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I've been looking for...
March 23, 2016
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I've been looking for a good first fountain pen for myself, and I've been hesitant about getting anything too inexpensive, but didn't want to invest too much either. This pen is the perfect compromise! It had more heft to it than I expected and it hasn't been leaky or weird or anything! It's beautiful and functional. I haven't used the converter that came with it only the cartridge, which has worked nicely. I'm going to use this pen to death.
Absolutely LOVE these...
December 8, 2015
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Absolutely LOVE these pens. I have four of them. Three fine nibs and this one is a medium. They write very smoothly and do not skip. I have tried A LOT of fountain pens in my life and this one is by far my favorite. Highly recommend.
Love it. The instructions...
November 3, 2015
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Love it. The instructions on how to fill the ink are very vague if you've never used a fountain pen before. Otherwise it writes well, very easy to use, looks great!
Love this pen! It has...
March 17, 2015
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Love this pen! It has a nice line weight without being too thick of a line. It fits nicely in my hand and is neither too heavy or too light. It is a great starter pen, or a nice everyday pen.
Very nice - correct heft...
March 6, 2015
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Very nice - correct heft for smooth scribbling, uniform delivery of ink. No problems noted in use. Great price for what is more of an intermediate fountain than a beginning one. Perfect for the ultimate progession to a fine high end fountain. I recommend this pen.
Looks great, especially...
December 25, 2014
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Looks great, especially for the low cost. I am noticing a little leakage though. I carry the pen in my purse every day though, so maybe it's getting jiggled around.
This pen is CLASSY. ...
August 8, 2014
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This pen is CLASSY. It's streamlined body and the zig zag design is just gorgeous. I now own 5 of these Pilot Metropolitans! The price point is ridiculous. The medium nib is just fine for my taste (I prefer mediums) and it is perfect for showing off inks that have shading properties. I'm very happy with this purchase and I'm addicted to the Metropolitans. The nib is so, so smooth! Sure, a lot of people complain about the opaque squeeze converter. I'm fine with it. I haven't had issues with filling. Not too many fountain pens at this price point (or the more!) include a converter. Go get one. You know you want to.
I received the pen four...
December 17, 2013
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I received the pen four days (California to Ohio) after ordering it at night. Pen and bottle of ink were well-protected and sent via USPS priority mail.

After flushing and rinsing the pen, I inked it up and wrote a letter. Man, is the nib smooth! I'll have to concentrate on my writing because there is almost no feedback from the paper. People who already have neat writing may have an easier time getting used to the Metropolitan's nib.

The nib writes like my old Sheaffer Imperial 330 as far as width of line is concerned. It's probably a little wetter than the Sheaffer. No worries about ink flow, no matter how fast you write. I prefer a medium nib, so the fact that it didn't write as narrow a line as I expected didn't bother me.

The pen is about 1/4 inch longer than my Sheaffer Imperial 330 and slightly heavier than the plastic-bodied Sheaffer. The only concern I had was the ridge where the cap closes against the body, however the ridge doesn't interfere with my normal grip.

The "sweet spot" is about the same as my Sheaffer, so you don't have to be very picky about holding the pen "just so".

All in all, I'm very happy with the purchase and the quick delivery. I look forward to improving my handwriting with the very smooth nib of this pen.
I can't tell any difference...
November 29, 2013
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I can't tell any difference between this pen and the more expensive Cocoon, and it seems like I'm getting a pricier pen for less. Solid construction, comfortable grip, understated styling, and a fantastic nib that is a joy to write with. This is an incredible bargain.
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