#3776

dsc_1290Platinum #3776 Century is a very popular pen amongst fountain pen aficionados.

The more I read and looked at them in the forums, the more tempted I got. Not only because its breather hole is heart-shaped LOL.

For quite some time I debated with myself … watched more videos, read more blogs about it. For a while I had decided against it.

Then a friend here in town had bought one I got to try out in real life! Even though his had a fine nib, I sensed right away this was for me.

dsc_1297Went straight to Amazon when I got back and started looking for medium-nibbed 3776. I wanted a blue one with chrome — not gold — trimmings. Found one in a stationery store in Kobe, Japan. The price was alright but the estimated delivery time was amazing. I went for that one. Turned out to be a very pleasant customer experience. First off, they wrote me a personal email when I’d placed the order. On top of that it arrived even one day ahead of the estimated date! I got it on February 14 … St. Valentine’s Day ­čśŹ. Five or six days from Japan to Canada — that’s really something! Free shipping with tracking included.

The writing experience is … something else! I already own a few high-end pens with nibs that are buttery smooth. They glide over the paper in a way you can hardly feel you’re actually writing. I’ve often seen the word ┬źfeedback┬╗ being used in regards to nibs, but never fully understood what it meant. Now I do! This nib is smooth … very much so … but you can still feel you’re moving the pen across the paper. Not until now I’ve realised this is for me — it suits me perfectly. I had never experienced this before so I couldn’t have known.

This is a solid 14K, rhodium coated gold nib and it supposedly has a certain flex to it and I’d be able to get line variation. Now … as I’m left handed it doesn’t work to write that way. I get the thicker line in the wrong place so to speak, since we push the pen where right handed people pull. Doesn’t matter, I didn’t buy it for that purpose anyway.

The name, #3776 is the height of Mt. Fuji in metres.

If there’s any downside of this pen it would be it might take over totally from all the others.

 

 

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11 thoughts on “#3776”

  1. They’re addictive, aren’t they? I’m waiting on my third 3776 to arrive. I always describe the “feedback” as a bit like a pencil ÔÇö no resistance, but a bit of a sound. You were lucky to get the blue with rhodium trim!

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    1. They are, indeed! And now I understand the ‘feedback word’ … even on Tomoe River paper, I get it and I like it!

      Took a bit of searching in Amazon, since I was determined to get a medium nib, but finally found it. Happy ­čÖé

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      1. This M nib … is good. I find it just a WEE bit finer than an M nib on a Pilot … and I’m pleased with that.

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