Dear Swastik Team,
FOUNTAIN PEN REVIEW :
MAKE : PLATINUM -JAPAN
MODEL : PLAISIR PGB1000B #57
COLOR : FROSTY BLUE
NIB SIZE : Medium 'M' (05)
NIB MATERIAL : Stainless Steel
BODY OF PEN : Metal
CONVERTOR : 1nos. of proprietary Platinum Cartridge.
Gift Box : Blue colored simple card paper box with instruction manual.
The pen has a stainless steel nib which seems to be standard in almost all entery level FPs of PLATINUM like Preppy, Prefounte etc.
Usually in Japanese nibs, it is observed that their size is usually one size below their western counter parts for the same size. So for example a 'M' size in a Japanese nib is equivalent to 'F' size with respect to a western nib. However in this pen, though the size written on the nib is '05' implying a Medium '' size nib, the writing sample seems to suggest that it is equivalent to a broad 'B' size!
I am not sure whether this has been done on purpose, So as to make the nib sizes equivalent wrt. the western nib size specifications or the pen. I have received is an exception. The pen is otherwise smooth in writing with perceptible Feedback.
I have used the standard cartridge - convertor received with the pen to write this review. Retailing at Rs-1250, it is a good entry Level Fountain Pen, both for students & novices a like.
Mr. Nandkumar V. Chinai