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Platinum Izumo; Limited Nib Options..

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#1 Sach


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 23:19

I'm really keen on purchasing my first Japanese pen and really like the Platinum urushi Izumo, red coloured pen. The problem is that I want one with an extra broad, BB nib. I know that Japanese broad is more like. Western medium, and medium nibs just don't work with me. I want to have it custom ground to CI. It appears that retailers say that extra broad is not available with this pen, however, Mottishaw's nibs.com do have an extra broad as an option. Any insights into this? Is it possible for retailer to order one from Platinum, or is this not possible.

I really like the pen, but not the rather narrow nib change ( pun intended)...

Edited by Sach, 29 April 2014 - 23:20.

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 00:12

AFAIK, John Mottishaw has a very long-standing relationship with Platinum/Nakaya so it doesn't really surprise me that he could order nibs that might be unavailable to others. Alternatively, Platinum might send him an relatively unfinished nib upon request and allow him to grind it himself to his customer's specifications. 


FWIW, the Izumo looks like a great pen - I'd love to try it someday in red or green! Let us know what happens!

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:23

The Izumo takes a President nib which comes with the BB option.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 01:35

Course if you wanted one of these two colors, GouletPens is taking 20% off of them with SPRINGCLEANING14 code. 


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:41

Although you're right that Platinum nibs are often a size smaller than the European norm, this only applies to the finer end of the nib range. The Japanese Broad and BB are very close to the Euro widths. Check out the comparison scale on Nibs.com

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