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- Great for beginners
- Writes smoothly over time
- Holds a lot of ink
- Looks classy
- Metal body
For a “professional aesthetic” I assume you mean a more traditional cigar shape? Check out the Platinum Plaisir, Pilot Metropolitan, or Sailor Compass.
Pilot Metropolitan. Inexpensive, but a workhorse.
Their medium is a beautifully smooth nib and the perfect level of wetness. In this price range, there was only 1 other pen whose M nib surpassed it in smoothness and feel, so I’d like to throw the *Pilot Metropolitan* in the ring as well. It was recommended to me as a pen whose nib far exceeded its price class, so I don’t think I had an exceptional example. It seems to be a consistent winner for people, and though my sample size of 1 doesn’t really add much weight, I can say this M nib was the best nib in any steel nib I’ve used.
I love it, probably will get another of these
A few months ago I started playing around with fountain pens. I wanted to be able to use bottled ink for drawing and writing. I started with some very inexpensive Jinhao pens, the X750 and X450. I am using Noodler's inks, Heart of Darkness, Apache Sunset, Baystate Blue, Polar Green, Black Swan Engli...
Fountain Pen Review: Pilot Metropolitan Calligraphy Nib
Nibs L to R: Fine, Calligraphy Medium, Medium. In summary, if you like Pilot Metropolitans and want to experience a slightly wider nib, I’d give this one two thumbs up.
Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen Review — The Pen Addict
The Pilot Metropolitan is at least in the conversation though, which is more than most under $30 fountain pens can claim. (JetPens is an advertiser on The Pen Addict and I received this product at no charge. )
As a fellow “adult” I would suggest going for a pilot metropolitan, twisbi eco, or lamy safari with a diamine ink of your choosing
Lamy Safari vs. Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen
The sturdy Safari has a body and cap made from injected ABS plastic. The only metal parts on the pen are the wire clip and the stainless steel nib. The Pilot Metropolitan has a heavier feel with a lacquered metal body, metal tension-fixed clip, and stainless steel nib.
Both pens have a reliabl...
Pilot Metropolitan Review: The Perfect Fountain Pen for Beginners
PILOT MR: This refillable modern fountain pen delivers refined style & an exceptionally smooth writing experience.
One Week With . . . The Pilot Metropolitan — The Gentleman Stationer
00, the packaging on the Metropolitan easily exceeds its competition. It comes in a fairly nice clamshell box enclosed in a cardboard sleeve. Definitely more than I would expect, considering that the Pilot G2 Pro is only slightly less expensive and doesn't come in a box at all