As I recently learned, Platinum has decided to revive some of their nibs from the past, and I suspect it will excite a lot of you. Japanese nibs are usually finer than their European counterparts anyway, so they tend to be the choice for anyone who likes fine nibs. Previously, the finest Platinum has regularly offered their nibs in a fine nib width. But, what we have here is something exciting, three new nibs!
These are the three new nibs I test in the video:
- Platinum 3776 Black Century Soft Fine, a semi-flex nib with a line variation from about fine-broad
- Platinum 3776 Black Century Extra Fine, which is quite thin be surprisingly smooth
- Platinum 3776 Ultra Extra Fine, which is the thinnest nib I’ve ever used, and is smooth considering how thin it writes
|Platinum 3776 fine nib writing comparison to TWSBI and Lamy extra-fine nibs, done on Rhodia 80g dot pad paper with Noodler’s Black.|
|Platinum 3776 Black Century, available in extra-fine, soft fine, fine, medium, and broad.|
One thing to note, Platinum has released the next 3776 limited edition pen, the Shoji with a soft-fine nib like you see here. There won’t be an extra-fine on it, unfortunately, but you’ll see it in soft-fine, fine, medium, and broad. This pen is yet another that warrants its own video, but it’s worth mentioning here since it’s the same body style and nibs that I use in the video.
|Platinum 3776 Century ‘Shoji’ Limited Edition, available in soft-fine, fine, medium, and broad.|
I’m very eager to see what the extra-fine nib aficionados think of these nibs once they get them in their hands, I for one am impressed. I’d love to hear what you think, let me know in the comments!