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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Platinum 3776 Century: Quick Look



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. 

Colors/finishes available:

Black:
(gold and rhodium trim)




Black Diamond:
(translucent black with rhodium trim)




Bourgogne: 




Chartres Blue:
(rhodium and gold trim)




Nice:
(demonstrator with rose gold trim)




Nice Pur:
(demonstrator with rhodium trim)




Limited Editions:
(Yamanaka, currently the 4th of a set of 5 LE pens)



In hand: 
  • Mid-large pen
  • Very comfortable, very well-rounded
  • Grip is comfortable, noticeable step if you hold far back
  • Nice details and appointments

Weight:
Balance/Feel:
  • posted- very well-balanced, really sits in the hand
  • unposted- also very well-balanced! 
Nib Options (options vary based on color):
  • 14k gold, relatively stiff nibs with a noticeable amount of feedback
  • Ultra-extra fine
  • Extra-fine
  • Fine
  • Medium
  • Broad
  • Soft-fine
  • Soft-medium
  • 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

Cap:
  • Screw-cap, push to post
  • Posts very securely
  • Slip-n-seal technology, Platinum touts will keep nib wet for up to 2 years
Filling Mechanism:
  • Proprietary cartridge/converter (included)
  • Available in gold or rhodium color separately
Price:
  • $176-216 depending on finish/nib choice
Photo of a Platinum 3776. Showcasing its nib sizes and color options.


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!

Write On,
Brian Goulet


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