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Platinum Hammered Sterling Silver


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#1 Pen2009

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 13:57

The Platinum Hammered Sterling Silver pen came in the great looking wooden box. This box is huge. There is some space for the extra cartridge inks and converter under the upper flap inside the box. Great presentation box for this pen. The pen came with a Platinum converter.
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Now to the pen. A very distinct looking sterling silver body. Plantinum says this pen is created by the silver artist who is recognized by the govt of Japan. Under light, the body and cap sparkle and reflect light because of the hammered finish. This is a different kind of sparkles I saw from other sterling silver pens.
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The nib is made of platinum. My dip test with WM Florida Blue indicates the nib is super smooth medium tip. Platinum M nibs are more toward Western F or EF (for that matter). So, I can write small letters neatly while enjoying a smoother M tip. I also enjoy Platinum's F nibs and I find both tip sizes are very good in their own right.
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Here are side by side comparions with other sterling silver pens.
Platinum Pin Stripe Sterling Silver vs Hammered Sterling Silver. The size looks the same.
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The gold vs platinum nib. Both nibs are great writers.
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And, together with a MB silver barley.
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Edited by Pen2009, 18 April 2012 - 13:58.

My collection: 149 EF/F/B/OBB, Collodi B/Twain F/Mann F, 146 M, Silver Barley F, M1000/M800 B'o'B/M800 Tortoise/Sahara/415 BT/215/205 Blue Demo, Optima Demo Red M/88 EF & Italic/Europa, Emotica, 2K/Safaris/Al-Stars/Vista, Edson DB/Carene BS, Pilot 845/823/742/743/Silvern/M90/Makies, Sailor Profit Realo M/KOP Makies/Profit Makies/Profit 21 Naginata MF&M/KOP/KOP Mosaiques/Sterling Silvers,Platinum #3776 Celluloids/Izumos/Wood pens/Sterling Silvers,YoL Grand Victorian, and more (I lost counting)

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 14:11

What's it like to hold? Does it seem weird?
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 14:13

Beautiful pens.

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#4 Pen2009

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 14:16

What's it like to hold? Does it seem weird?

There is no issue with holding the pen. I have 2 Pilot Silverns with different patterns along with a MB and another Platinum. Each of those pens has a differnt pattern. The hammered sterling silver's body and cap are very smooth. Actually, I like the look and feel of the pen.
My collection: 149 EF/F/B/OBB, Collodi B/Twain F/Mann F, 146 M, Silver Barley F, M1000/M800 B'o'B/M800 Tortoise/Sahara/415 BT/215/205 Blue Demo, Optima Demo Red M/88 EF & Italic/Europa, Emotica, 2K/Safaris/Al-Stars/Vista, Edson DB/Carene BS, Pilot 845/823/742/743/Silvern/M90/Makies, Sailor Profit Realo M/KOP Makies/Profit Makies/Profit 21 Naginata MF&M/KOP/KOP Mosaiques/Sterling Silvers,Platinum #3776 Celluloids/Izumos/Wood pens/Sterling Silvers,YoL Grand Victorian, and more (I lost counting)

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 16:06

Interesting, but I find, looking at the photos, that I actually prefer the look of the Barley over the hammered silver (the texture -- if not the color -- of the finish reminds me a bit too much of Wendell August Forge hammered aluminum).
YMMV -- but that's the great thing about FPN: I can see what I *don't* like as well as what I'd really want to get, or want to be able to afford someday).
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 16:42

Love the first pen! :notworthy1:
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 16:39

I love the hammered finish. It makes a change (from the predictable MB barley and silver stripe platinum).

Can the cap be posted? If so, does it upset the balance?

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Nervous? No, I'm just thinking...

#8 hari317

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 17:11

Superb, I love the hammered finish but sadly its way beyond my reach at the moment.

I am curious about the solid Platinum nib, how does it feel as compared to the 18K gold nib on the lined silver pen?

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 13:36

I love the hammered finish. It makes a change (from the predictable MB barley and silver stripe platinum).

Can the cap be posted? If so, does it upset the balance?

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I don't post my pens; so, I am not sure how it balances. I think the pen can be posted. The pen is well balanced as is without the cap posted.

Superb, I love the hammered finish but sadly its way beyond my reach at the moment.

I am curious about the solid Platinum nib, how does it feel as compared to the 18K gold nib on the lined silver pen?

Thanks!
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The platinum nib on this pen is very smooth. I have not yet put those 2 pens into rotation. So I could not write up a thorough review on the writing performance and feel yet. I have several Platinum pens and I appreciate its high quality control, compared to other brands.
My collection: 149 EF/F/B/OBB, Collodi B/Twain F/Mann F, 146 M, Silver Barley F, M1000/M800 B'o'B/M800 Tortoise/Sahara/415 BT/215/205 Blue Demo, Optima Demo Red M/88 EF & Italic/Europa, Emotica, 2K/Safaris/Al-Stars/Vista, Edson DB/Carene BS, Pilot 845/823/742/743/Silvern/M90/Makies, Sailor Profit Realo M/KOP Makies/Profit Makies/Profit 21 Naginata MF&M/KOP/KOP Mosaiques/Sterling Silvers,Platinum #3776 Celluloids/Izumos/Wood pens/Sterling Silvers,YoL Grand Victorian, and more (I lost counting)

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 14:03

Spectacular, thanks for sharing!

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:06

Beautiful! Recently got hold of a Platinum President myself -my first Japanese pen. The nibs are definitely worth all the hype...

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 01:11

What is the uncapped length, in mm, of the Platinum Sterling Silver FP?

 

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