free shipping on pensguaranteed authentic, authorized dealer
Black Friday Sale & Giveaway!

Platinum Pens

About Platinum

Country: Japan

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.
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 Reviews

3776 Shungyo
The 3776 is my go to pen. A perfect all arounder. I love the nibs. I did not need it but must admit, color and subtle design/stripes are beautiful. I use it exclusively for my Herbin Parfum de Rose ink. It is a perfect combination.
Jean-Philippe
DPO, AE
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
3776 Nice Lilas
This was my 3rd Platinum 3776, and like the others it didn't disappoint right out of the box. The build quality is good, and it writes just like my other two 3776 pens. I really like the small amount of feedback that the Platinum 14k gold nibs are known for having. The pink finish with the rose gold nib and metal accents really make the pen for me.

Functionally this pen has no benefit or advantage over a standard less expensive model, and the additional price for this pen is solely for the finish. While I was willing to pay the premium others may not. If you just want a solid pen with a good 14k nib, I would recommend a standard model first.
Matthew
Charlotte, NC
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
500 Ink
All of my other converters are nowhere near as fancy looking as this one.
tatiana
mesa, AZ
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
Carbon
This pen writes really well and is very comfortable to hold. I like how fine the extra fine nib is.
tatiana
mesa, AZ
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
Preppy
I was depressed after I got this pen. This is an inexpensive pen that writes as well or better than some of my much more expensive pens. It makes you think twice about buying another high priced pen. It has an extra fine nib that writes very smooth. Its body is nothing special but perfect for a pen I can take to work and not worry about hurting or losing. It doesn't come with a converter but I just refill the cartridge with a syringe. I really like this little Preppy and give it two thumbs up.
Trace
Gilbert, AZ
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
Classic (60ml)
Very fun semi-permanent ink.
Writes smoothly with a luscious bright red-purple and dries to a pleasing dark red with the characteristic dark oxide finish of iron gall inks.
No sheen. Waterfast once dried and oxidized. Dries in 20-30s at ambient 28C, tropical humidity.
To Hang
Singapore,
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
Classic (60ml)
Great traditional iron gall ink. Writes dry but has excellent performance and permanence. Great color variation as the ink oxidizes.
Brandon
East Liverpool, OH
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
Izumo-tamenuri
The first pen I received did not write well and was extremely scratchy. I think that must have been an aberration as every Japanese pen I have ever bought has been perfect out of the box. Perhaps, that is just my experience. I called Pen Chalet and spoke to Ron who offered to send me another one without first receiving the original one he had sent me. I would not expect Pen Chalet or other pen retailers to offer this type of solution. Ron and his staff went beyond my expectations and that is why I have been a repeat customers for many years. Fantastic Service!

The pen is a beautiful writing instrument. The urushi finish is just gorgeous. I bought one with the broad nib and it writes very smoothly. I would say that it is a bit toothier than a comparable Pilot or Sailor nib, but it is a joy to use nonetheless.
Armen
La Crescenta, CA
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
Izumo-tamenuri
This is not just a high quality fountain pen from a great brand. This pen is the epitome of beauty! When you hold this pen you know great craftsmanship went into this pen. The urushi lacquer is magnificent and gives this pen a luxurious feeling and heft. The nib is fantastic I wish platinum would provide a larger nib to match the size of this pen but the nib is still fantastic!!
luis
New York City, NY
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
Preppy
I was excited when I 1st received the pen in the mail. I haven't had one since the 70's. They used to be called Shaffer pens. The difference pen the Preppy pen and the one I use in the 70's the hole that the ink flows into to get to the tip gets stiff (the Ink) however there is a tiny silver ball in the cartridge that if you gently shake it the ink becomes easy flowing and the Shaffer did not have a ball in the cartridge. I think back in the 70's I was still in high school OMG the not taking I went though about 10 to 15 cartridges in a week. I LOVE THIS PEN.
Candelyn
Woodbridge, VA
overall:
overall rating 2 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2 out of 5
function:
function rating 2 out of 5
style:
style rating 2 out of 5
value:
value rating 2 out of 5
Cartridge(10pk) Dye
Pleasurable to use in the fountain pen I purchased from you!
Howard
Saint Petersburg, FL
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
Carbon
Super nice, kind of stylish and inexpensive but seems to contain Latex in the ''body''...which I am allergic to :(
Also note that cap does not post on the pen if this is something you are looking for.
Annie
Laval, QC
overall:
overall rating 2 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2 out of 5
function:
function rating 2 out of 5
style:
style rating 2 out of 5
value:
value rating 2 out of 5
President
Wanted to purchase a fountain pen that had a gold nib but didn't want to spend too much. After watching a review from pen chalet i learned about this Japanese made pen and loved the look so i gave it a try after receiving a coupon code. This pen is well constructed and writes great. I just ordered another Japanese made pen by pilot with a bigger ink capacity hopefully i will get the same level of quality. Pen chalet is great they have great prices, great customer service and reward you with gifts and discounts why go anywhere else ??
luis
New York City, NY
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
3776 Shungyo
Platinum 3776 Century Shungyo Fountain Pen...a delight! Thank You, Pen Chalet, for all you do to ensure that the fountain pen experience is highly pleasurable due to your concern for, and attention to, your customers, along with best products, and best pricing! Many of the friends whom I have referred to Pen Chalet report that they are switching from their prior Retailer to your Company! Now that speaks for itself!
Howard
Saint Petersburg, FL
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
3776 Nice Lilas
Beautiful product, beautifully presented and promptly delivered.

