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)
(rhodium and gold trim)
(demonstrator with rose gold trim)
- 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!
Nib Options (options vary based on color):
- 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
For more details and up-to-date specs as well as to see any current limited editions on the Platinum #3776, be sure to check it out on GouletPens.com. Let me know what you think in the comments below!