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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FOR SALE: Lamy Dialog and More FLEX

More pens? Yeah, of course.

Here’s two more for you. My recent review of the Lamy Dialog series showed just how unique these pens are, and I have one of them for sale! The other one is another Conway Stewart 286, this time in stealthy black, but still with a sweeeeet flexible nib!

PRICES ARE IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS

My shipping policy is:

Worldwide:

  • Regular airmail: $15.00
  • Insurance: $15.00 extra
Australia:
  • Regular mail: $10.00
  • Insurance: $10.00 extra

I will also include a 2mL sample of one of my favourite inks in the package (for fountain pens); let me know your colour preference beforehand.

INTERNATIONAL PAYMENT IS VIA PAYPAL ONLY! It is the easiest and safest way to pass money around online. If you live in Australia, I will accept a bank transfer, just let me know if you’d prefer that!

TO BUY, CONTACT ME via the “Get in Contact” link in the menu bar

Note that if you’d like multiple pens, we can organise a deal! I can show you what else I have for sale too!

#1 Conway Stewart no. 286 Fountain Pen in Black with 14k Gold Flexible Nib

Conway Stewart 286 For Sale

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A Collective Review of the Lamy Dialog Series

Lamy Dialog Series

The Lamy Dialogs are elusive pens. Though you may know the Lamy brand, it seems the 2000 and Safari get all of the attention, however I think the Dialog series is a real achievement by Lamy, and whilst they are expensive, they each bring something entirely unique to the table, something not found in other pen brands. Something German.

Lamy Dialog Series

Lamy Dialog Series

The packaging IS something to write home about. Make sure you use your new pen if you do.

I’m lucky enough to own all three of the Lamy Dialog pens, and they are absolutely unique from each other and will suit only a small percentage of pen users due to their unique designs and functions. In this post I’ll be reviewing all three, contrasting each as well, whilst comparing them to more contemporary pens available today.

Of course it’s most fitting to go in order, starting with the Lamy Dialog 1.

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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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