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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

Classic (60ml)
Very good behaving ink. Lovely color. A maroon with a black tint to it. Write red and dries with this darker blackish red. Very nice.
Tom
Minneota, MN
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Classic Sample(4ml)
Great ink and color. Very good to write with. Wonderful
Tom
Minneota, MN
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Classic (60ml)
As others have noted this ink starts out bright cherry red. However, it begins to "go black" fairly quickly as it dries. Excellent shading, no feathering.
Because this is my first iron gall ink I have not tried it in my high end fps until I see if it stains too much I have it in a TWSBI Diamond 580 with 1.1 stub nib. It writes very smoothly.
I love this ink.
SHERRIE
Cresco, PA
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Balance
I own three Balances in different colors. The fine nib is excellent, with a fair amount of feedback. It's lightweight and comfortable to write with. A very handsome, high quality pen for this price. Note that it does not come with a converter. The Platinum converters are inexpensive and very good quality, but you do have to order them separately.
Stan
Friday Harbor, WA
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Carbon
Love the flow of ink through this writing nib.
Christine
New Plymouth, OH
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Ink
Unless you're into cartridges, you gotta have one of these for the 3776 as Platinum does not supply them with their pens. It is what it is.
Philip
Cromwell, CT
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3776 Century
Everything about this pen screams EXCELLENCE! Seriously, I have three 3776's and they are near perfect in every sense of the word. I'm sure I'll own more of this model.
Philip
Cromwell, CT
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Balance
The pen is truly a 'wine red' color. The website photo makes it looks redder than it actually is - thankfully. Smooth writer and consistent ink flow always!
Robert
Mount Pleasant, SC
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Balance
I very much like the pen. It works well, especially given the cost.
Howard
Henrico, VA
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Classic (60ml)
Classic Black is a Beautiful red going onto the page, eventually shifts to dry in black. Pretty pairing for the Platinum Balance Pen in Red Wine. Strange and freaky iron gall ink, but that is why I love it! Pretty red display in the classic retro look ink well bottle. First Platinum ink I have tried but will definitely be getting more!
Rickie
Jonesborough, TN
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Balance
WOW! Platinum Balance pen in Red Wine color is truly a strikingly beautiful pen that looks and feels much more expensive than I had anticipated. Bought this for a pen to throw around on my desk at work without having to worry if someone used it, but, uh, no. Way to pretty to risk losing. Fine nib is very smooth and is perfect for the Platinum classic black in I decided to pair it with. Pen feels lightweight but balances really nicely after filled. Posts perfectly and feels perfect in my hand for a surprisingly elegant writing experience. Highly recommend, And, of course, Pen Chalet always gets it to me quickly and we’ll packaged.
Rickie
Jonesborough, TN
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Preppy
While stiff as a nail, the Pilot Preppy has the best Fine steel nib in my collection. It came out of the box with slight (but not whisper slight) feedback. After 8 passes on Micromesh is was unbelievably perfect. Smooth with just a whisper of feedback.

I highly recommend a blunt tip syringe with this pen as refilling the included cartridge is kind of the best option for the Preppy. The converter costs more than the pen and eyedroppering is messy. The included Platinum ink cartridge is unsaturated and uninteresting as a whole, and that’s really my only complaint on the whole package.

I generally use this pen when I’m just heading out for errands or taking my kids to the park or something similar. It’s a quick grab and go pen that I can just clip to a pocket notebook and I don’t have to worry about losing it. The preppy has held up really well to scratching and has not cracked yet on me. For the price, this is a knock around pen that simply cannot be beat.

The Platinum Preppy gets my highest recommendation.
Kakkhati
Lexington, KY
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Preppy
Very nice pen especially for the low price . Received it timely from The Pen Chalet packaged very well and in excellent condition . I will definitely purchase from them in the future.
John
Murfreesboro, TN
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Ink
Good quality, good performance in my Platinum pen.
Rickie
Jonesborough, TN
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PTL-5000A Balance
Love this pen - I ordered the extra fine and it is, indeed, a true extra fine nib. Gold nib, but does have some feedback, as most EFs do, but it works nicely for me. Barrell is thin but the pen has a great weight to it without feeling heavy - you can feel the quality. It has never failed to start easily for me, even after no use for a couple of weeks with a Diamine sheening ink (Marine). Quality pen, nice for the office as well.
Rickie
Jonesborough, TN
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Cartridge(4pk) Carbon Pigment
Works perfectly in a fountain pen I bought in Japan.
Mark
Annapolis, MD
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3776 Century
This is a great pen. And a great value. Very smooth. And I love the color even more now that I have it in my hand.
Alan
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
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Ink
Fits the pen perfectly & works as designed for the pen
Gene
Whitestone, NY
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PTL-5000A Balance
For a 14k gold nib with some flex, you cannot beat the price .the pen writes smoothly across the pages with a little feedback.
Gene
Whitestone, NY
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3776 Century
I own four Platinum 3776 Century Fountain Pens in different nib sizes (F, M, B, C). These are amazingly consistent fountain pens that write smoothly--even in the fine. I left two of them inked and unused for 3.5 months and experienced no problems with them when I returned home. While all of the finishes are beautiful, the Chenonceau White is breathtaking. The color is a soft ivory suitable for all seasons; it exudes class. These are fabulous pens that hold up well under daily, heavy use. I use F, M and B as daily writers and use the C for signatures.
Elyce
Montgomery, AL
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Plaisir
great pen, I bought the extra fine this time but I think I will move to the medium next because it is really fine as it says.
Ricardo
Albany, NY
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Preppy
you will not find anything closer to the confort and writing of this pen. period.
Ricardo
Albany, NY
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Bottled Carbon Ink(60ml)
Great ink! Very black! Love it!
Jackie Angier
Atlanta, GA
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Ink
Love this pen. Smooth writing. Handles great!
Jackie Angier
Atlanta, GA
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Carbon
Love this pen! Very inexpensive but writes like a dream. I have it in an antique pen-holder on my desk and it seems to be my go to pen now.
Charles
philadelphia, PA
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