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Platinum Century Bourgogne Review


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#1 jpzahra

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 15:04

Here goes my first review..... Hope you all enjoy! JP

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#2 Inkwellpens

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 15:16

Thanks for the review, I have been looking at one of these for a while and the new Chatres Blue. Do you know how the fine nib compares to other Chinese fine nibs? Maybe a pilot Prera or Capless?
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 15:17

soo sorry for the crappy pic quality.... scanner broken... hope its still up to scratch

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#4 jpzahra

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 15:35

These Japanese nibs seem to be my new love after years of owning european pens. Don't have a Prera or a Capless and my only other Japanese Pen is a Sailor Sapporo Zoom nib (definitely not fine). I DO however sort of own two other Japanese pens but unfortunately they're still in the post (can't wait for them to arrive). Will compare once they arrive - Sailor NT MF and a Vintage Sailor Calligraphy...
As compared to my other fine nibs it lays as fine a line as a TWSBI EF nib but more wet and smooth flowing and doesn't tend to dry up so easily if left uncapped for a long period.

#5 larsbj

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 20:35

Thank you, jpzhara! Nice review. I have excactly the same pen, but have not had the chance to ink it up and try it. Hope I get around to doing it soon, based on the review it seems like a good choice :thumbup:
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#6 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 21:46

lovely pen, thanks for sharing :thumbup:
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 13:11

Thanks for sharing the nice review!! :thumbup:

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 20:35

The more I see of the 3776 the more I am lusting.

Nice review, thanks.

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#9 Newjelan

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:44

I also have one of these in Broad - beautiful pen and beautiful nib. I'd never heard of Platinum Fountain Pens until I joined the FPN, but what a find. I also have a Tortoise with a Music Nib, Shoji Medium, 3776 SF, and countless Plaisirs. Next is the Chartres Blue... But what nib?

#10 Nonsensical

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:47

I am currently trying to decide between buying one of these ...or the Chartres Blue...Really tough choice. Luckily, I have several months to decide. That does mean that I have to wait a long time before I'll have a new pen in my hands. :mellow:

Great review, may have just made me decide on the Bourgogne instead of the Chartres Blue.

#11 nicholasyeo

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 17:20

Nice! I wish the pen had more transparence but I think we should not ask for too much. Here Platinum has already put up a great value pen!

#12 Les49

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 18:04

Great review! Gorgeous Pen - thanks.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 20:07

My husband brought me one from Tokyo today--it is DIVINE. It writes so beautifully. I'm in love! (With the husband AND the pen!) Great review!

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 17:26

I also have one of these in Broad - beautiful pen and beautiful nib. I'd never heard of Platinum Fountain Pens until I joined the FPN, but what a find. I also have a Tortoise with a Music Nib, Shoji Medium, 3776 SF, and countless Plaisirs. Next is the Chartres Blue... But what nib?


Mine is also a broad nib, more a European medium, and stays in my rotation with iroshizuku yama-budo ink.

Must resist the temptation to get the Chartres Blue version. Must. Seriously... :puddle:

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:58

Oooh those fine fine nibs...just delightful. Thanks for the review

#16 The Good Captain

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 16:42

Here goes my first review..... Hope you all enjoy! JP

I'm really considering one of these - don't really mind which colour. What size nib did you get, by the way? I'm thinking along the lines of the M as nibs.com suggest this is about 0.49mm wide. I think the fine would be a little on the thin side. What do you reckon? (I like Pelikan F if that's any use as a guide.)


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#17 Blue_Moon

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 17:11

I'm looking at one of these also.  Where did you purchase it?


Franklin-Christoph, Italix, and Pilot pens are the best!
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#18 jpzahra

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 20:21

So.... Got 3 Platinums and a Nakaya now. Must say my favourites are probably the soft fines, but that's cause my handwriting gets real small when I'm writing in a rush at work. My medium President is a great writer though. If looking to compare to a fine Pelikan then I'd go for a medium. Bought all my Platinums off engeika on ebay - great service ( have no connection but have bought 5 pens from taizo).

#19 The Good Captain

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 20:39

So.... Got 3 Platinums and a Nakaya now. Must say my favourites are probably the soft fines, but that's cause my handwriting gets real small when I'm writing in a rush at work. My medium President is a great writer though. If looking to compare to a fine Pelikan then I'd go for a medium. Bought all my Platinums off engeika on ebay - great service ( have no connection but have bought 5 pens from taizo).

Thanks, that's great information. I think the Fine would be a bit too narrow for me and the Soft Fine, perhaps just a little too springy for my taste. However the Omas Fine Extra Flessibile is rather tasty!


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