, February 12, 2014
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.
Its a bit heavy for my...
, January 8, 2014
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.