Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Taupe Lizard Body

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5.0 (10 reviews)
Pilot's Metropolitan pen is a sleek, smooth-shaped pen great for everyday use. The stylish body features a matte, metallic taupe finish over a brass barrel with chrome accents. A classy yet undeniably wild pattern of lizard scales decorates the band near the cap. The slightly wide body and good weightiness make it easy to hold and use, and thus a perfect match for fountain pen novices as well as seasoned users. The pen comes with a black gift box, one black ink cartridge, and an aerometric converter (squeeze converter).
Model NumberPILOT 91139
Weight4.0 ounces
Body Color Bronze, Brown
Body Material Metal (Brass)
Clip Material Metal
Clippable Yes
Converter-Compatible Yes
Design Style Beginner-Friendly, Classic
Diameter - Grip 9.8 mm
Diameter - Max 13.2 mm
Grip Color Black
Grip Material Plastic
Ink Refillable Yes
Length - Capped 13.8 cm
Length - Posted 15.3 cm
Length - Uncapped 12.5 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Black
Tip Length 18.0 mm
Tip Material Metal
Tip Replaceable No
Tip Retractable No
Tip Size Fine

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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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I bought this pen on...
March 29, 2015
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I bought this pen on a recommendation from a colleague and I have to say this is a great pen. It's a little small for my hand and when posting, one has to push and twist the top on, but the heft is nice but the best part is the writing. I got an F nib which compares very closely to the Lamy EF. This nib is actually smoother and with better flow than the Lamy which I consider high praise indeed. Also, I got the converter (CON-50) which fits nicely and is easy to fill. OK, I cheat on filling. I got an insulin syringe from CVS for $0.50 which works quite nicely. I highly recommend this pen
Really good pen for a...
March 20, 2015
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Really good pen for a beginner like me. Love the design of it, and really easy to use. A must for those who are coming into the fountain pen world
Wanted to really try...
February 9, 2015
Verified Purchase
Wanted to really try out a nice fountain pen so after looking at lots of reviews I finally ordered this pen and I love it. Writes smoothly and doesn't skip. Haven't had any problems with it. The only thing I would've liked was that the cap be able to screw on top. I have to be careful it doesn't fall off.