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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 easy snap cap, and smooth nib, it's a perfect everyday writer.

Comes with one squeeze converter, and one cartridge.

Dimensions: Capped 5.4 inches (posted 6 inches).
Weight: 26g

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 12 Write a review »

  0 of 0 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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4 of 5 Pilot Metropolitan - Medium Nib February 19, 2018
Reviewer: Melissa from BC  
I like the pen with the medium nib quite a bit (although I tend to prefer demonstrators) and I'm super happy that it comes with any type of converter because the cartridge that it came with blew during shipping - thankfully Wonder pens had placed all the cartridges in a little baggie, so the ink was contained, I may try ordering cartridges at a later date.  The company's care with packing was great, as a precaution they had also plastic wrapped the box of the glass bottle of ink that I ordered, which was totally fine in shipping.

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5 of 5 Own 3 Metropolitans, Very Happy with All of Them September 3, 2017
Reviewer: Anne MacL from Toronto, ON, Canada  
I currently own 3 Metropolitans and I've been very happy with all of them. (NOT hype, my experience.) This model (the black one) I have in a stub nib. As a left handed underwriter, I was concerned that a stub nib would not work for me so I tried it out in the store (thank you!)  and it's amazing (I even like better than a flex nib.) I love my Metropolitans (fine turquoise, gold medium and black stub). The nibs are finer than European nibs (the fine is like other companies' extra fine). I like the metal body and the nibs write very well. (Personally as a leftie, I dislike the grip on the Lamy Safari so it was not the pen for me).  I also appreciate that they include a converter so you don't have to purchase it although I wish it was a piston converter instead of the squeeze converter. (You can purchase a Pilot Con 40 separately for this pen.)  Recommend.

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