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Platinum and Nakaya

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#1 RyanL27


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Posted 24 November 2006 - 15:57

I've been intrigued these pens for a while, but there's very little discussion of them around here. Lately, I've been attracted to the celluloid pens, which appear to be identical between Platinum and Nakaya, so I'm wondering about the connection of these two companies.

Also, the nibs look almost identical as well - are they? For the celluloid version, the prices are pretty similar...is one brand considered to be better than the other?

Nakaya's Tortoise Celluloid from www.nakaya.com

Platinum Celluloid from www.richardspens.com

I've also looked at the Briar Wood fountain pens, which seem very cool. Anyone have opinions?

Briar Wood taken from www.Nakaya.org

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 16:03

i believe platinum bought nakaya so they're now one and the same.....please correct me if i'm wrong rolleyes.gif

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 16:21


Not bought, but from the beginning Nakaya was always run by the owner or Platinum. Nakaya was put together for a few retired craftmen from Platinum.


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Posted 24 November 2006 - 16:37

Nakaya and Platinum are two separate companies that share the same owners.
Nakaya pens use Platinum components, but are custom-made for individual customers.
The nibs can be ground to suit a specific person's writing style and preference.

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