This is only my 2nd type...
, January 27, 2013
This is only my 2nd type of fountain pen but wow I am impressed. This is a
wonderful pen even under heavy usage. I have been using Noodler's Blue Eel and
Gruene Cactus Eel in both of my Metropolitans. So far I have written 46 pages
of notes in the last 4 days with two of these pens (one green ink, one blue
ink). I did have to dip the nibs in water once to clear them, that was probably
because of the special lubricated Eel ink I guess? Otherwise they have been
amazingly smooth and consistent compared to the Platinum Preppy pens I was using
before. What's more amazing is that this pen did it on extremely cheap
$1/notebook paper. The squeeze converter holds plenty of ink (even for me) and
it works perfectly too. This pen sells for much more in Japan and Europe and I
can see why. My only complaints are that the clip is too stiff and the cap
doesn't easily post so it tends to fall off if you don't push it on there
firmly. If those two things aren't a problem for you then this is definitely a
pen you want to get.