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Platinum Izumo Tagayasan


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#1 Pen2009

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:27

Here is the Izumo Tagayasan from Platinum. The packaging is the standard Izumo affairs.
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The pen is larger than its sister pen, Aka Tamenuri. The comparison will be shown below. The natural wood pattern makes each pen unique and I can sense this pen is well made with great care. My pen is the glossy finish; there is another Tagayasan model with the matt finish. Since I already have matt finish wooden pens already, I am pleased with the glossy finish. It feels good in my hands and I think the glossy finish will help keep the pen in good condition. Surprisingly, the pen is not heavy. Actually, I feel it is lighter than the Izumo Aka Tamanuri (which is made of ebonite).

This is a great addition to my pen collection. Resin, Ebonite, Celluloid, Silver and natural wood. Eeah material has its own virtues. I would be interested in adding a few more wood pens along with a few more sterling silver ones.

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Tagayasan vs Aka Tamenuri
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Edited by Pen2009, 07 April 2012 - 09:13.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:48

Thanks, the review and comparison is very helpful and useful. Have you measured the weights? I seem to remember that the tagyasan Izumo is listed heavier than the ebonite on the platinum website.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:56

Thanks, the review and comparison is very helpful and useful. Have you measured the weights? I seem to remember that the tagyasan Izumo is listed heavier than the ebonite on the platinum website.

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Mabye the fact my Aka Tamanuri is set up with a Platinum converter while a Tagayasan is not yet makes the former a little heavier. Without the cap, the Aka Tamanuri's pen body seems to be heavier than the Tagayasan. Maybe this seat of pants comparison on weight is just due to a converter factor. As far as the caps are concerned, I feel the Tagayasan is heavier than the Aka Tamenuri. Since I don't have a scale, I could not really measure each of them.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 21:28

very ncie pens thanks for sharing :thumbup:
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:02

Thanks for the inputs. is the gripping section made of plastic on the Tagyasan? is it also lacquered?
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 22:32

Thanks for the nice review. I've never been able to pull the trigger on these pens. They are well made for sure. They are attractive in their own way. But the shape is a little odd to me, I don't much care for the grip section, and the nib leaves me underwhelmed. I have the same nib on my much much cheaper Platinum President, which is also looks better with that size nib. For the price I think I'd go with Nakaya. Different strokes for different folks. Hope you enjoy!

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:01

I think the pen designers at Platinum have evolved this (superb) shape and solved a few issues as a result. The cap and barrel exterior are still continuous. This usually results in a large step between barrel and section, this step has been eliminated by using a continuous tapering profile from the barrel right upto the nib. This means a somewhat complex machining for the cap's inner surface.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:49

nice review and pics!
thanks!
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:09

Wow!
Those pens look great. That is some serious handiwork from those craftsmen.
Not only is the finish incredible, but the way in which they have brought the grain to life makes it look like it is still living.

Those pens, make their other pen lines, look like plastic, nice plastic of course.
I understand why you would love these, as I own a Nakaya that sports the same wonderful finish,
and even though I could have gotten the same nib on their base model, like you, I decided to go with something with a little more artisan flair and uniqueness, that brought some joy to my life, and maybe even some envy to others.

Use them in good health and I'm with you on the silver.

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