Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Taupe Lizard Body

Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Taupe Lizard Body

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The Pilot Metropolitan pen is a sleek, smooth-shaped pen great for everyday use. This pen features a stylish matte taupe finish with a classy yet undeniably wild lizard scales pattern decorating the middle band. The brass cap and barrel give the pen a comfortable weight and balance. Combined with its smooth-writing stainless steel nib, this makes the Metropolitan a pen that is well-loved by fountain pen novices and expert users alike. The pen comes with a box, one black ink cartridge, and an aerometric (squeeze) converter.

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Excellent value, fit...
June 16, 2014
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Excellent value, fit & finish for the money.
For some time, I‘ve thought the Pilot 78G was the best deal in an inexpensive fountain pen with a Japanese fine nib, but that has now changed with the Pilot Metropolitan. Although the nib is essentially the same as that on the slightly less-expensive 78G, the Metropolitan cap and barrel are nicer and heftier since they are made of brass.
The fine Japanese nib is more like a Western extra-fine nib.
The taupe and lizard version is very nice looking and, filled with Noodler’s black ink, the pen wrote well right out of the box. However, I also purchased the all-black version and I did make a slight adjustment to its nib. I opened up the tines a little to increase the flow since it was too dry for me (I used thin, .001 and .002 brass shims purchased at Ace Hardware). The nib and feed are friction fit—like the 78G nib and feed—and can easily be pulled out for adjustment or thorough cleaning.
Thanks again to JetPens for offering such a terrific product and for their continued excellent service.
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I previously purchased...
May 28, 2014
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I previously purchased the M nib Metropolitan when it first came out and was very satisfied. I was excited about the F nib because I needed something finer for note-taking. This F nib writes like a western XF, but is just as smooth as the M nib, considering it's narrower nib. The flow is good and the nib moves smoothly over decent paper. I flushed the nib with dilute detergent solution before use. I love that the converter is included along with a cartridge. Very satisfying feel with a nice heft. The metal barrel and cap feel solidly made, looks good, and the cap clicks nicely onto the section without much effort. Posting the cap is adequate, but not foolproof. The clip holds firmly with just the right pressure. A great everyday pen. Feels a lot more expensive than it is.

Highly recommended for anybody wanting a reliable, medium-weight pen and unbeatable for the price.
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This pen with the fine...
November 26, 2015
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This pen with the fine nib is ideal for my style of writing.
It writes smoothly and has a good weight and feel to it.
This pen is very good quality and a great value.
Love this pen. It's...
November 23, 2015
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Love this pen. It's an excellent daily driver that I feel comfortable carrying wherever I go.
First off, when I received...
November 15, 2015
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First off, when I received this pen, the converter was inside the body. When I attempted to use the cartridge, there was apparently a clog, so I had to clean it. It was not hard to do, but slightly disappointing as the pen was not in a great condition.

The cap, when posted, could be bumped off, but this isn't a major problem. I find the grip slightly uncomfortable.

Because the cap does not screw on, ink can sometimes get onto the nib. When I say that, I mean the edges or center along the breather hole or slit might have a small blot of ink on them.

It writes alright, though not as fine as I would like.