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Platinum 3776 Century is one of my favorite pens. Right now I have 5 of them, and I’m afraid it’s not the end 😉

Since I started urushi I wanted to lacquer one of them. Byt the problem was it has non-removable clip. Or does it?

After month or searching for elegant solution, the time has come for drastic moves – I broke off the top par of the cap, and got access to screw holding the clip and slip’n’seal mechanism of inner cap.

Pens on video:

  • Platinum 3776 Century Bourgogne with Soft Fine nib (the lacquered one)
  • Platinum 3776 Century Black CT with Music nib
  • Platinum 3776 Century Laurel Green with Medium nib
  • Platinum 3776 Century Chartres Blue with Coars nib I grinded to naginata togi shape
  • Platinum 3776 Century Chenonceau White with Broad nib

Technique – transparent gold tamenuri (or gold-skelton)

Urushi used: Kijiro-urushi with tiny bit of nashiji urushi Gold flakes in two sizes