Platinum un Nice Pur lim edition with a crisp Italic
It’s been a while since I wrote a review, but I think this pen demands one.
I love italics, almost as much as flexible nibs. Therefore I own a bunch of italic nibs in all the spectra of smoothness, but only one customized by a nibmeister ( a B cursive italic by Mike Masuyama I bought from Franklin Christoph, wich is one of my favorite nibs of all time) so I have been looking around for another custom grind. I love my CI but wanted to try a crisp italic, because I prefer as big a contrast between thick/thin lines as possible.
Another one of my passions are demonstrator pens. And one more are japanese pens.
So, when Browsing nibs.com a nice day I found a Platinun nice pur with a nicely discounted price I jumped on it, and ordered a extra broad ( C nib )with a crisp italic grind and an inkflow of about 7/10.
After a very brief waiting time for the grind the pen was shipped. Then came nearly a month at customs and 60% in taxes ( gotta love brazillian customs)... and it finally arrived at my hands.
Nice box but nothing fancy.
Then the pen... it looks like a beautiful demonstrator with silver details. Nice, but not spectacular. But as soon as I picked it up I fell in love with it. It has a kind of satiny texture thats feels gorgeous in hand.
This pen is a delight to hold.
And the writing experience... WOW, it is better than I thought.
It is a really crisp italic but still smooth enough to write cursive, with an awesome line variation. And to my surprise, the reverse side is a juicy stub!!!! How cool is that???
So, to sum it up:
Beautiful demonstrator with rhodium trims
My highest praise to Platinum for making this pen and the nice folk at nibs.com for the great costumer service and outstanding work.