Here comes another installment of the “Comparative Overview-Series” that already has quite a few episodes.
In this episode, we look at a pair of pens that I thought would be an interesting one to compare head to head. If spotted on Instagram – in a similar color scheme – by a more novice fountain pen aficionado, I can imagine that they may look almost interchangeably.
Indeed, both of these makes of legendary Japanese pen manufacturers Sailor and Platinum come in a classic cigar shape – not too far off from what may be reminiscent of a Montblanc pen. Nevertheless, they both have their own inherent qualities and uniquely Japanese attributes. And besides the common cigar shape, there are quite a few things that set them apart. Check the video below for all the commonalities and differences.
Is there any specific comparative overview that you would want to see? Drop me a line, and I will see what I can do!
But now, check out the video-overview below, which is as always preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!
|Sailor 1911 Large||Platinum Century #3776|
|Available in a number of sizes and finishes||Available in a number of sizes and finishes|
|Resin barrel||Resin barrel|
|Nickel-Chromium/Rhodium plated accents and trims||Gold plated accents and trims|
|Cartridge/converter filler (Sailor proprietary)||Cartridge/converter filler (Platinum proprietary)|
|21k gold nib, rhodium plated||14k gold nib|
|Available nib options: Extra Fine (EF), Fine (F), Medium (M) and Broad (B) + a number of speciality nibs (e.g. Zoom, Music, Naginata-Togi, …)||Available nib options: Fine (F), Medium (M) and Broad (B) + a number of special nib options such as Music nibs or the SF-(soft fine) reviewed here|
|Price: ca. 290 €||Price: ca. 180 €|
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