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.
Went 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 😍. 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 «feedback» 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.