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Platinum Solid Silver Pts-50000 B Nib


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#1 hari317

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 18:34

I was actively seeking out this sterling silver model from Platinum around a year back. I found the pen very attractive, mainly due to the flat ends, unique clip and the stout shape. I was unsuccessful in winning any of the listed pens. I got lucky a few weeks back when I was finally able to win one at a price that I was willing to pay. The pen arrived yesterday in record time from Tottori, Japan.

Platinum pen company of Japan makes a few pens under their "Metal Body" product line. Their flagship is the solid 18K gold model, followed by hand hammered sterling pens, this one is the most economically priced pen in this line, with the pen made of sterling silver and a straight line deep guilloche.

The pen comes in the standard Platinum packaging that also accompanies their PMMA and celluloid 3776 pens:

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A sticker on the cover: does it say 18k?
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The box opened to reveal the contents:
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A closeup of the paper, I guess this gives some sterling silver care instructions, a translation by the Kanji reading folks of our forum will be much appreciated:
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The pen sealed in its plastic sleeve:
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A closeup of the cliptag:
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Capped:
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Open:
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The clip is the real highlight, a real beauty IMO:
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Clip engraving:
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Side profile of the clip:
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The nib is the same size as found on the 3776 pens, but this nib has been treated with some elaborate scroll work and engraving as compared to the plain 3776 nibs:
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Standard plastic feeder:
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Engraving on the wide cap band:
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Platinum has managed this feat, the barrel is closed ended. i.e. No seperate end piece has been used to plug the end, the barrel is one piece. The conventional construction approach is to use a sterling tube that is first engraved on the guilloche machine with the gripping mandrel passed through the tube, the end is then plugged with a seperate piece. I wonder what technique Platinum used for this pen:
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The cap tube, cap top and barrel end are hallmarked SILVER 925:
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A comparison picture:

L-R: Platinum Jade 3776 Celluloid, PTS-50000, YOL Grand Victorian, M800 Old syle.
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I hope the review will be useful.

Cheers!
Hari
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 19:01

Beautiful pen Hari, a definite looker. I wonder how many people are looking on eBay :ninja: .

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 21:13

Great taste Hari! Congratulations on your pen. It is an amazing pen. Have one identical to yours in sterling silver and it is one of my most favourite pens. Not only good looking but also writes smoothly and is a real pleasure to use.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:45

Thank you Jayant, FPLover, for your kind comments.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:04

Congratulations on your pen Hari, it's a silver beauty :puddle: :puddle:

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:21

Hari bhai...mastt dikhra kalam...ha ha ha...I like the careful attention to detail in the pen...the engravings on the nib, the simple lovely design on the cap band, the close-ended barrel, and above all the lovely clip and that top of the clip lines...very good...must be great to have it clipped on to one's pocket...enjoy...

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:42

Congratulations on your pen Hari, it's a silver beauty :puddle: :puddle:

Thank you Binod.

Hari bhai...mastt dikhra kalam...ha ha ha...I like the careful attention to detail in the pen...the engravings on the nib, the simple lovely design on the cap band, the close-ended barrel, and above all the lovely clip and that top of the clip lines...very good...must be great to have it clipped on to one's pocket...enjoy...

Jai, :roflmho: The pen is riding in my shirt pocket today. Been using it today, loving it.

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#8 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:50

congrats on a nice platinum :thumbup:
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:58

Thanks Georges. have you tried a Platinum yet? you might like the nibs, very well made.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:44

Jai, :roflmho: The pen is riding in my shirt pocket today. Been using it today, loving it.

Best,
Hari

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 18:50

Gorgeous looking silver pen there Hari. Congratulations and use in good health! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 19:02

so beautiful :clap1: pen!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:48

Gorgeous looking silver pen there Hari. Congratulations and use in good health! :thumbup: :thumbup:

so beautiful :clap1: pen!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 16:11

Another beauty, Hari! Thanks for all the detailed photos; very helpful.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 16:31

Another beauty, Hari! Thanks for all the detailed photos; very helpful.

Thanks Strang. It was you who got me started on the Platinum pens, I now agree that their nibs are one of the best.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 17:04

Dear Hari, congratulations! Its a wonderful pen! Detailed review with nice photos makes this review all the more attractive. How is it writing?
Enjoy!
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 17:09

Dear Hari, congratulations! Its a wonderful pen! Detailed review with nice photos makes this review all the more attractive. How is it writing?
Enjoy!
Abhik


Thank you Abhik. I wrote a page with it about half and hour back. The pen started right up after a day of non use. It is a wet writer and the nib is soft, not a nail and the line width is similar to that made by a 149 M nib. I am sorry I neglected to include a writing sample in the review...

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 21:47

What a gorgeous pen! It looks like it will fit in well with the Yard O Leds.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 22:11

Thanks Georges. have you tried a Platinum yet? you might like the nibs, very well made.

Hi Hari

Haven't seen a platinum dealer in France since a decade but a friend of mine showed me a platinum he bought in Japan some years ago, very nice pen. Problem is that the nib is not as big as on the 149 or m1000. I have some pens that are reserved for me and I can't go out of my budget because I have some other expenses. If I ever see one in second I might buy it but it is not for now.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 20:31

Another beauty, Hari! Thanks for all the detailed photos; very helpful.

Thanks Strang. It was you who got me started on the Platinum pens, I now agree that their nibs are one of the best.Regards,Hari


Yes Hari, I'm guilty as charged. I am very fond of Platinums. :rolleyes:
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