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I mainly purchased this...
, May 30, 2013
I mainly purchased this pen for my J. Herbin Gris Nuage (cloud gray) bottle of
ink, others have claimed that a medium nib and this particular ink look
fantastic and they weren't kidding. The pen itself is gorgeous, like the
previous reviewer said, the pictures don't quite do it justice. It has a sleek
modern design and the zigzag pattern adds an element of elegance for an overall
lovely look. Even the packaging it came in is fantastic, much sturdier than my
Lamy Safari paper box. Back to the pen, it's a little on the heavy side, which
may be a problem for long extended writing sessions. The nib is smooth and
consistent, I've had no problems with skipping or feathering. The converter it
comes with holds a good deal of ink and is rather easy to use.
Overall, this is a brilliant fountain, especially for the price considering it
also comes with it's own converter. I would highly recommend this fountain pen
to both beginners and veterans alike.
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After watching reviews...
, May 14, 2013
After watching reviews from Brian Goulet's YouTube channel, TheInkNouveau, and
Stephen Brown's channel, sbrebrown, I decided to purchase the Pilot Metropolitan
as my very first fountain pen. I ordered the black zig zag design along with a
50ml bottle of Lamy black ink, and I am astonished by how gorgeous this pen is
in person. The product photos are nice, but they do not do justice to the true
physical beauty of this pen. The Pilot Metropolitan is sleek, classy and
extremely well-designed for an economy-class pen, and it writes more smoothly
than any ball-point or dip pen instrument that I have ever used. I am extremely
impressed by this pen, and it is perfect for anyone looking to purchase their
first fountain pen!
| This fountain pen is...
, February 9, 2014
This fountain pen is definitely a must have for both beginners and enthusiasts
I was not a beginner to fountain pens as I spent most of my childhood using
them. I decided to reenter the world of fountain pens by purchasing a
Metropolitan several months ago, along with a bottle of Lamy black ink. I must
say that I was pleasantly surprised. This pens writes great right out of the box
and I honestly couldn't stop writing once I start. Since then, I've bought
several pens (some Chinese ones, several Platinum Preppys and a Lamy Safari),
but still this pen is my favorite. I love the solid feel of it in my hand (can't
say the same about the flimsy feel of a Preppy), the smooth line it puts down on
any paper and the sleek, attractive design. It's a shame that there is only
medium nib (it's a little too thick for me) but I wouldn't trade it for the
world. What's more, it already came with a converter attached so I don't have to
spend extra for one.
If you are new to fountain pen and are debating between this pen and the Lamy
Safari (like I was) or other inexpensive pen, I would wholeheartedly recommend
this pen for you. Trust me, you will not regret it.
| I really liked this pen,...
, January 30, 2014
I really liked this pen, it writes very smooth, smoother than my dad's more
expensive Lamy. It worked great with the disposable ink cartridge that comes in
The converter on the pen comes detached just about every time I take it out to
use it at school. It makes a big mess and gets ink everywhere at a very
inconvenient time. I assume Pilot wanted to make a nice pen for a low price but
they had to save money on the converter and where the converter attaches to the
pen. I don't recommend buying this pen, maybe mine was a fluke, but I wouldn't
want to take the chance in getting a pen like this one. My pen is practically
worthless and I am going to try to return it.
| The Pilot Metropolitan...
, January 5, 2014
The Pilot Metropolitan is one of my first fountain pens. I thought I might have
trouble using a fountain pen at first (although I've used dip pens frequently
for drawing), but this worked nicely right out of the box with the Pilot black
ink cartridge. The Pilot black ink, by the way, isn't really black; it's
slightly dark dark gray on my Rhodia paper sometimes but I'm not going to
complain about that. The pen has a very simplistic but elegant design, and the
medium nib writes fine. There's only a very slight difference between that and
my Petit fountain pen, which I bought at the same time. I write half print and
half cursive and usually write very quickly for long periods, but the pen keeps
up and it doesn't skip. The only con is that the weight is quite heavy if you
write for long periods of time, but that's if you post the cap. Without the cap
posted the weight is less and much more comfortable for me and the pen still
writes fine. The converter works well too; I've used it with no problems at