The original #3776 series was designed by the late writing expert Haruo Umeda, known as "Mr.Fountain Pen", along with the design team at Platinum Pen Company. Their aim was simple, to create the ideal fountain pen.
The #3776 was made available to the public beginning in 1978. After just six months, over 150,000 pens had been sold and its popularity has been maintained ever since. #3776 expresses the height in meters of Mt. Fuji, the highest and most beautiful peak in Japan.
The model presented here is a Platinum 3776, the Japanese company's flagship model, with a Tortoise patterned celluloid body.
Celluloid, one of the earliest thermo plastics, is becoming an extinct base material for pen making - regretfully as it has beautiful density, shine, weight and of course features the most vibrant and sometimes psychedelic patterns. Today it is used only in a handful of industries including luxury spectacle making. The production of celluloid in Japan has nearly now entirely stopped - making this model harder and harder to get ahold of and made in very small quantities by Platinum.
On the writing front, this pen features a 14k gold nib. Whereas nearly all pen makers worldwide subcontract their nibs to specialist factories - the Japanese - namely Pilot, Sailor and Platinum produce theirs in house making truly amazing nibs of great smoothness and weightless feel. When choosing the nib size, please bear in mind Japanese nibs run on the finer side in comparison to European ones.
Nib Material: 14K Gold
Nib Color: Yellow Gold
Filling System: Cartridge/Converter
Compatible Refills: Bottle, Platinum Cartridge
Ink Cartridge Capacity: 1.2mL
Ink Converter Capacity: 0.5mL
Body Color: Brown, Black
Material: Celluloid Acetate
Cap Type: Threaded
Retractable Nib: No
Weight - Capped: 22.5g
Weight - Uncapped: 12.1g
Length - Capped: 139.8mm
Length - Uncapped: 119.8mm
Length - Posted: 154.1mm
Diameter - Cap (w/ clip): 17.4mm
Diameter - Cap (w/o clip): 15.5mm
Diameter - Body: 13.3mm
Diameter - Grip: 10.2-10.9mm