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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!
| Love this pen! No one...
, August 7, 2013
Love this pen! No one else in the pen market sells this quality and feel for
this price. Look at Pilots own "Cacoon" pens they are the same Pen with a fine
nib (American extra fine) and priced much higher. I can't figure it. Far
superior to the plastic Lamays at twice the price. I have had no problems with
solidly posting the cap and it writes well posted or not. I have many far more
expensive pens that are not on an equal footing with this fine pice of work and
fine marketing. If you must have a different Nib buy a Pilot "78g.". They have 4
different nibs, and even the sections will enterchange with the Metropolitan
(tried it before writing) the nibs will be gold colered but you can live with
that I'm sure. And when your done you still have two useable pens. All that
aside, this is one classy looking pen and could hook a newbie on fountainpens
for ever. Carefully consider the damage You could cause in someones life if you
gve one as a
gift. I have found fountain pens to be addictive and habbit forming and you
alway need just one more.
| Bought this as a present...
, July 10, 2013
Bought this as a present for a friend after using my own Pilot Metro for a long
time. These are absolutely amazing fountain pens for the price... I don't know
how Pilot does it!
The pen body is a medium weight and made entirely from metal except for the
plastic grip section, feed, and other inner parts. The nibs are impressively
smooth and are very hard (no flex), making them great for fast writing. The
grip section has a small lip right before the nib to prevent your fingers from
sliding too far forward. The pen cap posts securely on the back and does not
throw off the weight of the pen - it's usable but on the short side when
I decided to purchase the Fountain Pen CON-50 Converter for my own pen as I
personally prefer conventional converters to the squeeze-type converter that
comes with the pen. The one that comes with the pen works perfectly well
though, and is also good for flushing the pen with water occasionally if you
don't have a bulb syringe handy.
The cap fits snugly on the pen and ink rarely dries out in the nib/feed when the
pen sits unused for a while.
These pens look just as good in reality as they do in the pictures and perform
phenomenally well for the price. Don't pass this one up!
| This is a great pen for...
, June 8, 2013
This is a great pen for a great deal. I have not seen a better deal for $15. I
am very new to fountain pens. this is my first non-disposable pen. I really like
how easy to use this pen is. It writes great. It looks very good better than the
picture. It has a nice weight to it. The pen comes with a filling converter you
squeeze the to sides of the metal together to fill and a cartridge. I may buy
more to have multiple colors ready to use. I think I will also give them as
gifts. It looks and writes like a more expensive pen. Most people think it is a
$50+ pen. The nib is a little smaller than my preppy med. 05 maybe it is a 04. I
have used it with noodle's black private reserve sepia and alt goldgrun and all
have looked very good on 70 grain paper.