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12 hours ago, A Smug Dill said:

Don't overlook Sailor, though. Out of the Japanese ‘Big Three’ fountain pen brands (i.e. Pilot, Platinum, and Sailor), I like Sailor's nibs the most, although the incessant stream of ‘limited edition’ or ‘exclusive’ colourways it churns out season after season is cynical and got boring fast.

The reason why I didn't think about Sailor in the first place is that I liked a girl who used Sailor 四季織  when I was in junior high school, and that experience was not very good, and I will avoid Sailor when I mention it for a while(But I think I'll think about it later😄

In China most people will call “Three golden pens for entry-level in Japan” for Pilot 74,Platinum 3776 and Sailor 14K

12 hours ago, A Smug Dill said:

The Platinum #3776 Century's next biggest selling point, I suppose, is that it offers UEF (Ultra Extra Fine) nibs at no extra charge on the entry-level models, and they're pretty damn fine.

I'm sorry I hadn't thought about these things before(I always use about 0.5mm nib)

The Platinum 3776 has a hard writing feel , a larger nib and has a very nice blue color, which is what attracted me to it .

Thank you very much for your reply.

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8 minutes ago, jw20147 said:

The Platinum 3776 has a hard writing feel , a larger nib and has a very nice blue color, which is what attracted me to it .

 

The translucent Chartres Blue colour is nice, although (in my opinion) Platinum's resins used in the entry-level #3776 Century models somehow feel cheaper than that in the Pilot Custom 91 and Sailor Professional Gear Slim; and I find the bit of a step-down from barrel to gripping section on the #3776 a little more noticeable and sometimes annoying to my hand. The (higher-end) #3776 models that don't have that step-down unfortunately also don't have the same admirable cap sealing effectiveness; they are not fitted with the Slip & Seal feature, and somehow they perform significantly worse in that regard than Pilot and Sailor pens that don't have that feature. Whereas the feel-of-the-plastic issue is circumvented in the #3776 Century Kanazawa-haku models.

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8 minutes ago, A Smug Dill said:

although (in my opinion) Platinum's resins used in the entry-level #3776 Century models somehow feel cheaper than that in the Pilot Custom 91 and Sailor Professional Gear Slim;

Good afternoon

Its plastic does seem to scratch more easily than the other two, and it's more visible because it's transparent.

12 minutes ago, A Smug Dill said:

and I find the bit of a step-down from barrel to gripping section on the #3776 a little more noticeable and sometimes annoying to my hand

Sorry I didn't understand the meaning of "step-down",Do you mean the fingers are too short to hold?

 

14 minutes ago, A Smug Dill said:

Whereas the feel-of-the-plastic issue is circumvented in the #3776 Century Kanazawa-haku models.

I think so too, but #3776 costs less than 500RMB in China, it might be cheaper when discounted, and #3776 Century Kanazawa-haku costs 2200RMB, so I would think #3776 Century Kanazawa-haku is an upgrade from #3776 products, even though their nibs may be the same

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1 hour ago, jw20147 said:

Sorry I didn't understand the meaning of "step-down",Do you mean the fingers are too short to hold?

 

No; I meant abrupt reduction in cross-sectional diameter.

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3 hours ago, A Smug Dill said:

I meant abrupt reduction in cross-sectional diameter

I understand, thanks for explaining. It's really annoying to a certain extent.

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On 5/13/2022 at 1:20 PM, A Smug Dill said:

No; I meant abrupt reduction in cross-sectional diameter

Yesterday I was learning English and realized that my previous reply was ambiguous and slightly rude.

Maybe I should change it to "Thank you for the explanation, this question of #3776 may be more difficult to accept" would be better

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2 hours ago, jw20147 said:

Yesterday I was learning English and realized that my previous reply was ambiguous and slightly rude.

 

It was perfectly alright. Please don't worry about it.

 

2 hours ago, jw20147 said:

Maybe I should change it to "Thank you for the explanation, this question of #3776 may be more difficult to accept" would be better

 

I take it you meant to use the word for 問題 there. In the context, it would be better put as ‘problem’ instead of ‘question’. 

 

As for ‘annoying’, were you thinking of describing it as 惱人? If so, ‘irksome’ is another apt translation. ‘Annoying’ has the connotation of the object playing more of an active part, perhaps in an unsolicited manner, in arousing the negative sentiment; ‘irksome’ is slightly more passive, with the person taking more initiative to interact with the object, but who then finds the experience disagreeable.

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On 5/16/2022 at 10:33 AM, A Smug Dill said:

As for ‘annoying’, were you thinking of describing it as 惱人? If so, ‘irksome’ is another apt translation. ‘Annoying’ has the connotation of the object playing more of an active part, perhaps in an unsolicited manner, in arousing the negative sentiment; ‘irksome’ is slightly more passive, with the person taking more initiative to interact with the object, but who then finds the experience disagreeable.

Yes, that's what I wanted to say, thanks for the explanation, I think I'll put the difference between them in my notebook;)

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