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.
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