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Daiso Pen Vs. Platinum Riviere
Posted 01 July 2011 - 02:15
You can find 2 brands of fountain pens at Daiso storesin Singapore - the Platinum Riviere and Daisos own house-brand pen. Both cost S$2, have tipped (Western) Medium steel nibs that write relatively well out of the pack and use their own proprietary cartridges.
I think the Daiso pen is better value than the Riviere. It has a larger nib, a molded grip that resembles that on a 1980′s Pelikano, and the barrel has a wider girth. This pen feels more substantial. In addition, the Daiso pen doesnt dry out while capped but the Riviere does.
The barrel of the Daiso pen has a rubber-like finish, which may not be to everyones liking. Ive no problems with it. Still think its great value, and I bought a couple anyway just to practice nib stubbing.
Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:09
Posted 10 July 2011 - 12:48
Thanks for the review !
but mine will still be in the cupboard.. haha
Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:12
Posted 19 May 2012 - 21:03
I picked up one today and used it to practice grinding to XF. I'm contemplating on plugging the end and greasing the threads to turn it into an eyedropper when the cartridge runs out...
Posted 19 May 2012 - 21:30
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Posted 22 November 2015 - 05:28
This is year 2015. The Daiso fountain pen version that I found is pretty interesting. Writes very well and the nib has some flex too. If only the build is a bit more sturdy. As is its not a FP that I will put in my pants pocket.
Posted 23 November 2015 - 19:53
That's quite a nice-looking pen! Are they still priced at about $2?
Posted 24 November 2015 - 01:31
Posted 24 November 2015 - 14:05
The pen is pretty slim. Reminds me of Pilot Birdie that I had used years ago. To me it writes better with drier ink. Pic was taken with scribble sample with Pelikan 4001 Brillian Blank. It runs too wet with Pilot's Unica cartridge that I had tried initially. Never used the cartridge that came with it, not knowing the brand or make. There is a little flex in the nib too. For something at Daiso's price it writes pretty well. The clip is solid and so it the snap to close.
Edited by shea2812, 24 November 2015 - 14:13.
Posted 31 December 2015 - 01:25
Daiso just opened a store in San Diego. I picked up one of the silver-colored pens photographed by Shea2812 above for $1.50. About the size of a Parker 51 the nib needed no alignment and wrote well out of the package. I was pleased and a bit surprised. Daiso also had some notebooks with fp friendly paper along with unusual items like banana slicers!
“The proper definition of a man is an animal that writes letters.”
Posted 23 December 2017 - 11:17
Daiso is actually owned by A chinese radio station in north America. They own the exclusive Franchise rights. Would explain why there are so many rebranded chinese pens instead of rebranded preppies.