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!
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