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    Default Platinum Curidas

    Looks like this one is out in Japan!

    An interesting capless, skeleton pen with a moderate price point and light weight... I'll wait a bit until they either hit the US market officially, or start showing up on Ebay with free shipping (or at least not full price EMS).

    Available now off Rakuten for about $104 shipped.

    https://www.platinum-pen.co.jp/curidas_e.html
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    Default Re: Platinum Curidas

    It wouldn't be for me as I'm not keen on the long clicker or the fact that it has steel nib. Some say it looks a little on the thick side but that would be a plus in my book.
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    Default Re: Platinum Curidas

    Removable clip is an interesting choice. I am curious about the curidas. Surprised they could make it that cheap.



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    Default Re: Platinum Curidas

    I hope that nib did not come from the Preppy like it looks it does.
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    Default Re: Platinum Curidas

    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    I hope that nib did not come from the Preppy like it looks it does.
    At a glance, the tipping and general nib thickness seems more substantial. Course it might be a 3D rendering and not an actual product in the video. .... But it looks very much like a Preppy nib.



    If it is identical to a preppy nib, at least we know where to find $5 replacement nibs.

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    Default Re: Platinum Curidas

    Someone appears to have already got hold of one - Instagram linky. Looking at the comparison with the TWSBI Eco, it's not small.

    I'm torn on this one - unextended with that enormously long knock/clicker it's a nope. But just for once Platinum's obsession with transparent plastic makes sense because watching it work appears curiously fascinating. It'll likely come down to price. If they convert the Yen to GBPs, maybe. If they convert it to dollars and then stick a pound sign in front of that figure, as usually happens, it's a bit steep for a Preppy nib on a spring. Assuming they release it over here at all. It'll be interesting to see how it fairs, and if successful, how long before the Chinese make a stab at copying it.

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    Default Re: Platinum Curidas

    yeah, in that pic it looks uh... I think "bulky" is a kind way to put it

    But on the up-side, their cream coated shiba is very cute!
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    Default Re: Platinum Curidas

    It's now available at Fahrney's for $80.00

    ... and Anderson has it for $64.00
    Last edited by carlos.q; January 28th, 2020 at 06:46 AM.

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    Default Re: Platinum Curidas

    Quote Originally Posted by carlos.q View Post
    It's now available at Fahrney's for $80.00

    ... and Anderson has it for $64.00
    Not seeing it on Anderson yet (Goulet has it for $64 as well, but not releasing until Mid-february)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBeezie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by carlos.q View Post
    It's now available at Fahrney's for $80.00

    ... and Anderson has it for $64.00
    Not seeing it on Anderson yet (Goulet has it for $64 as well, but not releasing until Mid-february)
    Anderson Pens sent me their latest newsletter with pre-order information on there.
    Platinum Curidas ships mid-February
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    Default Re: Platinum Curidas

    Interested. Goulet offering it for $64 when it arrives.
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    Default Re: Platinum Curidas

    Quote Originally Posted by carlos.q View Post
    It's now available at Fahrney's for $80.00

    ... and Anderson has it for $64.00
    Dromgoole's also has it for $64.00; Pensachi is advertising at $62.00.

    I want one.
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    Default Re: Platinum Curidas

    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    Definitely sticks out quite a bit (on both ends) compared to the VP...

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    My money is safe. I don't like it at all.
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    Default Re: Platinum Curidas

    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    I hope that nib did not come from the Preppy like it looks it does.
    In a Goulet video they compare the nib to the preppy and its not as wide. They didn't know of any current Platinum nib that is the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driften View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    I hope that nib did not come from the Preppy like it looks it does.
    In a Goulet video they compare the nib to the preppy and its not as wide. They didn't know of any current Platinum nib that is the same.
    It looks more like the nib in the Platinum Prefounte, but I don't have a contemporary Preppy to compare to. The Prefounte nibs (all two of my sample set) have been quite acceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grainweevil View Post
    If they convert the Yen to GBPs, maybe. If they convert it to dollars and then stick a pound sign in front of that figure, as usually happens...
    Bad form to quote myself, but I woefully underestimated Platinum's new found desire to emulate Pilot and their view of our market as a cash cow. Cult Pens has listed them at 95 (about $124). Sad, because I was interested, but now I'm really not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grainweevil View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by grainweevil View Post
    If they convert the Yen to GBPs, maybe. If they convert it to dollars and then stick a pound sign in front of that figure, as usually happens...
    Bad form to quote myself, but I woefully underestimated Platinum's new found desire to emulate Pilot and their view of our market as a cash cow. Cult Pens has listed them at 95 (about $124). Sad, because I was interested, but now I'm really not.
    I just noticed that earlier today - its a shockingly high price. Price from most European sellers is 75.

    Sadly Ive noticed that CultPens are becoming less competitive on many of their products. Related to W H Smith buyout? Maybe, maybe not.

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    Default Re: Platinum Curidas

    I feel like the slide started before Smiths, but may well have accelerated subsequently. Absolutely no evidence to back up that feeling, mind you. Must be making too much money flogging Pelikans to the 'Murricans!

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