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This item: Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Silver Python Body - $14.50
|Model Number||PILOT 91140|
|Body Material||Metal (Brass)|
|Design Style||Beginner-Friendly, Classic|
|Diameter - Grip||9.8 mm|
|Diameter - Max||13.2 mm|
|Length - Capped||13.8 cm|
|Length - Posted||15.3 cm|
|Length - Uncapped||12.5 cm|
|Pre-Installed Ink Color||Black|
|Tip Length||18.0 mm|
November 8, 2014
Impressed. I got this...
Impressed. I got this pen a few months back because it looks cool and it's inexpensive. I didn't expect much, but wanted something I'd be less sorry to lose than my Parker, Pelikan, or Montblanc, none of which travel well without leaking anyhow.
The pen has a pleasant heft without being too heavy - feels solid. The nib was a bit scratchy at first, but still better than expected from an inexpensive fine nib pen. The ink flow is reliable, using Pilot Namiki cartridges - blue/black is my preference and it's hard to say whether the overall smoothness of the experience improved when I ran out of the black cartridge it came with, or as a result of it having been broken in to my handwriting, but it's no longer scratchy.
As I did get this to be transportable I'll stick to cartridges with this one, but I am looking forward to getting one in another design to put in a converter and try some diamine inks in. And as to the portability - it beats my pricy pens for sure. So far there's been no leaking at all, and I've not been particularly careful.