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The Platinum #3776 Century Review (Bourgogne)

platinu#3776 century slip&seal 3776 bourgogne 14k medium

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#21 amk

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 15:24

Nice review. Your comments on the depth and intensity of the colour are spot on. My other coloured demonstrators (eg the Pelikan M200 blue) look pale and dingy compared to my Chartres and Bourgogne.

 

Like several other contributors I found some of the 3776 nibs can be a bit too scratchy out of the box and the micromesh and brown paper bag have been used on most of mine. I've also found a couple of the 3776s in my possession wrote a little too dry for my taste - however I should say I got them second hand, so that may be down to previous owners' use/tastes.


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 05:55

Nice! I have the solid black version of this pen in a few nib widths. My fav by far is the cosu and the music, but I enjoy the F and B as well. Very reliable pens. All the best, Hari

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GREAT review, soniknitr!!! :)

My 3776 arrived last week.....mine came with the EF nib.....

Haven't had time to ink it up......looking forward to spending some time this weekend testing it out with Sailor Nano Black (kiwa-guru)....

 

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:27

Nice review. Your comments on the depth and intensity of the colour are spot on. My other coloured demonstrators (eg the Pelikan M200 blue) look pale and dingy compared to my Chartres and Bourgogne.

 

Like several other contributors I found some of the 3776 nibs can be a bit too scratchy out of the box and the micromesh and brown paper bag have been used on most of mine. I've also found a couple of the 3776s in my possession wrote a little too dry for my taste - however I should say I got them second hand, so that may be down to previous owners' use/tastes.

 

Share the same feeling on depth/intensity of blue & red colours these pens. I feel the quality (resistance to scratch) of pelikan demos are better.but the #3776 series is a good VFM option, provided the nib issues are settled at home with some micro-mesh or brown paper bag like you did..

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 13:31

Nothing to ask.. Review covers it all.. Also i will be buying the same in music nib.. Will be sharing my review of the that...

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 13:51

This is my favorite pen to look at. It's like looking out a window; there's just so much to see. I enjoy using it just as much.

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 05:54

Nothing to ask.. Review covers it all.. Also i will be buying the same in music nib.. Will be sharing my review of the that...

 

Thanks Vaibhav..Awaiting your musical review of the same  :rolleyes:

This is my favorite pen to look at. It's like looking out a window; there's just so much to see. I enjoy using it just as much.

 

Truly said, Karen :)


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Posted 13 February 2016 - 23:19

Great review and beautiful pictures.

The pens are more beautiful in your hand than in pictures.


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Posted 15 February 2016 - 11:13

Great review and beautiful pictures.

The pens are more beautiful in your hand than in pictures.

 

Thank you

& yes of course  :)


Edited by soniknitr, 15 February 2016 - 11:13.

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 11:23

 

Thanks Vaibhav..Awaiting your musical review of the same  :rolleyes:

 

 

 its on its way to me...


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Posted 15 February 2016 - 17:56

Must find a way to get my hands on one of these one day. The color is gorgeous.



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Posted 09 March 2016 - 04:54

 its on its way to me...

Arrived ?

 

Must find a way to get my hands on one of these one day. The color is gorgeous.

 

All the very best :)


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Posted 22 November 2016 - 06:40

Nice review. I have been eyeing this pen for about a year. Then a week ago I pulled the trigger on a bourgogne version with a B nib. A year ago a Pelikan M200 Cognac in fine was the winner. Thought I would try something a little different this time around.


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 07:00

Hi, great review. I'm planning on picking up a 3776 in Chartres Blue *drooooool*

 

Just a quick question: What notebooks would you recommend that are readily available in North India and fountain pen friendly? I'm currently using Neelgagan for daily writing and notes, but the blue-ish tint to the paper is very annoying.


Edited by sakshi__reddy, 23 November 2016 - 07:04.


