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February 12, 2014
THE GOOD: Once again,...
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Once again, the Metropolitan is an unbelievably good pen for such a low price. The metal body is sturdier and nicer-looking than similarly-priced, or even slightly more expensive (e.g. the ever-favoured Lamy Safari), pens. The nib that comes with it writes well, and isn't scratchy. It's not even particularly wet, for a medium nib, giving consistent and even flow. This pen is classic-looking, even with the violet and leopard print body, and manages to be simultaneously classy and exciting. Some might have a problem with balance with the cap posted, but that has not been an issue for me.

My ONE complaint about this pen is the nib size. Using the cartridge that comes with it may cause smudging for lefties like myself. However, using a faster-drying ink (I use Diamine's Graphite Black) solves this problem easily.

Stop hesitating. Buy this pen.

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January 8, 2014
Its a bit heavy for my...
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Its a bit heavy for my smaller hands, but I can't help using it all the time! I just end up taking off the cap. I set it aside and write. Without the cap, the pen is plenty light for me. It writes so smooth straight out of the box. I used it with the black ink cartridge it came with, then I filled it out with a different ink, pilot yamabudo. And it still works great. I got the white version of the metropolitan too. I have yet tried it out, but it's probably just as wonderful. I glad I got both colors. And I been so happy with the way it writes that I've been telling my friends about it. Oh, it does write quite thickly for a M nib, but it's still thinner than a Lamy M nib.

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December 1, 2014
Nice pen, inexpensive,...
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Nice pen, inexpensive, I don't mind carrying this one in my purse. It doesn't feel as good in my hand as my Lamy Safari, it's a little short even with the cap posted, and the metal barrel is cold to the touch (at least this time of year). But it writes smoothly, and the medium nib writes like a fine nib, which I like. Certainly a good deal for the price!

November 27, 2014
This is probably the...
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This is probably the best beginner fountain pen, and best cheap fountain pen out there. I have fountain pens that cost much, much, much more, and still enjoy using this pen a lot. A great everyday carry fountain pen.

November 5, 2014
The Pilot Metropolitan...
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The Pilot Metropolitan is a tremendous value - solid build quality, metal barrel, choice of colors, ergonomic shape & weighting, aesthetic styling. Nibs from other Pilot pens such as Plumix and 78G fit this.

October 31, 2014
This pen feels great...
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This pen feels great in the hand. The medium ink (with Pilot Namiki blue/black ink cartridge) flows nicely. Ink is not too dark or too light. Love the feel of the pen. Also nice design on the leopard. I would recommend this pen to newbies to fountain pens and for experienced users as an everyday hardworking pen. Excellent price.