This being my first post, I promise I will follow up with a proper introduction in the near future.
Having built up some steam over pens and inks over the last couple of months, however, I'm eager to get this question out, and so the introduction will have to wait.
Having recently revived my fountain pen enthusiasm I discovered my very first pen lying around and so I thought the only right cause of action were to revive it. So I did.
Having been unused for at least a decade, probably more, this took quite a while. The pen was not "retired" correctly after it's last use so several rounds flushing were necesarry. The old Pelican 4001 Royal Blue cartridge from it's last use was still in there, all dried up.
Medium story short, it now seems to function again.
It struck me then that I don't know much about it. While I have dug into the world of fountain pens recently, I am still a beginner.
So, here follows a brief description and "review" of this writing instrument, and the hope that someone can provide some additional information about it's origin.
The pen in question made by Platignum. It was purchased in 1992 for me by my father. I was 9 years old so I can imagine he chose a fairly cheap model.
It was bought in a store that sells pretty much everything, so not a dedicated boutique.
The body and section are all plastic and the cap seems to plastic with a thin metal cover and clip. The clip read Platignum and the end of the body has the text "Made in England".
- Capped: 136
- Uncapped: 125
- Posted: 154
- Cap: 56
- Max: 11
- End: 8
- Grip section: 9-9,5 tapering
Weight: 14 grams
I'm not sure what this type of nib is called (stub? italic?) but it seems to be around 0,8 mm wide.
One side says "Fine" (the other "Platignum England").
All measurements are a bit uncertain due to the cheap quarlity of my slice gauge.
The pen is a bit on the light side but feels okay posted. It feels very plasticy though so that makes it feel rather cheap.
The nib is very scratchy. I'm don't habe enough experience with different nibs to know of this is normal or not, but I certainly prefer much smoother nibs.
I was unable to inline pictures so I will attach them instead.
- Pen details
- Lineup from top to bottom, Lamy Safari Petrol, Parker IM, Platignum, Parker Jotter FP
- And of course a customary writing sample.
If anyone knows anything about this model I'm happy to hear it.