on salePlatinum #3776 Celluloid Fountain Pen - Karakusa Blue

Product Code Plat-PTB-80000SR-55-M

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$800.00

MSRP $1000.00

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The Platinum Karakusa Blue Celluloid fountain pen features a hand-engraved silver-filled pattern on a blue celluloid #3776 body with rhodium-plated trim. Throughout the predominantly blue celluloid is a varied blend of black and white marbling.

Celluloid is rare in modern fountain pens, due to the difficulty of making this material. It is flammable, half transparent plastic material which is made by mixing nitric-cellulose (sulfuric acid and nitric acid are added to cellulose), camphor and alcohol. Celluloid softens at 90 degrees Celsius and hardens when cooled. After the celluloid is made and allowed to cure over many months, the entire body and cap of this pen is then hand engraved with a floral motif, using the Japanese Chinkin technique. The engraving is then filled in with a metallic silver powder.

It accepts proprietary Platinum cartridges or a Platinum converter for use with bottled ink (both are included), and features a rhodium-plated 14k gold nib.

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Technical Specs

Condition
New
Brand
Platinum
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Blue
Demonstrator

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

No
Body Material
Celluloid
Cap Rotations

For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.

0.75
Cap Type

How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).

Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills

Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.

Bottled inks, Proprietary ink cartridges
Filling Mechanism

How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.

Cartridge, Converter
Grip Material
Celluloid
Nib Size
Fine, Medium
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
14kt Gold
Postable

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.

Yes
Retractable

Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

No
Trim
Silver
Diameter - Body
11.9mm (0.47in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14.6mm (0.57in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
16.8mm (0.66in)
Diameter - Grip

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

10.0mm (0.39in)
Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

117.3mm (4.62in)
Length - Cap
67.6mm (2.66in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

21.7mm (0.85in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
136.5mm (5.37in)
Length - Overall (Posted)

When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.

146.6mm (5.77in)
Weight - Body
14.0g (0.49oz)
Weight - Cap
10.0g (0.35oz)
Weight - Overall
24.0g (0.85oz)
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.

1.27ml
Max Ink Capacity - Converter

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.

0.82ml

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