studios sheening inke it just GLIDES !
Randee
Rye Brook, NY
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Izumo-tamenuri
Just a beautiful pen. Understated, but so smooth in the hand, and very smooth on paper. No urushi pen is going to be cheap, but Platinum does a very nice job on their Izumos, so the price seems fair.
Steven
Fond du Lac, WI
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