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 12:29

Hi, great review. I'm planning on picking up a 3776 in Chartres Blue *drooooool*

 

Just a quick question: What notebooks would you recommend that are readily available in North India and fountain pen friendly? I'm currently using Neelgagan for daily writing and notes, but the blue-ish tint to the paper is very annoying.

First, welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell.  I have a Chartres Blues with a luscious music nib but can't help with the paper issue.  Keep us posted though.


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Posted 25 November 2016 - 17:09

Nice review. I have been eyeing this pen for about a year. Then a week ago I pulled the trigger on a bourgogne version with a B nib. A year ago a Pelikan M200 Cognac in fine was the winner. Thought I would try something a little different this time around.

 

Wish you the best of times with the #3776, though I love both of them (cognac/3776)

And thank you Brad :)

 

Hi, great review. I'm planning on picking up a 3776 in Chartres Blue *drooooool*

 

Just a quick question: What notebooks would you recommend that are readily available in North India and fountain pen friendly? I'm currently using Neelgagan for daily writing and notes, but the blue-ish tint to the paper is very annoying.

 

All the best! Since some local brands here are quite inconsistent in quality (I have often found a rubberband, nightingale notebook range from fine/non-bleeding to grainy/bleeding with good inks), you can get some notebooks made (spiral bound) from JK cedar paper.

Thank you :)


Edited by sannidh, 25 November 2016 - 17:10.

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 15:39

Great review of a great pen! I picked up the same pen with a broad nib and it wrote great right out of the box. Tines appear slightly out of alignment but nothing a bit of pressure couldn't fix. Really in love with the color of the dark red that shows differently based on lighting.

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 18:20

 

All the best! Since some local brands here are quite inconsistent in quality (I have often found a rubberband, nightingale notebook range from fine/non-bleeding to grainy/bleeding with good inks), you can get some notebooks made (spiral bound) from JK cedar paper.

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Thanks so much! I'l get myself a ream of the 100 gsm cedar :)



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Posted 03 December 2016 - 02:01

 

Wish you the best of times with the #3776, though I love both of them (cognac/3776)

And thank you Brad :)

 

 

All the best! Since some local brands here are quite inconsistent in quality (I have often found a rubberband, nightingale notebook range from fine/non-bleeding to grainy/bleeding with good inks), you can get some notebooks made (spiral bound) from JK cedar paper.

Thank you :)

Ah yes, my M200 Cognac is a daily user most days. My 3776 arrived yesterday (12/1) and got virtually all of the use today. I could easily see this jumping into my top 3-5 pens in terms of use.


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 17:34

Hello everyone! Is there any way I could see an UEF nib in action? I really wanted to see how a full page of writing with the nib looks. I wanted a unique nib width and I really love how fine Sakura's micron .005 is. But if it the nib isn't practical as a daily-ish user, I'll skip it and go for F instead... help and addvice much appreciated!



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Posted 19 December 2016 - 04:58

Hello everyone! Is there any way I could see an UEF nib in action? I really wanted to see how a full page of writing with the nib looks. I wanted a unique nib width and I really love how fine Sakura's micron .005 is. But if it the nib isn't practical as a daily-ish user, I'll skip it and go for F instead... help and addvice much appreciated!

 

Drawing any sort of comparison between an ultra-fine gold fountain pen nib and the fiber point on something like the Sakura Pigma Micro is out of the question in my opinion. They are entirely different writing instruments.

I have a 3776C with an SF nib, not UEF. It is essentially a very fine nail. It works with decent 80g/sm virgin office bond, but it's rather scratchy. I imagine an UEF Platinum nib would require special paper to provide any sort of usable service; perhaps a paper that's filled and polished like Clairfontaine. The UEF nib might be acceptable if you are doing fine line drawings on a known media.

Unless you are willing to restrict yourself to certain types of paper, I would steer clear of the 3776C UEF nib for general purpose use. The 3776C F nib provides more options, but is still quite fine. I have a different 3776C with an M nib that's much more serviceable. It's like a western fine nib. Remember, Japanese nib sizes are one to two sizes finer than western nibs.







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