Platinum #3776 Century
Sandblasted Briar (Briarshell)
- Nib14K Gold
- Weight25.4 g
- Size146.9 x 15.2 mm
Platinum #3776 Century Briar Shell, PTB-50000BS#65 Briar is a deciduous shr
Platinum #3776 Century Briar Shell, PTB-50000BS#65
Briar is a deciduous shrub from the heath tree family known as Erica arborea of Mediterranean coastal origin. Clumps of the burl from the shrub that are between 25-100 years old (mainly for making pipes) are used for the pens. The material is subjected to a period of sandblasting (shell) before a hard abrasive cleanser is injected at high pressure. When applied to the surface, the relatively soft part of the wood is removed and the grain of the hard part of the wood comes through clearly. It is then wiped with lacquer to tone down the shininess. By doing so, the beauty of the grain begins to stand out with the lacquer increasing the durability of the wood surface. This pen carries a natural warmth to it that ensures users can enjoy it for a long time irrespective of trends.
The Platinum 3776 Briar Shell in gold trim is set apart from other writing instruments by the highly textured deep brown “shell” of a finish that evokes images of dark volcano rock. Each piece of wood is carefully chosen for the depth and pattern of the grain to ensure durability and beauty.
The pen features a very smooth writing solid gold 14k nib available in F, M and B points.
The pen features a unique "Slip and Seal" mechanism in the cap, meaning an airtight screw-on cap that prevents ink from drying out. Other fountain pens can dry out in as little as 2–4 weeks without use, but Platinum's Slip and Seal cap prevents dry out for over a year without use. Meanwhile, a newly redesigned nib and feed regulate the ink flow.
The pen is presented in a standard gift box and comes with a Platinum converter and a starter ink cartridge.
Platinum fountain pen is renowned of the great smoothness of its nib and weightless feel of fine writing pen.
Length: 147mm long
Diameter: 15.2mm max
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