17 March 2021

Curidas (IV). One Year Later

It was about this time last year when the Platinum Curidas became available in the market. It was released after a lot of hype and some delays that made it both desired and scarce during those early weeks of Spring 2020. Now, one year later, what can be said about it?

I have been using intermittently three units-one with each point. My use was not excessive in any moment—they were part of the pens I had inked, and they rarely left my desk.

These are my observations after a year of irregular use:

– The nibs perform correctly. They are smooth, and the ink flow is correct and constant.

Not much difference between the EF and the F nib points. Other than that, pleasant nibs. The problems are somewhere else.

– The retracting mechanism, on the contrary, is far from being acceptable. Out of the three units, only one works smoothly. The other two are very slow at closing the lid when retracting the nib. There are also some reports of nibs becoming dry,  possibly due to a deficient closing of the lid.

– Occasionally, the nibs have become stuck inside the barrel and could only be released by carefully pushing the nib unit from the front –i.e. from the nib point-- backwards. In one case, out of three, the nib unit became stuck every single time I tried to use it. So, it became useless and in need to repair.

So, the conclusions on the Platinum Curidas cannot be positive. The mechanism and the nib unit need further refinement in order to become reliable. In the meantime, the pen is simply not good enough.

Ohashido - Lamy Petrol

Bruno Taut
Nakano, March 17th, 2021
etiquetas: Platinum, capless


AS said...

thanks again for the valuable info

Papish said...

I was tempted to buy one when they were released. Happy I finally didn't. It would have been soooo annoying if it hadn't worked as it should.

Bruno Taut said...

Thanks, AS and Papish, for passing by and commenting. Let's hope for Platinum to improve this pen.



Unknown said...

Thanks for the valuable input

Bruno Taut said...

Thanks, Unknown.


R. Vieira said...

Thanks for the valuable information, Bruno. As Papish, I was seriously tempted to get one (when I read about this pen in your blog). It seems Platinum must iron out some issues...


Bruno Taut said...

R Vieira, let's cross our fingers. The Curidas is an interesting pen nevertheless...


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