Introducing Platinum Yakusugi.
Presentation is a typical Platinum affair, which is just right amount of good sense without going overboard. A kimono pouch is a nice touch and will enhance the traditional Japanese look of this pen. Platinum included the wood chips from Yakusugi to deliver the aroma of Yakusugi to the owner. I like this type of details. A little thing goes a long way.
Based on #3776, the size is just right. I don't post pens (except for Pilot m90, which needs to be capped). The pens feels just right in terms of weight and balance. The texture of the wood is nice. The supply of Yakusugi is tighly controllled by Japan's environmental agency, which increase my appreciation toward this pen.
Nib. Platinum's F nib. Smooth. And very fine lines, without getting toothy. I feel lucky all of my current Platinum nibs are all winners. I hope my luck does not run out when I purchase another Platinum. The pen passed my mandatory dip test.
As the pen body / cap are made of natural material Yakusugi, I hesitate to make this a daily writer as I don't want to tarnish it with my hand. Even though I wash my hands to the OCD level, natural materials will certainly get affected by repeated usages of human hands. Again, I might just let it be and say to myself that life is too short and my pens will outlast me and make it a daily writer.
Edited by Pen2009, 25 March 2012 - 06:13.