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Simply the best pen for...
, May 17, 2014
Simply the best pen for the money. I picked up a couple Metropolitans with fine
nibs when they came out in Japan, and am happy to see they are finally available
domestically. I like this nib much more than the medium which I find a little
wide for everyday use (mostly note taking). The fine nibs on these pens are
beautiful. Very smooth, medium wetness, perfect for my uses. The Metropolitan
is absolutely the best value out there, don't hesitate to buy one for yourself.
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Excellent fit & finish...
, June 17, 2014
Excellent fit & finish for such a price!
The fine nib is more like a Western extra-fine. It's sharp but smooth. I filled
the pen with Noodler's Ellis Island blue black and it wrote well right out of
the box. After some writing, I decided I wanted a wetter flow and adjustment
was simple. The nib and feed are friction-fit, they pulled out easily, and I
used .001 and .002 brass shims to open the space between the tines just a
little. The nib and feed fit back in place in the section smoothly, and the ink
flow was perfect for me after that minor adjustment.
All Metropolitan fountain pens have exactly the same black grip section that
holds the nib and feed. The nib and feed are similar to the nib and feed of the
Pilot 78G, but the Metropolitan's brass barrel and cap are much sturdier and
durable. The cap goes on the barrel with a positive, firm-fitting, secure snap,
and it doesn't rotate around like on my more expensive Lamy Studio. Also, if
one desires, the Metropolitan's cap can be firmly posted on the barrel.
The Pilot Metropolitan, at the price, is an amazing, excellent value. Thanks to
JetPens for offering this fine writing instrument!
| It's hard to believe...
, September 24, 2014
It's hard to believe this pen is so inexpensive! It has the look and feel of a
much more costly pen, and it writes like a dream. The fine point nib is a more
like an extra fine, as is the case with Pilot pens, but it writes very smoothly
without any scratching. It lays down a line that, despite its thinness, is
fairly wet; in fact, I found it feathered and bled slightly on Doane paper,
which I would not have expected. Even after the cap has been off for a short
time, it still writes without skipping. The Pilot Metropolitan is an excellent
value for the money and is quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to pens.
| One of my favorite pens...
, September 21, 2014
One of my favorite pens (and I own many, many fountain pens). The metal body is
substantial but nicely balanced. I can write continuously for 2-3 hours with
this pen and have no hand fatigue. The ink flow is perfect - wet enough to flow
quickly as you write, but not so wet that the ink requires more time than usual
to dry. The nib is smooth - tines perfectly aligned, the tipping well polished.
It's an unbelievably good value for the price point, and it puts other, much
more expensive pens, to shame.
| This Pen is pretty sick...
, August 15, 2014
This Pen is pretty sick yo
It writes a little more like a medium-fine but whatever
Its really smooth, perfect wetness
no hardstarts even when i leave it out for a while
well balanced if not capped
durable as all get out
i highly reccomend it