Platinum #3776 Century Shiun ST Fountain pen
The fourth edition of the Fuji Shunkei series is the #3776 Century Shiun. Purple clouds, or shiun in Japanese, are believed to be an auspicious sign since ancient time. These clouds of good fortune appear around Mount Fuji, which has been worshiped by people over the centuries, painting the entire area with purple colors. Such a magnipcent view, filled with supreme joy as if it heralded the beginning of a new era, is expressed in the new fountain pen.The intricate pattern on the body depicting a layer of thin clouds is created through a detailed facet cutting. It produces depth and refraction of light that reproduce the image of the beams of light extending from clouds, as if they were shining down from heaven onto the earth. A part that resembles Mount Fuji is placed at the top of the pen, expressing the mountain enveloped in purple colors. The cap ring is decorated with elaborate three dimensional letters. The new fountain pen is marketed worldwide in a limited number of 3,776, which is the height in meters of Mt. Fuji. Each pen comes with an engraved serial number.
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. #3776 expresses the height in meters of Mt. Fuji, the highest and most beautiful peak in Japan.
The innovative cap contains a unique “Slip & Seal” mechanism that prevents ink from drying out in the pen. Meanwhile, a newly redesigned nib and feed regulate the ink flow. Founded in 1919, Platinum Pens is now nearing a full century of achievement. The #3776 “Century” celebrates this approaching anniversary and continues Platinum Pens’ tradition of technological innovation. With Platinum Pens, the pleasure of writing and the use of fine writing instruments will always be evolving.
The fountain pen has a 14kt gold nib and uses the Platinum converter or ink cartridges, but with the special Ink Cartridge Adapter it is also possible to use the Standard International ink cartridges.
In 1919, Shunichi Nakata, started his fountain pen business that would later be known as “Platinum Fountain Pen Co.”. The Japanese brand is closely related to the legendary Nakaya fountain pen brand, where some of the finest fountain pens in the world are created. This expertise also goes into Platinum's own line of fine writing instruments.
|Writing system||Fountain pen|
|Nib width||Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad,|
|Nib content||14kt Gold|