I received the pen four...
December 17, 2013
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.