Average Customer Review
This pen is CLASSY. ...
, August 8, 2014
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
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.
I can't tell any difference...
, November 29, 2013
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.