SOLD : Platinum Bonita

SOLD!

I decided to put one more pen up for sale today.  I would like to sell a pen a week this year (or fifty-two by the end of the year).

This is the pen I nicknamed the Galaxy Pen.  It is a glossy black pen with gold sparkles in the finish.  It’s pretty unique.  I was looking at other auctions and found the same pen except with a red finish.  It had the original tag on it.  It was called the Bonita and it cost ¥6000 in the 1970’s.

This pen has a metal body and cap.  The grip section is resin.  The nib is an 18k 細字 (Hoso-ji, or fine).  There is also a 〄 (JIS) mark with the number 13 under the hood.

Here it is:

Platinum Bonita Black

Platinum Bonita Black

The top of the cap

The top of the cap

The bottom of the body

The bottom of the body

Metal threads into a metal body

Metal threads into a metal body

18K Fine Nib

18K Fine Nib

The Clip with the Platinum "P"

The Clip with the Platinum “P”

Daily Use Scratches

Daily Use Scratches

One Big Chip

One Big Chip

Writing Sample

Writing Sample

 

I like this pen a lot.  It is metal but it is not too heavy.  It feels like aluminum to me.  I like metal threads on metal bodies.  That means that you can tighten it without a lot of risk of damaging the threads.  This pen was used so it has some small scratches on it.  They are not really noticeable unless you take a macro pictures or look at it with a loupe.  There is one big chip on the cap.  I was going to attempt to repair it but I was worried about a correct color match so I left it as is.

The cap is very snug on the section.  It is smooth but tight.  The clip is also very firm.

This pen is average sized when capped.  Its about 13 cm capped.  When opened its about 12 cm and when posted its about 14 cm.  So this pen is about the size of a “short pen” with the cap removed and the same size when posted.

This pen used Platinum cartridges.  I believe that the platinum converter will also work with this pen but I do not have one so I have not tested it.

I am asking ¥2700 (or $30 USD).  This pen has been sold.  I will include 2 cartridges of your choice.  I usually have every color that platinum makes available.  However, I can not include carbon or pigment blue.

If you have any questions, or would like to purchase this pen, please leave a comment or send me email at tomattarashinu@gmail.com.

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