Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Retro Pop Gray, Fine

$15.00
MSRP $18.75
Product Code PN91435
In Stock, Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
A fantastic value fountain pen from Pilot. This gray metal bodied pen has a fine steel nib and a patterned accent band. It comes with a squeeze converter and an ink cartridge, or you can upgrade to a CON-40 twist piston converter if you prefer. Accepts Pilot cartridges.


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Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Retro Pop Gray, Fine

A fantastic value fountain pen from Pilot. This gray metal bodied pen has a fine steel nib and a patterned accent band. It comes with a squeeze converter and an ink cartridge, or you can upgrade to a CON-40 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
Silver/Grey
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
Fine
Postable
Yes
Retractable
No
Trim
Silver
Diameter - Body
13mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
13mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
15.8mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Grip
8.4mm (0.3in)
Length - Body
126mm (5in)
Length - Cap
57mm (2.2in)
Length - Nib
18mm (0.7in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
138mm (5.4in)
Length - Overall (Posted)
153mm (6in)
Weight - Body
17g (0.6oz)
Weight - Cap
9g (0.3oz)
Weight - Overall
26g (0.9oz)
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge
1.10ml
Max Ink Capacity - Converter
1.30ml
Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Retro Pop Gray, Fine is rated 4.8333 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great first pen! I purchased this pen about three weeks ago, and I was impressed inmediately. With such a fine nib, there does tend to be a little feedback on cheaper copy paper or notebook paper, but on better quality paper, it's very smooth! The pen writes a little wetter than I expected, but could also be the ink. I'm not a fan of the Pilot/Namiki Black ink that comes in the cartridge. It's more of a dark grey than a black, and it feathers like crazy on most paper I use on a daily basis. If it's used on 80g paper, I don't see it being an issue, but with me using this pen mainly for work, it was not a good ink. I would definitely recommend this pen to others as a first pen!
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent considering the price. As a graduate student this pen is ideally suited to my needs. Very durable, easy to use, and the nib is fine enough to use on even the poorest quality paper. I just keep it in my computer bag and fish it out to take notes and edit papers. The snap cap is very convenient. Although it isn't the the smoothest pen, it is excellent considering the cost. I use this pen exclusively for classwork, I prefer other pens for personal correspondence.
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extraordinary Value Pilot Metropolitan pens are perhaps the best deal in modern-made fountain pens. They are solidly and precisely constructed, sturdy, reliable, smooth writing and aesthetically pleasing. I've been using this pen everyday, carrying it around in pocket and writing pages of notes for meetings. It hasn't glitched once, the cap snaps on and off handily, and it has even gotten compliments on appearance (no point explaining how inexpensive it actually is). I've been using Pilot Namiki Black in this one and it makes a good business- use ink with the pen.
Date published: 2016-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very fine writer, but slightly scratchy compared to medium Pilot nib So I'm comparing this to the Pilot Metropolitan Medium Nib, but it feels a bit scratchy when writing on cheap paper. This might just be a physics issue (aka, you can't get a super fine nib without it being relatively sharp, plus cheap paper is prone to being scratchy to begin with), however, it's how I'm planning on using the pen, so that's my opinion. Overall, the pen is well made, is easy to clean, and writes quite and readily. For it's price, it has a great presentation in the box, and looks stellar when writing.
Date published: 2015-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Beginners and Experts The quick points: - Have carried in my pocket everyday with no leaks or cosmetic damage to pen. - Writes well on the cheapo office paper at work and the Rhodia notebook at home. - Very smooth writer with good flow - Easy to teardown and clean - Grip can be a bit slick at times VERDICT: I can't imagine a more durable, reliable, easy to use, and enjoyable fountain pen under $20. Perfect for beginners and collectors alike. More Details: I have used this pen a lot since owning it, and it continues to impress. The ink flow is great, having used the included Namiki black cartridge, Noodler's 54th Massachusetts blue-black, and Noodler's Heart of Darkness black. The 54th had a lot of nib creep, but I hear that is par for the course. The HoD has behaved nicely, and is incredibly smooth and flows well in this pen. I may run this HoD/Metro combo indefinitely because it just writes so darn smooth! Leaves a beautifully crisp line on Rhodia paper, and a medium line on the bottom-dollar office paper at work. The aluminum barrel shows no signs of scratches even though it has been in my pocket every day for over a month. Has never leaked at all, even getting pretty warm in my pocket with the nib pointed down. Switching from the Noodler's 54th to Nooldler's Heart of Darkness required a complete teardown and cleaning, but this was easy to do. The nib and feed pulled out easy and reinstalled without leaks or changing the ink flow. I continue to be impressed with this pen and would not hesitate to order one no matter if you are a beginner or a master. Beginners get an easy to run and durable pen, and the experts get a pen to use as a point of reference when describing other pens or as a leave-at-work pen.
Date published: 2016-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great everyday pen I'd been using disposable and/or VERY inexpensive fountain pens and wanted to try something a little nicer, but still within my budget. I have had a hard time finding a fine nib that wrote smoothly and stood up to my heavy hand, and was happy to find that this pen is just about perfect for my needs. I bought the pen and converter and filled it with samples of Pilot Iroshizuko ink, and it writes like a dream! I'm gonna need a few more so I can keep them filled with all my favorite colors. Recommended.
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pilot Metropolitan Fine Fountain Pen I bought 2 Pilot Metropolitan Fine tip fountain pens. I'm in Canada but despite that they arrived quickly and were packed so meticulously that nothing could have ever gone wrong! These pens glide smoothly on the paper and the ink flows beautifully. I'm delighted and have already started my wish list for several more of these pens (each to hold their own special colours of ink)!
Date published: 2016-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My First Pen This is my first fountain pen so I'm probably not going to call everything right, but I'll try. First the pen feels good with the cap on, it seems to be pretty balanced with no issues. The only problem I've seen is that the nib seems to have ink on it all the time, I'm not sure if normal or not for a fountain pen.
Date published: 2016-04-04
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