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The Platinum #3776 Century Review (Bourgogne)

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

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#41 bone215

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 21:16

Sakshi,

Drone's post above states,     The 3776C F nib provides more options, but is still quite fine    True! 

 

The F nib on my Chartres Blue is just a tad finer than the Sailor 1911s F nib.  Not by much, but it is a well defined thin line.

I think the Platinum Fine is around 0.28mm to 0.29mm=that is just my guess from using some Platinums.  The Preppy fine is 0.3 and my Chartres is a finer line than the preppy.

 

So far the pen likes any ink I use and only on the worst papers does the fine nib require a very light touch.

I have had the pen for a year now and it has been flawless.

 

If need be, PM me your address and I will write you a little letter and mail it to you. This way you can see for yourself.

 

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#42 Anders23

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 06:05

Is the nib remarkable from pilot 14 carat nibs? the platinum 3776 seem like a good value pen. personally I like the wine red color.

Thanks for your advice.

 

Andy



#43 Budzynski

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:07

Is the nib remarkable from pilot 14 carat nibs? the platinum 3776 seem like a good value pen. personally I like the wine red color.

Thanks for your advice.

 

Andy

I don't know what do you mean by remarkable? It is bigger than Pilot's no. 5 nib and similar in size to no. 10 but a bit wider. It is very still though, unlike Pilot nibs. I hope that helps. 



#44 Drone

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 12:18

Is the nib remarkable from pilot 14 carat nibs? the platinum 3776 seem like a good value pen. personally I like the wine red color.

Thanks for your advice.

 

Andy

 

Hi Andy, Welcome to the Fountain Pen Network :W2FPN:

 

IMO The Platinum 3776 Century nibs are much stiffer than the Pilot Custom Heritage nibs. The stiffness of the 3776C nibs has a lot to with their shape. Out of the box I have found that Platinum 3776C nibs usually require at-least minor adjustments (tine-alignment usually) to get them writing as they should. However, that is often not the case out of the box with the Pilot CH nibs. The 3776C is a fairly small pen. The closest Pilot CH pen in size to the 3776C is probably the Pilot Custom Heritage 912 which comes with a Pilot proprietary-size #10 rhodium-plated 14K nib. All-said, there's really nothing wrong with the Platinum 3776 Century pens at all, provided you pay no more than $60-$75 for a new one (hint: buy direct from Japan), and you are prepared to make minor nib adjustments out of the box. In the end what you will get is a well-made, reliable and respectable work-horse of a fountain pen.

Enjoy, David

 

P.S., The Bourgogne Red 3776C is my favorite. I have one with an M nib at arms-reach inked and ready-to-go as I type this :)


Edited by Drone, 29 May 2017 - 12:27.


#45 Scribs

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 14:00

Sannidh, I know this review's old, but I had to say how much I love the photos you've taken of the cap, they're great.

 

And I agree with Drone, Pilot's gold nibs have a lot more spring to them than the UEF Platinum 3776 that I have. But I don't mind at all, I find it easier to write quicker without the spring.



#46 Anders23

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 11:02

Thank you for your suggestions and warm welcome. Sorry Budzynski, since English is not very native to me, there may be slight differences. Hope it's acceptable in fpn :)

 

Drone - Thank you for detailed comments. Really appreciate your post. I have a pilot kustom 74 pen, so looking at the platinum 3776.

 

Scribs - Do you think the 3776 nibs will lessen in toughness with writing ?

 

Thanks,
Andy



#47 Scribs

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 11:41

Mine is still relatively new Andy, so I'm not the best person to say. I would be surprised if it does.

 

Perhaps somebody whose 3776 has seen more use can share their experience...



#48 sannidh

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 05:24

Sannidh, I know this review's old, but I had to say how much I love the photos you've taken of the cap, they're great.

 

And I agree with Drone, Pilot's gold nibs have a lot more spring to them than the UEF Platinum 3776 that I have. But I don't mind at all, I find it easier to write quicker without the spring.

 

Thanks Scribs. Glad you like the cap collage :)

Thank you for your suggestions and warm welcome. Sorry Budzynski, since English is not very native to me, there may be slight differences. Hope it's acceptable in fpn :)

 

Drone - Thank you for detailed comments. Really appreciate your post. I have a pilot kustom 74 pen, so looking at the platinum 3776.

 

Scribs - Do you think the 3776 nibs will lessen in toughness with writing ?

 

Thanks,
Andy

 

Don't think so. The 3776 nib behaves quite like a nail even now, and is not as giving as the pilot 14k nibs. You might prefer a S-F/M (soft fine/medium) nibs, which are more giving to pressure. Perhaps other FPNers can help with their experience on this. However you get a larger/wider 14k nib at a lower price compared to pilot :)


Edited by sannidh, 31 May 2017 - 05:28.

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#49 Anders23

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 06:39

thank you for the advice

 

Andy







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