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Platinum #3776 Century Review

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#41 Selmar

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 22:59

Looking for a recommendation....on a nib selection for the Platinum 3776 Century

 

I have decided to purchase one, but the nib size is the issue.

 

I typically like my Vanishing Point medium nib, Micarta fine point, Metropolitan Medium, Pilot 823 Medium, Faber Castell Ondoro and Ambition Fine..

 

I see that Platinum offers a Soft Fine for the 3776..What are the characteristics of a soft fine?  How does it perform compared to a fine nib?

 

Does that mean that the Soft fine is somewhat of a flex nib?

 

Which size nib would you recommend, which would compare favorably to the nibs that I enjoy as listed above?

 

I also do NOT like scratchy nibs...

 

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

 

Bill

I wonder if you ever bought this pen (Platinum 3776 Century).  I just bought and received mine, a year after your post. I find that the M nib I got is indeed an M nib, not more like an F nib. And it flows like butter, like sunlight. The smoothest flowing pen I've ever used. I wonder how the F nib is.  I don't think a soft F is necessary. I might buy another with an F nib, and use both of them.



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#42 onetwothree

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 02:45

Nice review. This is one of my favorites, even prefer it over pens that cost 2 or 3 times as much. If you shop around you can get this pen for less than 100, less than 90 even if you willing to wait/shop around. One of the cheapest gold nibs you can buy. I got two of these actually, an extra fine and a medium. The medium is a joy to write, minimum feedback (i do admit i like nibs with feedback, but in this case this one has very little feedback but i still love it!) and super super wet! The extra fine is also OK but not as great as the medium, in fact my extra fine as a bit of scratchiness which i'll eventually take care of.

This is a magnificent pen!



#43 Chirographer

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 04:08

I'm glad that this pen can be found for half the price of a year ago.  It is currently my favorite fountain pen.  

 

I bought the Bourgogne color with a Fine nib, and really enjoy the size and weight of this pen.  It writes like the wind on medium quality and high quality paper.  I've never had a hard/dry start with this smooth writing pen.   It can be found in my shirt pocket most days of the week. 


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