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Platinum Pens

Platinum
If you are looking for a Platinum item not listed on our website contact customer service. We are often able to get Platinum pens and inks not listed.

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

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
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style 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
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
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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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Procyon 100th Anniversary
Beautiful pen! Super smooth dependable writer.
Liz
Black Diamond, WA
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
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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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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3776 Black
I wasn't sure if this would be a Century, but the product booklet in the Platinum box says it is. Gorgeous pen. Gorgeous nib. The black and gold looks elegant, and the pen is light but well-built. I love the screw-cap.I have read reviews saying that the Platinums have too much feedback compared to Pilot and Sailor. I have to say, though, that I adore how this nib flows across the page - so far using just the enclosed Platinum cart (but soon to be running Platinum Black in the cartridge converter).

Amusingly, this pen is almost the exact dimensions of a Noodler's Ahab. Same shape and height, but unlike the Ahab, it tapers down at the back end.
Derrick
Northglenn, 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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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Modern Maki-e
The pen is beautiful. It is definitely for the smaller hand, which I wanted. The customer service is very bad. I had questions and called, nobody got back to me??? Will not shop here again.
Anita
Newtown, 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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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Procyon 100th Anniversary
Happy 100 year anniversary. I celebrated by buying this in the yellow. I love fountain pens, and any reason to celebrate with a new pen is good enough for me. I think you will be pleased. Have a lovely day.
Timothy
Novi, MI
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
PTL-5000A Balance
This is my go-to pen when I need thinner writing. It looks nice and writes well especially for an extra fine nib. It’s definitely worth it.
Ryan
Marion , OH
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2 out of 5
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function rating 2 out of 5
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style rating 2 out of 5
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value rating 2 out of 5
Kanazawa-Haku
A very nice pen, which the pen was bigger.
Patrick
Hayward, CA
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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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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
3776 Black
Love this pen. Good balance with nice weight and a very good writier.
William
Dallas, TX
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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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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
3776 Century
One of my favorite pen models. I own four now...
Elaine
Mitchelton, QLD
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
3776 Gathered
Love this pen. Typical Platinum through and through. Cap is a little loose fitting though. Sharp!
Keith
Dallas, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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function rating 2 out of 5
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style rating 2 out of 5
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value rating 2 out of 5
Bottled Carbon Ink(60ml)
One of my favorites inks to sketch. It is waterproof and dries fast, making it perfect for sketching on location (urban sketching) and applying watercolor washes on top as it will not smear with water.. But since this ink has very small particles, it could clog a fountain pen. Thus I never fill my expensive ( $100+) pens with this ink, instead, I use Lamys or better yet, Noodlers AHAB pens. This ink is the PERFECT combination with the noodlers pens (I bought a couple of Ahab pens here too). Nearly every part of the Ahab pen is replaceable and the nibs are $5 making it worry free if it clogs ( on the rare occasions where my nib clogged because I let the pen sit for a month and used another pen, I just let the nib soak in a glass with alcohol overnight then used a tooThbrush to wash it with soft scrub soap - and bam, nib could be reused!)The price of this ink ($16) at this site is also extremely competitive.
Yvonne
Manitou Springs, CO
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Ink
Great!
Cindy
Onalaska, WI
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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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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Preppy Marker
Converted to eye dropper with some silicone grease and an o-ring and filled with noodlers heart of darkness. Writes nicely on paper. Maybe one of these days will get the noodles blue erase ink to use on glass or white boards.
jeremy
Eagle River, AK
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Carbon
I've been looking for a fountain pen to use with my desk set for years...I can't believe that I found this pen...at this price...I use it everyday and I love it!
John
Rockford, IL
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2 out of 5
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function rating 2 out of 5
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style rating 2 out of 5
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value rating 2 out of 5
3776 Century
Such reliable and nice quality pens! I use these (in four different colors) constantly while traveling for work. They travel well due to that sealing cap mechanism. Not a leak yet and I fly 2-4 times a week.
Keith
Dallas, TX
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Cartridge(3pk) Highlighter
Ordered these in yellow for the Preppy and love them. Easy to use, but will be using a converter to refill the Preppy Highlighter with bottled ink instead when I have used up the cartridges. These are great to keep in my bag for on-the-go, though, and will definitely be buying more.
Rickie
Jonesborough, TN
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Preppy Highlighter
Preppy highlighter has been a great one. I've been using the standard cartridges, but have ordered a converter to use with bottled highlighter ink. LOVE the idea of refilling a highlighter without having to just buy new and throw so many away.
Rickie
Jonesborough, TN
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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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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Preppy
I ordered the Preppy Fountain Pen in Pink with a fine nib. Love the look and feel of the pen, a bit of a dry writer with the standard cartridge included with the pen, but I have ordered a converter to try other inks to see if that makes a difference. I have since purchased a medium in a different color but have not yet tried it.
Rickie
Jonesborough, TN
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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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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Carbon
This is a wonderful desk pen; however, the nib dries out if not kept capped in my desk pen holder. The pen has a good feel and writes wonderfully.
Jason
Roanoke, VA
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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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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Preppy
Great pen for every day use without fear of needing to replace. I have made mine into an eye dropper conversion with ease
Alysha
tucson, AZ
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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function rating 2 out of 5
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style rating 2 out of 5
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value rating 2 out of 5
Cartridge(4pk) Carbon Pigment
Writing for Eternity!
Cindy
Onalaska, WI
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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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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Preppy
Beautiful inexpensive fountain pen
Cindy
Onalaska, WI
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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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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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