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Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Black Dots
Product Code PN91104
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A fantastic value fountain pen from Pilot. This black metal bodied pen has a steel nib and a black band with dots. Comes with a squeeze converter and an ink cartridge, or upgrade to a CON-50 twist piston converter if you prefer.
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Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Black Dots

A fantastic value fountain pen from Pilot. This black metal bodied pen has a steel nib and a black band with dots. Comes with a squeeze converter and an ink cartridge, or upgrade to a CON-50 twist piston converter if you prefer.

Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
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Pilot Metropolitan
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Bottled inks, Proprietary ink cartridges
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0.3500 lbs
1.000 in
1.000 in
1.000 in
Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Black Dots is rated 4.8303 out of 5 by 165.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy starter I bought this pen because I already had one with a Metropolitan with a fine nib and wanted something similar. I actually ended up liking the medium nib a bit better: the fine is a bit scratchy, but the medium writes smoothly. Also, I'm not a fan of the bladder converter (had some problems with leaking and capacity), so I used up the ink in the included cartridge and have just been refilling the cartridge with needle and syringe. Works beautifully! The pen has a nice feel (smooth, nicely weighty) which makes it look and feel like a much more expensive pen.
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice pen. I'm new to fountain pens. My first was a $28 Lamy Nexx, I figured it was "meh, good enough for the price" until my girlfriend bought me a Pilot Metropolitan fine point. That $15 pen combined with DeAtramentis archival ink is intensely smooth, disturbingly fluid, I can barely put it down. I make excuses to write and doodle constantly, I've never wasted so much paper! It's truly sexy. I bought a medium nib version as well and I'm surprised to say that I like the fine point better. With the same ink, the medium nib is more "draggy" .. not "scratchy" just drag friction. I'm glad to have both in my collection. If I were to say anything bad about it, it would be that it's a bit heavy for my tastes, and a bit cap-heavy when posted. But I have small hands, if my hands were bigger, the pen would rest differently and be probably be weighted nicely. I also feel it's too thin for very comfortable writing, I prefer holding it at the ridge where the grip meets the body and drawing with it.
Date published: 2015-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent beginning pen. The Pilot Metropolitan is not my first pen, by far, but it has instantly joined my Faber Castell as an "always carry". I've loaded it with Diamine Onyx Black and it has such a silky performance it is such a joy to write with. Highly recommended as a first or alternate everyday carry pen!
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pens and an amazing value; should get 6 stars! I agree with the excellent reviews that all of the Pilot Metropolitan pens usually receive. I have two with Fine nibs, and this one with a Medium nib. All three perform consistently (more consistently than my Cross pen) with every ink and ink sample I've used, and they write as smooth as silk. No skips, no blobs, ever. And in my opinion they are very classic in appearance and much prettier than most inexpensive pens. The finish on the metal (aluminum?) looks great and is durable. In addition to this black dots pen, I have a solid black and the beautiful white with tiger stripe pen. The size and weight are perfect for me. I can't say enough good things about these $15 fountain pens! They even come with an included converter for use with bottled inks. (The converter is a separate purchase for many pens.) They are also easy to clean. These pens are nicely boxed, and with a bottle of ink would make a great, and unique, gift. As Brian notes in his videos, these are quality Japanese nibs, so they are finer than some other nibs. In fact, the M writes a slightly finer line than my Cross F point pen. The F may be more like most EF nibs. It would be difficult to choose between the F and M. They both put down a nice line of ink. I like the F with dark inks like Alexander Hamilton, and the M with my Kon-peki ink. I wish they would also offer a broad nib. If you are on the fence about ordering a Metropolitan, don't hesitate any longer. These are wonderful fountain pens!
Date published: 2015-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE these pens! I have two of these pens, and I love them. I teach third grade, and I use them at school all the time. My students are very curious about my fountain pens, and I can let them borrow these without fear as they are inexpensive. They have been dropped multiple times and used by some kids, and they are no worse for the wear. I also like that they each come with a converter so I can use my choice of ink. The ink capacity is large enough to write a fair amount but is not so great that I get bored with the ink. If you are looking for an inexpensive and indestructible workhorse pen that writes well, then look no more! This is your pen!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing value A very impressive little pen, no doubt about it. I usually prime a new pen before using it (flushing it with water and dish soap or using JB's Perfect pen flush), but I decided to pop in a cart as I was pressed for time. Immediate start up, no adjustments were necessary. The nib is super smooth. The pen is very much like the Knight, length-wise, but it is lighter (which is a good thing), and more importantly, the section is longer, which makes it easier to hold. I was expecting a nice sturdy pen with a smooth nib, but this is better than I imagined! And it got to me in record time - great service, as usual.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantstic Work Pen! As a student, I need a robust pen that can be relied on to not leak, break or fail me in constant day-to-day use. The Pilot Metropolitan performs remarkably well in all of those categories. Pros: -Works well right out of the box. -Ink flows smoothly -nib is butter smooth -Pen is solid Cons: -You can only get a medium nib. I would really like to have this pen with a fine or very fine nib on it. -the cap snaps instead of screws on. I don't like worrying about whether my pen will uncap itself in my pocket. All in all, I would heartily recommend this pen to anyone looking for a workhorse of a pen. And for $15, you really can't go wrong with the Pilot Metropolitan.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HQ Gem by Pilot Pilot must be going broke selling this pen. It is made with quality that rivals that of much more expensive pens. A must have pen for enthusiasts, collectors, and first-timer buyers. The Goulet video review is dead on with its analysis of the amazing features this pen packs. The difference with all good pens, is the feel and grip of the pen in your hand and this baby is a Cadillac. It's got a balanced hefty weight and the superb quality for it to compete with the expensive bunch. The cap locks well and so far it does not damage the exterior of the pen. I'm not sure whether the exterior is painted or not but it's solid against any nicks and scratches that it could have taken from daily use in college.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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