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Pilot Metropolitan - Plain Black

Pilot Metropolitan - Plain Black

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Pilot Metropolitan - Plain Black

The Pilot Metropolitan is a great starter pen. With its sleek metal body, easy snap cap, and smooth nib it's a perfect everyday writer.

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  • Steel nib.
  • Secure snap cap.
  • Black lacquered metal body provides a nice weight in the hand.
  • Postable.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 14 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Pilot Metropolitan -Plain Black with Fine nib June 16, 2020
Reviewer: Ksenia from Toronto  
This is my first fountain pen and it's a phenomenal beginner fountain pen. Smooth writing, durable thus far, hefty enough in the hand to feel solid but light enough not to make your hand cramp after a long writing session. It has performed well on various papers including regular notebook paper when paired with the Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-Kai ink and writes smoothly just about on every paper I've tried. I would recommend the fine tip for anyone who has small cramped handwriting like I do because it's more legible with this nib in my experience. I use this pen daily at work and only wish I had one of these pens in college and high school. As some of the reviews I've read mentioned, this is a great workhorse pen for  daily use.

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5 of 5 Pilot metro February 1, 2020
Reviewer: Cliff S. from N. Ontario  
This is my first fountain pen since High School, which was many moons ago and I have to say- very pleased I chose this pen. With a Fine nib and a Pilot blue cartridge writes smoothly and with a nice weight.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Excellent starter pen! August 28, 2019
Reviewer: Tony from Waterloo  
The Pilot MR was my first pen. At this price, it's the best offering.
I initially bought it in fine, but be warned, it's really fine. On heavier paper, the line was equivalent to my 0.38mm G2.
The nib is smoother then I expected, esp. compared to the Lamy Safari which I bought after. The included cleaner/converter is good enough to start, and can hold a fair bit of ink. I just wish you could see the ink. It's usually enough to last a day of lectures, but by the end it might start getting lighter. I started w/ Waterman Blue ink, which didn't give any issues.

My only gripes are:
- Its a rather dry tuned pen. If you use any dry ink like R&K Salix, so little ink comes out that you'll be tempted to adjust the nib with pliers (please refrain from doing that though, its how my friend broke a pen).

Unfortunately, my 2nd MR in medium was awful. The nib had baby's bottom and no amount of cleaning could get it to write without skipping - even with Pilot's own ink cartridges.

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4 of 5 Pilot Metropolitan, Black with Medium Nib. February 20, 2019
Reviewer: Phillip from LONDON, ONTARIO  
A good pen for price as it includes a converter and one cartridge, although I think it sells a little high here in Canada ($10 in USA and Japan).  I think it works as intended, but is not as smooth as it could be out of the box.  Ink flow is ok.  I thinks the Lamy and Kaweco starter pens are of greater value and perfromance, but I have no regrets with this purchase and I do use it occasionally.  Ordered on line, with some help from the excellent staff at Wonderpens.

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5 of 5 Pilot Metropolitan - Stub Nib December 11, 2018
Reviewer: Tony from Massey Drive, NL  
I gave up cursive writing 30 years ago because I couldn't read my own writing. So I have been printing since then. I find the Pilot Metropolitan with stub nib to be an excellent pen for printing. It's a little slower to use but I find my letters to be clearer and that they look much better when I use the stub nib. It has become my favourite pen. However, I still use my Metropolitan medium nib pen to sign cheques to keep my signature consistent (unreadable).

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