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Excellent value, fit...
June 16, 2014
Verified Purchase
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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red251410
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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ikeharaw001
Pilot Metros are my go-to...
May 20, 2015
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Pilot Metros are my go-to pen. They tend to write more like gel pens, they write so smoothly. I tried the fine nib to see if it worked better with all of my Moleskine notebooks. And it worked like a charm, no bleedthrough, no discernible feathering. Sweet!
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
photo2566
Wanted to really try...
February 9, 2015
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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.
marialien89
I am thrilled with this...
January 21, 2015
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I am thrilled with this purchase! I bought it in both the fine and medium nib, but I tend to gravitate towards the fine more often than not. I use it everyday for as many things as will allow me. I highly recommend these folks as the place to find all your fine writing instruments.

Kim
San Diego
I love this pen! It writes...
January 19, 2015
Verified Purchase
I love this pen! It writes wonderfully. So far I have only used the pilot cartridges, but it has been great. The fine writes more like an extra fine (which is what I wanted), but a fine in this pen is more like a lamy extra fine.
This is the first fountain...
January 14, 2015
Verified Purchase
This is the first fountain pen I've ever used, so I admittedly don't have any frame of reference to compare this pen to.

With that said, I can't imagine what would need improved to make this a better fountain pen, especially for a beginner. It just works...no problems, no fuss. It writes well. I am thoroughly enjoying this pen.

The only issue I'm having so far is that the pen is heavier than most I've ever written with and I'm having to make the adjustment for the heft. I'm not about to complain about a pen that is built well enough to have a little weight to it!
I really love this pen....
January 7, 2015
Verified Purchase
I really love this pen. Easy to write with and not heavy at all. I use this with J.Herbin 1670 Anniversary Fountain Pen Ink 50 ml Bottle Stormy-Grey. Amazing product!!
vivishere21
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