Is Platinum 3776 a good pen?

The Platinum 3776 fountain pen is a great pen to write with and isn’t that what it is really all about. The nib is very smooth and the cap keeps the ink fresh and ready to use. The pen looks great with it’s classic cigar shape design. Overall the Platinum 3776 is a great pen and one of my favorite pens to use.

Is platinum a good pen brand?

Platinum has been making fine writing instruments of over 90 years. Founded in since 1919 by Shunichi Nakata, this Japanese pen company is well respected for their fine nibs and maki-e art pens.

Where is Platinum 3776 made?

Take a look at the ring around the base of the cap. It reads, “#3776 PLATINUM – MADE IN JAPAN.” There’s another logo and symbol in there, but the overall effect of the printing and text is very nice. I enjoy the little gold rings on the cap and body, too.

Are platinum nibs scratchy?

The Platinum nib are not scratchy, they just give you more of a feeling for the paper than some of their competition. This comes at the expense of some added friction. Platinum’s higher-end fountain pens mostly use 14K gold nibs.

Is Platinum 3776 a wet writer?

The nibs are perfect. They’re not too wet, not too dry, not too smooth, not too toothy. They’re also gorgeous: full size (you know, #6 not #5), with heart-shaped breather holes and the outline of Mount Fuji stamped on them. You did know that the name 3776 refers to the height of Fuji in metres, didn’t you?

How long can a fountain pen last?

Properly maintained, a fountain pen will last for decades. It will still be usable long after you or I are dead. I have pens which are 80 and 90 years old that work perfectly.

Is it OK to leave ink in a fountain pen?

Although the majority of modern fountain pens should be fine with their ink being left in them for a week or two without the ink drying out, some can dry out in a matter of days even when kept in optimal conditions.

Why fountain pens are not allowed in Aeroplanes?

People are often advised not to carry fountain pens while travelling by air because when aeroplane ascends or descends, the pressure changes which affect the pressure inside the pen. These fluctuation of air pressure can cause leakage in fountain pens.