Penclassics the write pen
This beautiful pen has been sat on my desk for quite a few weeks.
Being just before the Christmas holiday, it gave me the opportunity to give it some serious use whilst I was away visiting the family…ideal timing
These are large pens, 140mm when capped with a barrel diameter of 13.5mm at the widest point which is the same as the Sailor ProGear.
It is a handsome pen, a translucent Burgundy with Gold Plated trims, it glows when it catches the light. I’m not sure that fact is evident on the photo from the Platinum Official Website so I’ll take some of my own to see if I can highlight it.
It looks beautifully made….and it is. The screw cap is very smooth, similarly with the barrel, good precise machining and very well finished.
High end Platinum pens, such as this are fitted with very high quality twist converters, in my opinion they are up there with the very best, good looking too with a classy gold finish.
The nib is quite large, a size 6 I would think. There very smart, and I’ll show a photo shortly. This one has a smooth Medium point nib and wrote beautifully out of the box, no tuning needed. I’ll also put a photo on of a writing example.
A perfect ink flow, if there is such a thing, just a little short of being medium wet with no trace of hesitation or skips/misses, the Japanese certainly know how to make nibs.
I would imagine that even the most picky Fountain Pen user would be happy with this, although it doesn’t have any flex as such, very little indicated by the thumb nail test. However it’s soft and definitely doesn’t feel like a nail.
It’s very smooth with quite good feedback, (the review was written on Rhodia Bloc 80) and the Platinum ink matches the pen very well as you would expect.