Platinum Maki-e Fountain Pen Review

Platinum Maki-e Review Photo

Boy, this thing’s gorgeous!

Many of you may know that Platinum is my favourite pen brand. Despite their rather narrow range of pens, models like the President, #3776, and Preppy represent some of the best pens at their price point, ever.

This brings me to a rather unique pen, and one that could only come from Japan, the Maki-e, which was sent to me by Massdrop.

For those of you that don’t know of Massdrop, it’s a site that curates a bunch of superb products that are suggested by users. Each product must receive a certain number of votes from the community, and once it does Massdrop will get in touch with the brand to organise a group-buy. The best thing about a group-buy is that the higher the quantity, the lower the price, like buying in bulk. So, you get to vote for the products you want, then buy them at a reduced price. Win-win, right? International shipping is also very competitive, and can be as little as a few dollars for small items like pens.

Check out Massdrop and the whole range of notebooks, pens, and accessories by clicking here!

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Platinum President Review

Platinum President Photo

Yeah, this review was a long time coming, I know, but do forgive me as I’ve been so busy writing with this pen that I had no time to blog about it! I swear!

As many of you know, Platinum is just about my favourite pen brand in the world. Never have I ever taken a Platinum pen out of its box and been disappointed with how it writes. Never.

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Review + JETPENS GIVEAWAY: Disposable Fountain Pens

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Although most people think the best fountain pens can be found in the $100+ range, there’s a price bracket way, way below that often, but shouldn’t, get ignored. Disposable fountain pens aren’t exactly common, but a few brands sell them because some people simply don’t want to fork out anything over $5.00 for a writing instrument, but enjoy using a fountain pen. Now the term “disposable” is loosely used, as many of these pens can be refilled one way or another. That word simply refers to how inexpensive they are.

The main contenders today can all be found at JetPens, a site you all should know about (and perhaps love!), and are available for under $5.00 each. I’m here to show you which one is best, from the view of a fountain pen enthusiast, but also from the view of a ballpoint user looking for a cheap entry point into fountain pens. I’ll compare each of them with each other, more expensive pens, and the common rollerballs and ballpoint pens you often see on people’s desks. Let’s go!

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Platinum 3776 Music Nib Fountain Pen Review

Platinum. The name of a super precious metal, and one of the largest pen companies in Japan. Part of the Big Three: the trifecta of Japanese pen companies that make almost all of the quality writing instruments in Japan; Pilot, Sailor, and Platinum.

This means that when you pick up a pen from one of these three you’re bound to be holding a very good one. Of course, such quality isn’t born overnight. Each company has been working on perfecting the writing instrument for around 100 years, and every pen is born from that collection of experience.

Platinum is no exception.

Music Nib Pen Photo

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