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PostSubject: Platinum 3776 Century Chartres Blue Broad   Fri May 18, 2018 2:53 pm

I love these pens. I donít like what the USA MSRP is...$220 !

I currently have a Burgoyne and a Black. One is a soft fine, the other a medium. I recently found an outlet in Japan offering the Chartres Blue pen with 14K Broad nib for SEVENTY BUCKS! Okay. The street price in the USA is $150 - $165.

Below see order from eBay and glam photo.

Thinking about using one of the Organics Studio Blue inks that sheen like crazy. Maybe Nitrogen, Walden or Emerson. See sample below.







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PostSubject: Re: Platinum 3776 Century Chartres Blue Broad   Sun May 20, 2018 12:52 am

Pen finally came in today. Gorgeous. Washed it out with the obligatory few drops of Dawn dish soap in a cup of warm water, rinsed it with clear & dried it well with a clean paper towel. Inked it up and sat down for a trial.

Now Platinum pens are KNOWN for having a fair bit of feedback. The nibs are designed that way. On purpose. But the nib on this pen is like glass. Quite a surprise...but fine with me. Itís actually smoother than any Sailor pen I have. And those are known for being super smooth. How nice.

The Platinum nib on this one is a Broad...but being a Japanese nib it is very much like a Western Medium. Very nice and with a good flow.

The only glitch is that Platinum uses proprietary cartridges and converters. But I recently discovered they also make an adaptor that allows the use of International Standard items. See below...




If I named my pens, this one would be ĎLouisí. For, as Rick said to Capt. Renard at the end of Casablanca...ĒLouis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

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