As Friday 7th November is Fountain Pen Day I thought I would dedicate this week to fountain pen related posts. The first one up is a small follow up post of the Pilot Metropolitan.
I recently managed to get my hands on a fine nib Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen through the US. I have reviewed the Metropolitan in the past and my main issue was with the nib. In the UK you could only get your hands on a medium nib version (booo!) and this was a big gripe for me. I love a fine point fountain pen and I loved the Metropolitan. So when I ordered another pen (review to follow) from Pen Chalet I thought I would throw a Metropolitan into the order.
And I love it. This fountain pen is fantastic for the price. There is nothing to complain about. There are no niggles or irritations because this is such a great value fountain pen. And forget for beginners, this is great for everyone.
From Pen Chalet you can pick this fountain pen up for a promo price of $15 at the moment. There are a range of colours from the plain to the slightly wacky versions with the option of a medium or fine nib. This time I opted for the leopard version. The colour is great and the small leopard print part is not too offensive.
When comparing this to other fountain pens in the same price bracket such as the Kaweco Classic Sport and Lamy Safari you get much more pen for your money. The Metropolitan comes with the Pilot nib, which is a personal favourite for me. It has a brass barrel with stainless steel accents. The plastic alternatives within this price bracket make the Metropolitan a winner for me as you are getting better quality for your money.
In terms of using ink within this pen when bought from Pen Chalet it came with the relevant converter included right out of the box. I have filled the converter with Pilot Iroshizuku ku-jaku ink which is fantastic.
The Pilot Metropolitan tops the list of entry level, reasonably priced fountain pens for me. There are literally no negatives that I can think of. It's true love.