Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies



Registration on the Fountain Pen Network

Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.

Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team






Photo

Platinum 3776 Maki-E

platinum maki-e 3776

  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 NotAWiz4rd

NotAWiz4rd

    Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 78 posts
  • Location:Braunschweig, Germany
  • Flag:

Posted 29 March 2019 - 18:49

I'm currently eyeing a Platinum 3776 Century Maki-e Sansui.

I wasn't able to find a lot of reviews or info on this pen.

Does anyone here have experience with the pen? Is it worth the extra money over the Platinum Kanazawa? How does the artwork hold up over several years of use?

Are there any specific reasons (except design) to choose the Platinum over the Sailor/Pilot equivalents (or the other way around)?



Sponsored Content

#2 Iur

Iur

    Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 68 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:46

I cannot help you in this issue other than bumping your post for visibility.

It is very likely that someone out there has that pen in their collection.

#3 77kath

77kath

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 226 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 02 May 2019 - 11:53

I have a newish one and a relatively old one. The art work on the old one is still fresh and crisp. The nib still writes well, although I left ink in the pen for several years and the nib corroded a little. I also have a Sailor maki-i (see avatar) for which I paid many times the price of the Platinums. I have to admit I like all three brands, but the Platinum maki-i is good value for the price. I can post pictures later if you like.

Edited by 77kath, 02 May 2019 - 11:54.


#4 77kath

77kath

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 226 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:45

Here are the photos. Newer one is the black one.

Attached Images

  • A9C46A48-9A93-45E0-8FFA-ACBD7880DB86.jpeg


#5 jar

jar

    A Vintage Pen has to be older than me.

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 26,156 posts
  • Location:From Deep South Texas
  • Flag:

Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:59

I have a Platinum Sansui and it's a nice introduction to Maki-e.


My Sister's website :  Rose Hill Studios

My Website


#6 NotAWiz4rd

NotAWiz4rd

    Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 78 posts
  • Location:Braunschweig, Germany
  • Flag:

Posted 03 May 2019 - 20:16

@77kath Thank you very much for the image and the words about your pen.

 

@jar Thank you for the feedback



#7 mke

mke

    Read my lips: No more (pens/inks/paper)

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,464 posts
  • Location:Touchdown town in the north-east of Tokyo

Posted 04 May 2019 - 00:06

> Platinum 3776 Century Maki-e Sansui. Is it worth the extra money over the Platinum Kanazawa?

 

You would better compare with a normal pen. Is a screen-printed design worth 140 Euro to you?



#8 Iur

Iur

    Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 68 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 04 May 2019 - 00:26

From what I could gather at Platinum's website, the range wherein the Sansui is included has urushi maki-e (official designation is PTL-30000B).

 

Platinum Kanazawa (official designation is PTL-15000H) has gold leaf and also urushi coating. The latter seems to be a different thing when compared to urushi maki-e, but I might be mixing things up as it is quite the late night here already.

It is important to notice that the silk screen printing seems to exist only on the lower PTL-12000M. I found no mention on the brand's website concerning the usage of that method on the15000H.

 

In addition, while the Sansui is a full 3376 Century, the Kanazawa is a 'Standard' model in the Platinum range which does not benefit from the Slip and Seal tech and is simple snap cap, as opposed to the 3376 Century's (who has the tech and a screw cap). Plus, the Sansui is 14k gold as opposed to a 18k gold in the 15000H.

Please kindly consult the links provided below.

 

For the 15000H: https://www.platinum...tain_vicoh.html

 

For the PTL-30000B: https://www.platinum...tain_makie.html

 

IMHO, it seems at first sight that the Sansui is worthy of the price tag when it comes to aesthetics + 'exclusivity', for lack of a better word. 


Edited by Iur, 04 May 2019 - 00:41.






Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: platinum, maki-e, 3776



Sponsored Content




|