$15.00
MSRP $18.75
Product Code PN91107
In Stock, Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
A fantastic value fountain pen from Pilot. This black metal bodied pen has a black accent band and a medium steel nib. It comes with a squeeze converter and an ink cartridge, or you can upgrade to a CON-50 twist piston converter if you prefer. Accepts Pilot cartridges.
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Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Black Plain, Medium

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

Availability
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Condition
New
Brand
Pilot
Type
Fountain Pens
Pen Model
Pilot Metropolitan
Body Color
Black
Demonstrator
No
Body Material
Lacquered metal
Cap Type
Snap-cap
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks, Proprietary ink cartridges
Filling Mechanism
Cartridge, Converter
Grip Material
Resin
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
Steel
Nib Size
Medium
Postable
Yes
Retractable
No
Trim
Silver
Diameter - Body
13mm
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
13mm
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
15.8mm
Diameter - Grip
8.36mm
Length - Body
126mm
Length - Cap
57mm
Length - Nib
18mm
Length - Overall (Closed)
138mm
Length - Overall (Posted)
153mm
Weight - Body
17g
Weight - Cap
9g
Weight - Overall
26g
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge
1.10ml
Max Ink Capacity - Converter
1.30ml
Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Black Plain, Medium is rated 4.8705 out of 5 by 193.
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 4 out of 5 by from A nice and well balanced pen This fountain pen is a masterkey. The nib is not only interchangeable with Prera (F and M), Japanese FP (EF) and Plumix (which are offered in the European market with a wide range of italic nibs: EF, F, M, L and EL), but also the whole section of Metropolitan can be swapped with the Pilot 78G's (F, M and B golden nibs, this last one an smooth stub). The classic but modern cigar-shaped aluminium body is light and the cap fits perfectly. Who else can offer more for less? The only drawback is the motted nib, because I'm fonder of plain ones. To sum up, it's not as smooth as Prera's, but is a good choice for the money. If only it were available in colours and nibs of Japanese Cocoon! I don't lose hope.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pen, amazing price. Though no fountain aficionado, I have owned a variety of pens over the years; I found the metropolitan in one of Brian's reviews as I was looking for a better "daily carry" pen. This IS the one: good weight, firm posting, reliable (Noodler's of course!) ink delivery, nice line in a medium nib. My only quibble is the diameter, as I like a larger pen, but the heft helps prevent hand fatigue for longer writing sessions. The price, I feels, is a fraction of what this pen is really worth, so BUY one through Goulet! You won't be disappointed, whether you're new to fountains, or an expert!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the long haul Neither Goulet Pens nor Pilot needs this review...the Metropolitan, with its substantial metal body, smooth nib that writes (predictably) on the finer side of medium, and understated design, will sell like crazy. And sell for $15. Yes. Really. I'm not ready to kick the Plaisirs or the Preludes to the curb, but the Metropolitan sure makes a great first impression. Simply, it's right sweet. And I suspect it will be for the long haul...
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible value This pen is an incredible value. It is solidly built, good looking, and writes wet and smoothly. The section looks glossy but somehow it is very grippy. Contrary to some reports I've read, mine posts quite securely. The nib is also nice looking, and exchangeable with other Pilot nibs from pens like the Prera, 78G, Plumix, etc. And it comes with Pilot's basic but effective squeeze converter. I like my Safaris, but I have to say, I think the Metropolitan has the Safari beat in most ways. It has a metal body, comes with a converter, and is less than half the price (if you buy a Lamy converter with a Safari)! The only advantages the Safari has are in color choices and a wider variety of nibs. (Lamy's customer service might also be a plus, but both pens should last a long time if not abused.)
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pilot raises the bar for entry level fountain pens I am amazed at the quality of the new Metropolitian. Metal construction, excellent finish, and typical smooth Pilot nib. Came with a converter and was packaged in a nice box. For fifteen dollars! I couldn't be more pleased.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great $100 Pen This would be a great $100 pen if it weren't already a superb $18 pen. I can find little to distinguish it from its higher priced brethren. It's so inexpensive that you'll want several of them - just in case Pilot comes to their senses and begins raising the price. I have about 20 different fountain pens - Parker 51s, Vacuumatics, Eversharps, Waterman's and Shaeffers - and this one writes as smoothly as the best in the bunch. And at such a low price, you won't fret much if you lose it. Now, excuse me while I order another.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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