Pilot Desk Pen
I'd recently seen the Pilot Metropolitan pop-up on JetPens but realized that most of the shade choices had sold out immediately. However heard Brad for the Pen Addict Podcast discuss his rather blah a reaction to it and his general aversion to any or all things silver. So… guess what i purchased? Yup. The silver dot type of the Pilot Metropolitan ($14.50). Mostly, given that it had been the only person remaining on JetPens but in addition because I thought it may annoy Brad.
If gold isn't your shade either, the Pilot Metropolitan is also available in gold or black plus the design at the center may be basic, zigzag or dot in any for the colors, you’ll just have to hold back until one other color options are in stock.
To the Pilot Metropolitan. This has a soft metallic sheen on the body and a dot pattern just beneath the limit for additional interest. The pen is available in great packaging. In the event that you wished to present this pen to a new water fountain pen user, the packaging belies its simple price point. The pen includes a Pilot ink cartridge therefore the older Pilot rubber kidney squeeze filler, it looks much like the CON-20 but a little bit budget. We moved forward and upgraded into the CON-50 converter ($8.25) however it still held the entire pen purchase under $25.
The pen steps 5.5″ capped and about 5″ uncapped. Because of the conical shape, publishing the limit appears just a little uncomfortable though it performed fit, I’m uncertain it would remain posted without duplicated corrections. If publishing the limit regarding end of one's pen is an absolute must, this pen may not be for you.
The nib is a Japanese M which will be comparable as a European F. When writing, it did appear a tad wider than my Kaweco F nibs however enough to be viewed a demonstrably wider nib. The nib happens to be worked into flat airplanes instead of a smooth arc gives it a different look and its etched with a series of dashed lines. Its truly quite a handsome nib.
The Pilot Metropolitan, filled with a CON-50 and ink, and capped is 27gms, rendering it practically because weighty as Lamy Studio. Unposted its 17gms, making it just a little light.
When this pen hit the paper — that’s as soon as the real miracle happened. Wow, is it a smooth author! It had been comfortable and skated across the paper with little to no rubbing. Never as smooth as some solution pens nonetheless it had no scrape at all. It had been far more pleasing knowledge from the package for me than We ever endured with my Lamy AL Star.
I compared the Pilot Metropolitan to pencils of comparable nib size and cost. It's very similar. In all honesty, though, I would personally almost certainly compare the Metropolitan’s overall size and feel to an entry amount Lamy and I’d prefer the Metropolitan for composing enjoyment. Yes, the Lamy features a wider variety of nibs and a wider collection of barrel colors however, if what you would like is a classic searching pen with a M nib, this would be my first suggestion.