Platinum # 3776 Century Maki E Ginga (Galaxy) fountain pen
Item no: PL-PNB-70000C#56-EF
The barrel and cap of this Platinum #3776 Century Galaxy are carefully sprinkled with tiny pieces of "ao-gai" (blue mother-of-pearl seashells). This finish can also be found on brands such as Namiki and Nakaya, illustrating the stars in the night sky.
The number 3776 refers to the height of Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan. Platinum produced the first #3776 models in 1978, this model became one of the most important cornerstones of this Japanese stationery manufacturer.
The model evolved over the years and recently the addition "Century" was added to the name #3776. Platinum has been around since 1919 and it is perhaps for this reason that this additive was chosen in the run-up to its 100th anniversary.
The Platinum #3776 Century models are simple and classically designed. One point is fundamentally innovative with these Platinum #3776 Century models and that is the way in which the pin closes. Platinum calls it their "Slip & Seal" mechanism. What this means is that the inner cap is freely rotating and resiliently placed in the cap sleeve. There is a rough edge around the ink guide and nib on the front side of the shell, which is where the resilient inner cap closes. In addition, this inner cap fits closely around the nib. This combination ensures that the pen hardly dries out.
Platinum claims that the pen, filled with ink, can be stored for a long time without drying out, we are not talking about weeks, but about a period of no less than a year! An additional advantage is that the pen also behaves leak-free in a pressurized cabin (aircraft).
The pen can be filled with cartridges (Platinum) or with a converter. An additional advantage of the "Slip & Seal" mechanism is that it makes it possible to use more heavily pigmented inks. Platinum supplies these types of inks, which are waterproof and lightfast. Platinum guarantees that it is safe to use these pigmented inks in Platinum pens with the "Slip & Seal" mechanism. These types of inks are generally risky in regular fountain pens unless the pen is cleaned after each use.
The 14 kt gold nibs are manufactured in-house, they are the same ones used in the renowned Nakaya Urushi pens.
The pen comes in a wooden gift box.
Nib: 14 krt. gold