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Platinum #3776 Yakusugi


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#1 Pen2009

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:26

I have not pulled the trigger to make any of my current wooden pen collection as a daily writer (yet) as I appreciate the look, smell and texture of the pens. But, I have to admit I am itching to make one of them as my daily writers.

Introducing Platinum Yakusugi.
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Presentation is a typical Platinum affair, which is just right amount of good sense without going overboard. A kimono pouch is a nice touch and will enhance the traditional Japanese look of this pen. Platinum included the wood chips from Yakusugi to deliver the aroma of Yakusugi to the owner. I like this type of details. A little thing goes a long way.
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Based on #3776, the size is just right. I don't post pens (except for Pilot m90, which needs to be capped). The pens feels just right in terms of weight and balance. The texture of the wood is nice. The supply of Yakusugi is tighly controllled by Japan's environmental agency, which increase my appreciation toward this pen.
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Nib. Platinum's F nib. Smooth. And very fine lines, without getting toothy. I feel lucky all of my current Platinum nibs are all winners. I hope my luck does not run out when I purchase another Platinum. The pen passed my mandatory dip test.
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As the pen body / cap are made of natural material Yakusugi, I hesitate to make this a daily writer as I don't want to tarnish it with my hand. Even though I wash my hands to the OCD level, natural materials will certainly get affected by repeated usages of human hands. Again, I might just let it be and say to myself that life is too short and my pens will outlast me and make it a daily writer.

Edited by Pen2009, 25 March 2012 - 06:13.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:49

How much was it, if I may ask :-D
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:27

Thanks for reviwing this beautiful pen.

I think the Yakusugi wood has been treated with some resin for durable handling as per their Japanese Website:

特殊樹脂を含浸させて仕上げました。
Was impregnated with a special resin finish


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#4 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:51

very nice pen :thumbup: thanks for sharing
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 13:08

Beautiful pen. How heavy is the pen?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 13:16

Beautiful pen. How heavy is the pen?

approx 24gms.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 13:39

Beautiful pen. How heavy is the pen?

approx 24gms.

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Thanks Hari, much lighter than I thought.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 13:49

Nice, thanks for sharing. Can't say about the finish of this pen, but patina from use is prized the world over, especially in Japan. So, use it happily often!

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:46

Hello

 

while researching for more information on the yakusugi cedar I have found the following on wikipedia:

 

In general, the Japanese cedar lives for about 500 years, but yakusugi trees live much longer. They grow on less nutritious granitesoil slowly and have a very tight grain. The wood contains a lot of resin due to Yakushima's high rainfall and high humidity, making it resistant to rotting. As a result, these trees tend to have longer lives, and many larger trees have survived for more than 2,000 years. Famous examples include the Jōmon SugiKigen-sugi and Wilson stump.

 

needless to say this brings the material of the pen to a completely new dimension.

 

Its a nice solid writer much like its 3776 relatives. I have never had any issues with any of the other platinum pens I owe.








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