Pilot Metropolitan (2)

Updated 2/13/16
1. Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen – Fine Nib – Black Plain Body
Appearance & construction: stars3-h21
Writing: stars4-h021

Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Black Plain Body. Ordered JetPens 2/9/16 $14.50 FS.

Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen – Fine Nib – Black Plain Body. Ordered JetPens 2/9/16 $14.50 FS. Arrived 2/12/16

2. Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen – Medium Nib – Black Zigzag Body
Appearance & construction: stars3-h21
Writing: stars4-h021

Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Medium Nib - Black Zigzag Body. Ordered from JetPens 2/9/16 $14.50 FS.

Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen – Medium Nib – Black Zigzag Body. Ordered from JetPens 2/9/16 $14.50 FS. Arrived 2/12/16

Both pens: The appearance borders on ugly. It almost looks as though the designers went out of their way to make this pen as boring as possible. Still, the construction is first rate and the feel is substantial. The wide band around the barrel opening is indicative of this pen’s nod to barebones practicality. It looks like a piece of electrician’s tape. Its purpose is apparently to provide some grip on an otherwise smooth surface. Popping the cap, however, reveals an attractive pen, made so by a chrome ring separating grip and barrel. Where this pen really shines is the writing. Both the M and F are very good. Consistent, no skipping, pleasant feedback. At this point, I’d say that these are my reference standards for M and F.

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