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Excellent value, fit...
, June 16, 2014
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.
I previously purchased...
, May 28, 2014
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
Highly recommended for anybody wanting a reliable, medium-weight pen and
unbeatable for the price.