The Platinum 3776 Century is a fantastic, yet often overlooked, mid-size fountain pen. Today I’m going to be showing you a quick look at this delightful pen so you know a little more what it's all about. The 3776 Century is a somewhat recent update to the Platinum 3776, which is Platinum’s most popular pen model.
It's a pen that's mid-size perhaps leaning slightly large, but it is very light and incredibly well-balanced. The nibs are going to feel a bit different than most other Japanese nibs (especially Pilot), they are relatively stiff and slightly toothy. It's really going to be a preference thing if you'll like them or not.
(gold and rhodium trim)
(translucent black with rhodium trim)
(rhodium and gold trim)
(demonstrator with rose gold trim)
(demonstrator with rhodium trim)
(Yamanaka, currently the 4th of a set of 5 LE pens)
- Mid-large pen
- Very comfortable, very well-rounded
- Grip is comfortable, noticeable step if you hold far back
- Nice details and appointments
- 20g overall
- Close to Lamy Al-Star
- posted- very well-balanced, really sits in the hand
- unposted- also very well-balanced!
- 14k gold, relatively stiff nibs with a noticeable amount of feedback
- Ultra-extra fine
- Music (1.1mm)
- Nibs are now friction fit (on Century) for ease of cleaning/swapping instead of requiring a tool like the older versions of the 3776
- Screw-cap, push to post
- Posts very securely
- Slip-n-seal technology, Platinum touts will keep nib wet for up to 2 years
- Proprietary cartridge/converter (included)
- Available in gold or rhodium color separately
- $176-216 depending on finish/nib choice
For more details and up-to-date specs on the Platinum 3776, be sure to check it out on GouletPens.com. Let me know what you think in the comments below!