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I mainly purchased this...
May 30, 2013
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I mainly purchased this pen for my J. Herbin Gris Nuage (cloud gray) bottle of ink, others have claimed that a medium nib and this particular ink look fantastic and they weren't kidding. The pen itself is gorgeous, like the previous reviewer said, the pictures don't quite do it justice. It has a sleek modern design and the zigzag pattern adds an element of elegance for an overall lovely look. Even the packaging it came in is fantastic, much sturdier than my Lamy Safari paper box. Back to the pen, it's a little on the heavy side, which may be a problem for long extended writing sessions. The nib is smooth and consistent, I've had no problems with skipping or feathering. The converter it comes with holds a good deal of ink and is rather easy to use.

Overall, this is a brilliant fountain, especially for the price considering it also comes with it's own converter. I would highly recommend this fountain pen to both beginners and veterans alike.
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Bought this pen for myself...
February 13, 2015
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Bought this pen for myself after buying my boyfriend the fine nib version.
I love it! I'm left handed and was little apprehensive to try a fountain pen, but no problems- I haven't even smudged the ink or gotten my palm messy!
Can't wait to buy a bottle of ink to try the converter. Completely happy with this purchase.
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I got this pen back in...
October 29, 2014
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I got this pen back in February and have been using it non-stop since. I dropped it a dozen or more times including once without the cap. It actually broke today while I wasn't looking, snapping off at just above the threads in the barrel. This was my first fountain pen and I pretty much used it everyday, so no wonder it did. I think I might've been tightening it too much. I didn't care much for the squeeze converter so I just refilled my empty cartridges with an eye dropper. I liked this pen a lot and am ordering a replacement or two asap.
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miss mouse
I had heard great things...
September 14, 2014
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I had heard great things about the value of this pen before I bought it. It was my first fountain pen and supposedly great for beginners. I was, however, extremely disappointed with my purchase. First off, the pen did not write very well. It often had trouble getting the ink flow started. My other complaint is the cheap plastic grip. Never once did I drop this pen or handle it with anything but care, but somehow after a month of light use a small crack appeared in the side of the grip. This was unnoticeable and not a problem until I realized that it steadily leaked ink onto my hand. My advice, even for beginners like me, is to invest the extra ten dollars and get a less cheap pen.
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I decided to purchase...
May 14, 2013
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I decided to purchase the Pilot Metropolitan as my very first fountain pen. I ordered the black zig zag design along with a 50ml bottle of Lamy black ink, and I am astonished by how gorgeous this pen is in person. The product photos are nice, but they do not do justice to the true physical beauty of this pen. The Pilot Metropolitan is sleek, classy and extremely well-designed for an economy-class pen, and it writes more smoothly than any ball-point or dip pen instrument that I have ever used. I am extremely impressed by this pen, and it is perfect for anyone looking to purchase their first fountain pen!
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This pen and the fine-nib...
June 22, 2016
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This pen and the fine-nib version have recently become my go-to inking pens for fine linework in my art. They do take a little while to get the ink flow started when you first put a cartridge in, but I never experienced skipping or other problems after that. My ONLY complaint with these pens is that the ink has a tendency to pool a little on the top of the nib - leading to residue inside the cap, which gets all over if you're like me and you tend to keep the cap on the end of the pen when in use.

Over all though these pens are nicely made and work really well, and the designs on the barrel are a great touch.
The Metropolitan M is...
March 3, 2016
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The Metropolitan M is a very dependable pen, but I prefer the F. Still, the M leans toward an F, making it a welcome relief from most M's, which are too broad and wet for me. The Metropolitan is plain looking but beautifully engineered.
One of my favorite pens...
December 11, 2015
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One of my favorite pens - writes great, starts up easily, no skipping. A terrific bargain!
AWESOME!!!! (Officially...
June 12, 2015
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AWESOME!!!! (Officially hooked on fountain pens now!!!)
As part of an order of...
March 2, 2015
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As part of an order of a number of inks, this pen is very nice. It writes very smoothly & is a good weight & size. The entire shipment came extremely well- and securely-packed, and quickly as well. I'm very pleased!
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