If I were to choose the most overrated pen, it would probably be something from Lamy. Continue reading “I hate LAMY AL-star”
I avoid overpriced limited editions of all things like a plague, but when I saw this box of Platinum Cool, I had to buy it. Continue reading “Platinum Cool review”
The world of fountain pens is amazing and Pilot Custom 92 with TWSBI 580AL are great examples of how pens can be so similar but also so different at the same time. For someone who is not a pen aficionado, they might as well seem same, apart from different colors of the barrels. In reality, the only thing they have in common is the filling mechanism.
I will spoil the fun and tell you right away, I love them both, but if I were to choose only one I would go with the Custom 92. Continue reading “Pilot Custom 92 vs. TWSBI 580AL”
If you look at the pen as a tool, then you don’t need anything more than the Platinum Preppy. It’s cheap, it writes smoothly and you can even turn it into an eyedropper. For a long time, I have thought if there is a way to make a pen as good and as cheap as Preppy. Turns out it’s possible. Continue reading “Platinum Riviere (ptr-200) – the best cheap pen”
Platinum is my favorite pen maker. They are a little different from other manufacturers and they fill a certain niche. They don’t have fancy products like some Pilot’s models. They don’t release many special editions like Lamy. What they have is a great history (more about it here) and ability to make the best pens quality/price wise. Continue reading “Platinum PGB-12000M Makie Bikou Souryu”
Sailor High Ace Neo is one of the cheapest Sailors and one of my favorite pens. I love it so much that I have 5 of them. It’s still a bargain at 9 USD (this is what I paid here in Taiwan) but it has more “soul” than the Preppy. I would even say that thanks to the aluminum cap this pen looks kinda sophisticated. Especially when the pen is closed or capped, it looks much more expensive than it is. Continue reading “Sailor HighAce Neo – a fine greatness”
Short answer. Yes, it is. And you might as well stop reading here and go and buy one for yourself. They are so cheap you should buy a few and keep them everywhere. One in your bag, one in your car and so on. Continue reading “Is Platinum Preppy as good as they say?”