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Platinum will release new 3776 named Motosu. Its cap has perfect airtightness.

Motosu is one of five lakes at the foot of Mt. Fuji and its transparency is the most outstanding

among the five lakes. Of course 3776 is the height of Mt.Fuji.

 

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Looks really nice! I wonder how we are actually going to purchase this...

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that is one hot pen! :puddle:

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I tried contacting the local pen sellers, but they said all of the pens are fully booked and reserved.

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I hope they introduce this new cap into their regular lineup. Anyone know how it works? From the photos, it looks like the inner cap is spring loaded and creates a vacuum by venting air out the top of the cap (probably a one-way valve there to keep air from flowing back in). Pretty cool.

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really nice looking pen! Thanks for letting us know rokurinpapa. I hope you can get one soon and do a review on it

 

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From what i understand, the motosu is going to be a prelude to another new pen, the Century. The Motosu will be limited to 2011 pieces, and will be released in July. The Century should be a normal production pen, that will probably have the new slip and seal mechanism too, and this will be out in Sept.

 

I really like the motosu look but not sure if i should be forking out for a limited ed... maybe i should just go for the Century instead?

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From what i understand, the motosu is going to be a prelude to another new pen, the Century. The Motosu will be limited to 2011 pieces, and will be released in July. The Century should be a normal production pen, that will probably have the new slip and seal mechanism too, and this will be out in Sept.

 

I really like the motosu look but not sure if i should be forking out for a limited ed... maybe i should just go for the Century instead?

 

Yep, it just arrived in the US this week. Very cool looking! We'll have some next week! :thumbup:

 

I don't know how much the regular Century will be (or if it will have a gold nib like this, or steel like some of the other 3776's), but I do know this LE Motosu demonstrator will list for $250, with choice of fine, medium, or broad 14K nib.

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With the Plasir (sp?) and this pen I think Platinum are addressing an issue which causes many people to find fountain pens impractical. Most people don't write very much anymore. It's not a given that a pen will be picked up and used every day. It doesn't take many days unused for many pens to have a startup issue.

 

If it works, way to go Platinum!

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I will go to Itoya in Ginza, Tokyo and have one today. I will show you some pictures after that.

 

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Take a look at this image of the old section, taken from the review by hsianloon:

 

post-49366-0-31823300-1297807253.jpg

 

Compare it with the image from Platinum's page about the Motosu:

 

http://www.platinum-pen.co.jp/img/motosu_16-2.jpg

 

They appear to have changed the shape of the section so that the inner cap will be wedged against the section, rather than butting up flat aginst it. Rokurinpapa san, I'd be interested to know how the inner cap mates with the section, as I think that's where the clever bit really lies.

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Some pictures.

 

Regarding the new hermetic cap seal system of 3776 MOTOSU,

when the grip section comes into contact with the inner cap, the cap

moves together with the grip section.

The new nib is also developped to improve the inkflow.

It is disappointing that the converter remains as before, so the gold

of the converter does not match with the silver of MOTOSU.

 

I may post the review of this pen in the future.

 

rokurinpapa

 

http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad123/rokurinpapa/Platinum%203776%20Motosu/P1030540.jpg

 

 

http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad123/rokurinpapa/Platinum%203776%20Motosu/P1030538.jpg

 

http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad123/rokurinpapa/Platinum%203776%20Motosu/P1030541.jpg

 

http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad123/rokurinpapa/Platinum%203776%20Motosu/P1030543.jpg

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Thanks for the excellent pictures Rokurinpapa. The feeder also looks like a new design as compared to the usual 3776 plastic feeder.

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Thanks Rokurinpapa-san. The second image shows what's going on well enough: it should give a pretty good seal when new. Interesting system: it works on a similar principle to Australian milkbottles. They don't have the spring, but they do have the wedge shape to greate a plastic on plastic seal.

 

Edit to ask: what's that grey metallic looking thing visible in the section in the last photo?

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Edit to ask: what's that grey metallic looking thing visible in the section in the last photo?

 

It is a half- cylindrical hollow of the feeder.

 

rokurinpapa

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And a trick of the light. Thanks, Rokurinpapa san. I look forward to reading your review, once you've given the pen a bit of a work-out.

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That little springy plastic cap looks similar to what they use in the Preppy's.

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