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#21 maqueropro

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:32

Next up: Pilot vs Platinum?

Platinum of course!

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#22 chitinid

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 00:59

I second the platinum. I got it recently, and it writes incredibly smoothly, but not so much that you can't control the nib. Additionally, I can actually write with the back of my nib (which seems safe, as both sides have tipping material), which gives a dryer, thinner line that writes like a 0.5mm cursive italic.



#23 Pen2009

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 18:38

I did not get a Sailor because its Music nib does not have two slits. Platinum's Music nib lays down a thick line in a smooth manner, which I like. 


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 20:12

I have both in my collection
The platinum gibes more line variation and gives more feedback while writing
The sailor is much softer and wetter in writing!Overall a much smoother writer.
I have no special preference

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 03:03

I've been thinking about what to get next, and your review helped steer me to the Platinum with the music nib. I'm a little heavy-handed, so it sounds like the Platinum will give me the smoothest writing experience. Thank you for the review!



#26 amberleadavis

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Posted 03 May 2020 - 00:41

Thank you for this. I now have both and for regular writing, I prefer the Sailor, but it was also customized for me.


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#27 Honeybadgers

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Posted 06 May 2020 - 01:38

Why did you necro bump a six year old thread, amber?

 

Not even mods are immune, I guess  :P

 

And to contribute something so I don't just come across as a jerk, in case anyone else is interested, Bock has recently released a 14k 3 tine #6 music nib that screws into their standard 250 housings, which runs around $150 USD.

 

I have one on the way. Supposedly it's quite flexible.


Edited by Honeybadgers, 06 May 2020 - 01:38.

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Posted 06 May 2020 - 15:47


And to contribute something so I don't just come across as a jerk, in case anyone else is interested, Bock has recently released a 14k 3 tine #6 music nib that screws into their standard 250 housings, which runs around $150 USD.

 

Hmmm... Wonder if it will ever appear as an option on a Ranga group buy :D
 



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Posted 07 May 2020 - 16:45

 

Hmmm... Wonder if it will ever appear as an option on a Ranga group buy :D
 

Sure Sir in the Coming months

 

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Posted 07 May 2020 - 17:31

Sure Sir in the Coming months

 

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I'll have to look into that! :)



#31 amberleadavis

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Posted 08 May 2020 - 02:11

Why did you necro bump a six year old thread, amber?

 

Not even mods are immune, I guess  :P

 

And to contribute something so I don't just come across as a jerk, in case anyone else is interested, Bock has recently released a 14k 3 tine #6 music nib that screws into their standard 250 housings, which runs around $150 USD.

 

I have one on the way. Supposedly it's quite flexible.

 

 

Actually, I support Necro posting. Otherwise valuable information gets lost in our archives and does not always show up in our searches (I've been unable to find some of my ink posts).  That being said, I didn't catch the date.  How did you like the new Bock nib?


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#32 Honeybadgers

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Posted 10 May 2020 - 02:09

 

 

Actually, I support Necro posting. Otherwise valuable information gets lost in our archives and does not always show up in our searches (I've been unable to find some of my ink posts).  That being said, I didn't catch the date.  How did you like the new Bock nib?

 

I some cases, I agree, but we see so many necro bumped threads with dead image links (this one being a rare exception) that it's just frustrating.

 

Photobucket's BS change a few years ago practically broke internet forum archiving single handedly. They also recently bought tinypic and killed it just to help grow their awful little monopoly.

 

Nib's still in the post, I had to order it from the UK. But I planned on putting it into a ranga 4c, which is a little funny.


Edited by Honeybadgers, 10 May 2020 - 02:10.

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Posted 10 May 2020 - 02:30

I have both. For my immediate purposes I'm using Franklin Christoph, not Japanese of course. Is this a great fountain pen diversity or not?


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Posted 10 May 2020 - 15:55

OP here. Surprised to see this bumped too, I completely forgot about this posting years ago. I have not had the Sailor for many years. I had another Sailor with the same nib that has also passed out of my hands. Still have the Platinum but have not used for some time. Been so focused on urushi and maki-e pens otherwise nice writing but plain jane pens like the this Platinum go unused. That, and the pen size is a bit too small for me. Oh well, things change. 



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Posted 10 May 2020 - 19:43

OP here. Surprised to see this bumped too, I completely forgot about this posting years ago. I have not had the Sailor for many years. I had another Sailor with the same nib that has also passed out of my hands. Still have the Platinum but have not used for some time. Been so focused on urushi and maki-e pens otherwise nice writing but plain jane pens like the this Platinum go unused. That, and the pen size is a bit too small for me. Oh well, things change. 

 

If you're interested in giving the platinum nib new life, reach out to eureka pens. He sells large, pretty custom urushi/ebonite bodies that the platinum section screws into for very reasonable prices.


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