Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Silver Dots, Medium

$15.00
MSRP $18.75
Product Code PN91105
In Stock, Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
A fantastic value fountain pen from Pilot. This silver metal bodied pen has a silver band with dots and a medium steel nib. 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 - Silver Dots, Medium

A fantastic value fountain pen from Pilot. This silver metal bodied pen has a silver band with dots and a medium steel nib. 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
Medium
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 - Silver Dots, Medium is rated 4.8855 out of 5 by 131.
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 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 I see stars Actually they are dots, but they are stars in their own right.This Pilot Metropolitan is a here-to-for hidden gem. It rates the five stars not only due to its understated yet elegant looks, but more importantly it's excellent writing quality. The heft of the pen feels substantial yet comfortable for long periods. But the nib is what will win you over. It is one of the silkiest nibs I have, including pens worth over $100. For a pen in this price range to look and perform this well is more than a bargain?it's a steal (and petty larceny at that). p.s. Don't tell Brian.
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 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 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 Buy one Allow me to pile on the same praise everyone else has. I spent 15 bucks and got a pen that writes very smoothly, much smoother than I thought it would, and doesn't require me to shell out for separate converter. It's a medium nib, but it's really about half-way between fine and medium if you're not used to Asian pen nib sizes. I'd say that for people looking for a value pen, this is very difficult to beat. I'd recommend this as a starter pen over a Lamy Safari or a Platinum Preppy--it feels more solid than either, is cheaper, and has its own converter.
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
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