Throwback Thursday: Quick Look at Platinum 3776 Century Sai + Bungbox Kotohogi Kurenai (New Year Red)

We’ve had a couple of unseasonably warm days here. So for this weeks’ Throwback Thursday, I revisit a hot red pen + ink combo from my July line-up.

Handwritten Review

Pen: Platinum 3776 Century Sai F

Ink: Bungbox Kotohogi Kurenai(New Year Red)

Paper: Rhodia No. 16 Grid

I mean, this is not a dark red. It’s bright. Kind of a water colour type look when it dries. But it doesn’t look at all pink. I didn’t think this ink would be good for writing but it’s OK. Even in this Platinum medium nib. I’m not sure I would go with a narrower nib than this one though. I did enjoy having this ink in the line-up just to have something very bright. Sunny. I could actually live with this as a daily writer. Of course, it works for emphasis, accents, etc. This ink flows well. It’s lubricated just right. Well-behaved on Rhoda. I don’t think I have many red inks so this is something a bit different for me.

Closing Comments

On a sad note, this review was one of the last things I wrote with this Platinum 3776 Century Sai before it’s nib made a break for freedom down the drain whilst I was cleaning it. I miss using that crystal clear pen and that sweet nib!!

This red ink is hard to miss. I enjoy using it for annotations or editing. Is it the perfect teacher’s red?