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Platinum Izumo Tamenuri Pens


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Poll: Which color do you like? (97 member(s) have cast votes)

Which color would you like?

  1. Kuro (Black) (10 votes [9.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.80%

  2. Aka (Red) (56 votes [54.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 54.90%

  3. Sora (Green) (36 votes [35.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.29%

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#1 Pen2009

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:12

I have now collected the 3 Izumo Tamenuri pens: Kuro (Black) F, Aka (Red) M and Sora (Green) B.

Kuro Tamenuri M nib
Presentation: a nice sized wood box with "Izumo" written on it. No issue with this presentation.
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The overall feel:
This pen is large. But, as it is made of ebonite, it is not heavy. So, I can use this pen as if it is a smaller pen. The pen's finish is very smooth and I can sense Platinum's craftmenship in making this pen with such details and care.
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The nib is M. A very smooth M nib, which is not a surprise. Usually, an F nib is a hit or miss when it comes to smoothness. The writing sample below is based on the dip test. The nib / feed has sufficient capillary action as you can see. The Izumo pens are so nice looking; so, I am still hesitating to make it a part of the rotation.
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The writing samples of the Tamenuri trio.
From the top to the bottom: Kuro's M, Aka's F and Sora's B. All based on dip test.
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Close up on Aka's sample.
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Close up on Sora's sample.
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Here are the pictures to see a subtle difference in shades among the trio.
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A size comparison with Izumo Tagayasan
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Which color do you like?

Edited by Pen2009, 19 July 2012 - 07:33.

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#2 hari317

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:58

Congratulations on acquiring such a fine collection.

Which color do you like?


Both the green and the red.

Do you have Nakaya pens? If yes, how do the level of craftsmanship compare?

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#3 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 13:53

All of them are nice. I like the green especially the most
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 28 July 2012 - 15:11

Your last picture shows what looks like a wood-grain pattern. What is it ?
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#5 OC Mike

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 15:43

Your last picture shows what looks like a wood-grain pattern. What is it ?


That appears to be the Ironwood Dark Gloss version. Nibs.com

Edited by OC Mike, 28 July 2012 - 15:44.

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#6 raging.dragon

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:38

I like the red and green Tamenuri. As much as I generally like Tamenuri, in this case I think I actually prefere the dark Ironwood. Though I'm not sure whether or not I'd like the heavily tapered section and step up to the barrel.

#7 PenTieRun

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 20:41

I prefer the red. Platinum is gaining more and more of my attention, although I own only one Platinum pen. Thanks for such an excellent comparison.

#8 Montblanc owner and lover

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:25

love them all but
1:red
2:green
3:black
A people can be great withouth a great pen but a people who love great pens is surely a great people too... Pens owned actually: MB 146 EF;Pelikan M200 SE Clear Demonstrator 2012 B;Parker 17 EF;Parker 51 EF;Waterman Expert II M,Waterman Hemisphere M;Waterman Carene F and Stub;Pilot Justus 95 F. Nearly owned: MB 149 B(Circa 2002);Conway Stewart Belliver LE bracket Brown IB.

#9 ethernautrix

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:53

Very nice! Can't decide between the red and the green. How exciting to have all three!

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:57

Thanks for this nice comparison :thumbup: . Congrats with this three beauties! I like the red the most, but the green is appealing as well.
Happy Writing!, Mainecoon

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#11 Mr. Sweet

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 17:11

Nice collection there. Green gets my vote and I just ordered one from nibs.com. Can't wait to get that package in the mail!

Enjoy!

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 17:22

Nice collection there. Green gets my vote and I just ordered one from nibs.com. Can't wait to get that package in the mail!

Enjoy!


I have infact the greenish one, I can grant you won't be disappointed :) Sober and stylish at the same time. One of my best pens.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 23:58

Red is my first choice, followed by green.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 23:17

Not to be nitpicky... but "sora" means "sky" and "green" would rather be "midori".



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 13:59

Difficult choice but Aka trumps others



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:20

I thought all the Izumo were wood underneath the lacquer? Which models are ebonite?


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#17 betweenthelens

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 13:44

I'll take one of each. They're all lovely!

Seriously, I think I like the black the best.


Edited by betweenthelens, 10 January 2014 - 13:44.


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 15:15

I like them all! I love the design, and the urushi looks magnificent.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 00:30

Mmmn looks just like a suitable 25th Wedding anniversary present to me.


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 18:13

I thought all the Izumo were wood underneath the lacquer? Which models are ebonite?

The models shown in this thread are made of ebonite covered with urushi lacquer. The "Tagayasan" Izumo models are made of the "tagayasan" wood covered with synthetic lacquer.


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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