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Platinum #3776 The Galaxy Ptb-70000C


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#1 Pen2009

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 15:05

This Platinum urushi makie series pen is called Ginga (in Japanese) or Galaxy. It is very difficult to take pictures which properly capture its beauty.

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The raden pattern is very beautiful and the overall size of the pen is just right. The snap on cap keeps the pen's barrel smooth without threads. I think the raden work is lacquered with urushi. It has a nice feel to it, compared to regular resin surface.

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The nib is the 18 K medium nib. This nib is very smooth as I expect from Platinum. Platinum's F is very fine and I feel its F nibs exhibit some feedback (not scratchy; but, noticeable feedback). I only dip-tested this nib and I am pleased to say this nib passed it with flying colors.

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The filling system is a cartridge / converter set up. No surprise there. The gold-color trim converter seems to hold more ink than Pilot's CON50, by eyeballing it.

The pen's weight is toward the light side of the scale. The overall feel is the pen is at the right weight, as most of non-metal bodied #3776 pens are.

I am not planning to use this pen outside my home as I don't want to risk scratches or other kinds of damages. I already have lower priced pens I can take with me at work or anywhere outside of home.

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My collection: 149 EF/F/B/OBB, Collodi B/Twain F/Mann F, 146 M, Silver Barley F, M1000/M800 B'o'B/M800 Tortoise/Sahara/415 BT/215/205 Blue Demo, Optima Demo Red M/88 EF & Italic/Europa, Emotica, 2K/Safaris/Al-Stars/Vista, Edson DB/Carene BS, Pilot 845/823/742/743/Silvern/M90/Makies, Sailor Profit Realo M/KOP Makies/Profit Makies/Profit 21 Naginata MF&M/KOP/KOP Mosaiques/Sterling Silvers,Platinum #3776 Celluloids/Izumos/Wood pens/Sterling Silvers,YoL Grand Victorian, and more (I lost counting)

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#2 nicholasyeo

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 15:47

This is an absolutely beautiful pen. I was targeting one on eBay but then the bidding got to the point
where I could get it from a special supplier from Japan lower. So I decided not to buy it off eBay. But
the bottom line is - I want one of these because it is a great value Maki-e. I'm still debating on it over
getting one of those very nice Nakaya Urushi models, which are simpler... :bunny01:

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 22:07

Wow, wonderful, thanks for sharing.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:27

I think you did a nice job with the photos.

I have the same pen, with the music nib. I agree, there's something about the surface. I find myself rubbing it absentmindedly when I'm pausing from writing, it is a nice size, well balanced and very comfortable in the hand.

I'm not sure about the urushi either. There's no mention of urushi on John Mottishaw's website, but the luxury brand platinum pens website has this pen listed under the maki-e section and that section says the maki-e pens are made with urushi.

Enjoy your pen, mine is a daily user and travels in my pen pouch to the office and everywhere I go.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:28

I think you did a nice job with the photos.

I have the same pen, with the music nib. I agree, there's something about the surface. I find myself rubbing it absentmindedly when I'm pausing from writing, it is a nice size, well balanced and very comfortable in the hand.

I'm not sure about the urushi either. There's no mention of urushi on John Mottishaw's website, but the luxury brand platinum pens website has this pen listed under the maki-e section and that section says the maki-e pens are made with urushi.

Enjoy your pen, mine is a daily user and travels in my pen pouch to the office and everywhere I go.

How is your pen holding up as a daily writer? I am being too protective of my maki-e pens because their finish seems more delicate than the monotone bare resin pens.
My collection: 149 EF/F/B/OBB, Collodi B/Twain F/Mann F, 146 M, Silver Barley F, M1000/M800 B'o'B/M800 Tortoise/Sahara/415 BT/215/205 Blue Demo, Optima Demo Red M/88 EF & Italic/Europa, Emotica, 2K/Safaris/Al-Stars/Vista, Edson DB/Carene BS, Pilot 845/823/742/743/Silvern/M90/Makies, Sailor Profit Realo M/KOP Makies/Profit Makies/Profit 21 Naginata MF&M/KOP/KOP Mosaiques/Sterling Silvers,Platinum #3776 Celluloids/Izumos/Wood pens/Sterling Silvers,YoL Grand Victorian, and more (I lost counting)

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:12

I think you did a nice job with the photos.

I have the same pen, with the music nib. I agree, there's something about the surface. I find myself rubbing it absentmindedly when I'm pausing from writing, it is a nice size, well balanced and very comfortable in the hand.

I'm not sure about the urushi either. There's no mention of urushi on John Mottishaw's website, but the luxury brand platinum pens website has this pen listed under the maki-e section and that section says the maki-e pens are made with urushi.

Enjoy your pen, mine is a daily user and travels in my pen pouch to the office and everywhere I go.

How is your pen holding up as a daily writer? I am being too protective of my maki-e pens because their finish seems more delicate than the monotone bare resin pens.


It's been only three months but so far, so good. And I do use it every day, although it goes immediately into the pen roll when I'm done writing with it. I think it looks exactly the same as when new. and I really do rub it with my thumb during a pause in writing. Hopefully I dont wear the finish off it!

I dunno, I am perhaps too nonchalant about these things, but i figure things are meant to be used and enjoyed. Most of my writing is done at work, so for me to enjoy the pen, it needs to come to work with me. Hopefully the finish will hold up. If not, I'll think of it as an example of something I think the japanese call wabi-sabi - the effects wrought by use and time are to be honored. I'm perhaps not giving that concept justice...
Not all those who wander are lost. J.R.R.Tolkien

#7 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 22:22

very nice pen :thumbup: thanks for the review
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time






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