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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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I really enjoy this fountain...
December 16, 2014
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I really enjoy this fountain pen. I use mine with Pelikan 4001 brilliant black, I haven't even touched the cartridge that came with it. Extremely smooth writing nib and such a good looking pen for only fifteen dollars. The cap is nice a secure and keeps this pen from drying out very well. Not only is it great for first timers to fountain pens but it looks so great that it is hard to pass up for such a low price.
It is also heavier than I though, or at least expected, and that is a good thing. Doesn't feel cheaply made, has a nice solid feel to it.
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Excellent fit & finish...
June 17, 2014
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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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This is my first fountain...
December 1, 2014
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This is my first fountain pen and I'm definitely enjoying it. I appreciate that it came with a case. The big downside (and the only reason not to make it a four or five) is that the cap doesn't attach securely. I can't carry this pen in my shirt pocket since the simple process of grasping it by the cap and pulling it out of my pocket will bring the cap but leave the pen. The pen then slips to the side and the danger is that I'd get ink on my shirt. So that's the big problem with the Metropolitan - the cap doesn't attach securely so the slightest pressure will release the pen.
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This Pen is pretty sick...
August 15, 2014
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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
nice weight
well balanced if not capped
durable as all get out
i highly reccomend it
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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.
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Best pen for this price,...
November 23, 2015
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Best pen for this price, best pen for a much higher price too. Try it with Iroshizuku ink and fall in love!
Fast delivery and this...
October 19, 2015
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Fast delivery and this pen is the best. I use this pen for drawing and have spent October working on 2 books...I'm still using the ink that it came with so it's lasting a long time...the pen draws smooth and doesn't skip...I will definitely recommend this pen to my family and friends.
Amazing pen. The only...
October 8, 2015
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Amazing pen. The only complaint I have is that the grip is glossy plastic and my fingers move and slide a lot when I'm holding, wish it had some kind of texture.
The Metropolitan has...
October 4, 2015
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The Metropolitan has a nice nib, but the pen body was a bit too heavy for me. Overall, an excellent beginner fountain pen.
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