Impossible to fault Ron and his team; they seem to have written the book on client service.
Brian
Wyee Point, NSW
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
3776 Shungyo
Beautiful product, beautifully presented and promptly delivered.

Impossible to fault Ron and his team; they seem to have written the book on client service.
Brian
Wyee Point, NSW
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
3776 Demonstrator
Beautiful product, beautifully presented and promptly delivered.

Impossible to fault Ron and his team; they seem to have written the book on client service.
Brian
Wyee Point, NSW
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
3776 Shungyo
I already had a Bourgogne 3776 in medium, and when the Shungyo came out I knew I really wanted it for the color and the textured barrel. I love the cherry red color matched with the silver trim. The pen writes well, though it has a little more feedback than my other 3776. Definitely not scratchy, just more feedback. Build quality, functionality, and the writing experience with it are on par with my other one. I really like the way they write! My only issue with this purchase was with the converter. Somehow ink got behind the piston seal. It didn't leak into the pen, but when I went to refill and twisted the turning nob to flush the ink out, some ink come out on my hands. The metal part of the converter that screws down and holds the piston rod in place seemed loose. I cleaned it thoroughly, and tightened it well, and so far no issues. Overall a solid pen!
Matthew
Charlotte, NC
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
Classic (60ml)
Lovely fun shading ink
Tina
Philadelphia, PA
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
3776 Shungyo
I recently purchased the Platinum 3776 Shungyo from Pen Chalet. I own six Platinum 3776 Fountain Pens. They are very Reliable ; well constructed and do not dry out as often as my other pens and they write beautifully! The Shungyo as stated by other reviewers is red but with a touch of fuchsia for lack of a better word. The lines in the body remind me of my Kawagudhi and Yamanaka. Pen Chalets service is as always Excellent
R. W. Karbach
Russell
Houston, TX
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
3776 Shungyo
Very happy with this pen! The color is great. It's a true red that I like more than the red used in the bourgogne 3776.
Performance is flawless: smooth nib always ready to write thanks to the sealing mechanism in the cap.
The only thing I'd like more would be a bigger size of the pen, both in length and diameter.
Edoardo
Bologna, Italy
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
3776 Shungyo
Love this pen. I'm a Platinum nut, to be honest. This red is definitely different than the Bourgonne color, so if you're on the fence, this is a little brighter and lighter than the Bourgonne. They're both lovely and I am thrilled to have this LE. Platinums are my favorite writers.
Suzana
Castle Rock, CO
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
3776 Century
I bought the Black Diamond - lovely black color that's slightly transparent and gives the pen some added character. The nib, as usual for Platinum, is exceptional. Wonderful pen all around.
Suzana
Castle Rock, CO
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
Carbon
I love this pen! I can't say enough good about it. It is inexpensive and writes beautifully and smoothly right off the bat...no struggling to get it going! It is so lightweight and I can take copious notes with it as well as write beautifully on greeting cards. I'm thinking of buying another one!
Laura
Redford, MI
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
Carbon
Beautiful pen that's easy to use and looks great!!
Jacqueline
Jacksons Gap, AL
overall:
overall rating 2.5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 2.5 out of 5
function:
function rating 2.5 out of 5
style:
style rating 2.5 out of 5
value:
value rating 2.5 out of 5
Copyright © 2017 Pen Chalet. All Rights Reserved.
Save on your 1st order
Special OfferSpecial Offer
Sign up for our newsletter &
receive an instant coupon!