Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 298

 As promised, here's Lawrence's other recent acquisition--a Platinum 'Procyon' Maki-e "Bush Warbler on Plum Tree" Limited Edition fountain pen!

Lawrence writes:

"My sister gave me this pen on my birthday; she took a chance and got it not really knowing what I have and what style I like. It turned out well. The pen is a limited edition Maki-e. It has a plum blossom design with a warbler. She got it at Buchan's.

(all photos courtesy of Lawrence ~ please click on images to enlarge)

It has a fine point nib, a very simple one:

The pen looks heavier than it is. I thought it was some sort of enamel just by looking at it. It is made of polymer, but very nice just the same. I noticed that the section is semi-translucent:

I have not written with this pen yet, as it does not have a converter (I have heard you all mention that Japanese pens don't ship with it), so I will maybe do a part 2 mini review of it when I get the converter. I have heard a lot of good things with Platinum but I will hold my judgment until I really tried it out myself.

Apologies if this is like a shortish kind of review, but it is basically only a visual commentary. I will come back to it again once I write with it."

Wow, what beautiful birthday gift! Lawrence - many thanks for your review and photos (and belated birthday greetings too :)

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