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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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good price and quali...
February 5, 2016
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good price and quality
Love this pen. Writes...
February 2, 2016
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Love this pen. Writes smoothly, beautiful, elegant looking, good weight with or without the cap, which stays on snugly. I've tried a number of cheap fountain pens, and this is the best for the price so far!
Love it. Writes so smooth...
January 29, 2016
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Love it. Writes so smooth and it's beautiful too.
Feels nice but doesn't...
January 17, 2016
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Feels nice but doesn't allow quite enough ink through for a solid, heavy flow.
Lovely to write with....
January 6, 2016
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Lovely to write with. It creates medium-slim lines and doesn't catch on paper when writing. The body is a bit thick for my liking but it isn't uncomfortable to hold. If I was to buy another fountain pen I would probably seek out one with a slimmer body, but I am quite satisfied with this one.
I purchased this as my...
December 17, 2015
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I purchased this as my first fountain pen. Very nice pen. It writes real smooth and is easy to set up and maintain. Very impressed with this color. Looks like a expensive pen.
The nib is much finer...
December 15, 2015
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The nib is much finer than I anticipated, but it's lovely to use. I look forward to daily journaling just for the excuse to use it
This is the first fountain...
December 11, 2015
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This is the first fountain pen I have used for years! For such a low price point, it is a really nice pen. The tip is fine and the rioting is smooth. It is very comfortable to write with-not being too thin.
I have already recommended it to friends!
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