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Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen (2-Pack)

Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen (2-Pack)

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Did I mention these are totally shit fountain pens? Did I? Okay then--just wanted to be sure.
Very fast delivery to Australia. Arrived within a little over a week. The pen feels very nice in the hand and writes beautifully. Ink cartridges are not the standard international type used in my other pens. Overall very happy.
I want them to bring back the 'dot' pattern. Probably never. Because Pilot has discounted that pattern. :(
Hi, I was wondering if the converter is necessary to include if I want to refill from bottled ink?
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Etaghell
Yes a converter is needed to fill from bottles.
Etaghell
No. I use the filled cartridge. Empty and flush it. Fill back up with desired ink. I've been re using ones ftom pens I bought last year.
Feedback after about 3 months of usage: After buying this pen, I also bought Lamy Safari, some Jinhao and Baoer Chinese pens (Baoer 388 m, Jinhao 991 ef, Jinhao x750 m), and even after I've adjusted their nibs, every time I return to this pen for writing. Totally recommended!
PS: I'm using J. Herbin Perle Noire with this pen, I syringe fill the cartridge.
"NIAGRA FALLS" (Pilot Metropolitan)?!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYP1OBZfFK0

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GunsOfBrixton
Like a "beacon in the night", or a car alarm at 3:00 AM that won't shut off? Either way, it's the thought that counts ;- )
Hello there! Are there any leftovers or a chance to get into the drop after it has ended (aka: right now?) I would somewhat love to get some Metropolitans.
Best regards, Sascha
heissler
It's up again
Folks at MD... Will we ever get a drop of the stub variant of this pen?
Was about to join when I noticed my old buddy Amazon has the black in fine nib for right around 10 bucks. This is a good deal if you want more than one or a different color, but I just wanted to try the model out. Set to arrive Thursday at the office.
"Slowly I turned..."
Wish I knew that "Aerometric converter" aka "Cleaning converter" was not meant for ink filling, but instead to help with cleaning. Reddit is filled with guys that tell the converter stuck because of this (it's not meant for ink filling as they say). If description told me that I'd get a con-40 along with the drop. Amazon doesn't dispatch con-40 to my country. Great! Now I need to hunt a con-40 elsewhere..
arda
Catch-up: the cartridge that comes with the pen works great as a converter. I syringe-fill with bottled ink, and works great. And because the cartridge doesn't have "nipple" like international generic cartridges, it may be used many times. You can even re-seal the cartridge after filling (there's a black plastic thingy that works as a seal, and can used to re-seal).
Hi, I'm new to fountain pens and want to buy ink for the pen, however, after googling I got quite confused.
I liked the color of Pelikan 4001, however, Google told me that this pen is a "dry pen", and likes "wet inks", so combination of Metropolitan and Pelikan 4001 (dry ink) would result skipping while typing.
So, for a medium nib, can anyone suggest me a good and preferably cheap ink ? Is Pelikan 4001 ink okay for this pen ? How's Waterman intense black ?
Thanks in advance,
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Catch-up. Ended with J. Herbin Perle Noire, it's a great ink and works quite nicely with Metropolitan. Got the bottle for like ~$6.5 from a local shop.
arda
I use the Pelikan 4001 inks with this pen. I have not had any skipping issues. But I do use it daily.
Hi! Does anyone know how long the shipping delay will be? I don’t mind it shipping late, but I’m moving next month and I’d like to know if I need to update my shipping address or not. Thanks!
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I did. Thank you!
Got mine too. Looks like it was only a 3-day delay. Woo Woo!
Yesterday was the estimated shipping date. Anyone got the shipping information yet ?
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Yeah, recently I got that email, too. I hope this doesn't take too long.
Just got the shipping notification :)
SOS, beginner here! :) Got myself a metropolitan fountain pen, and there are a few things I need to know, mainly: 1. How to swap out the squishy ink drawer for the converter 2. How to draw ink up using either mechanisms 3. How to lock the converter after having fully drawn the ink 4. How to wash the fountain pen after all ink has been dispensed Greatly appreciate any help, tips and advice!
phoenixsong
Welcome to the club! The Goulet Pen Company does a great job introducing people to the hobby via Youtube. Here's the overview of the Metropolitan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7F5Vbz1nTg
Hope this helps!
Love them, classic look and feel. I use them every day!
I'm yet to receive my order, dont know when to expect as no mention of delivery date.
JeetBasu
From the drop page:
”Esimated ship date is May 14, 2018 PT.”
very good
This pen is a very good EDC fountain pen with a good feel in the hand. The cap docked well on the body and it writes smoothly. It is lightweight but this is good for frequent use. It would nicer with a bit more weight and if they included the “good” siphon instead of th3 ”cheap” one and then making you buy a good one.
As a inexpensive knock around pen, you can’t beat it!! Always afraid of losing one of my expensive pens when in the field so these are a great alternativ.
Have I ever mentioned how much I like this pen? NO, I haven't--it's a dog--very overrated!
Think of a really delicious sandwich with everything you like and as much of it as you want...now think of a single slice of bologna between two slices of Wonder Bread--and nothing else.
That's a Pilot Metropolitan. Yum...
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RayF
Thanks! I have a Chinese pen on its way to me right now (Wing Sung 601) that was very inexpensive. I’ll check out the pen you linked and perhaps thank you again later.
I still think the Metro is a better starter pen than some of the others that get recommended, like the Safari and the Eco. It’s not as sexy, for sure, but has a much better nib in my experiene for a cheaper price.
No silver zig-zag as an option?
SPREAD THE WORD! This pen actually made me an all-in convert to fountain pens! Alumni of my college gave me pens as gifts: a student from Switzerland gave a Montblanc 149 & a Japanese student gave a Pilot (Namiki) Pen; however, THIS PEN WAS INEXPENSIVE, WROTE INCREIBLY WELL ON CHEAP PAPER, & WAS COMFORTABLE IN JEANS! Even the world’s manufacturers wonder if the pen is sold as a loss-leader to entice pen users. It is that good!
Woot! I received my pens this morning. I purchased Pelikan bottled ink in blue to use with these. The pens write beautifully. I am so happy with my purchase!
I was able to test drive a Metro last year and was quite surprised at the feel in the hand and the nib on paper. I held off simply because I was making my own pens, but I always thought that one day I would buy one of these for my collection. Then recently Pilot raised the price, so I figured I hesitated too long. The last drop I remembered seeing was a two-pack but limited colors. So, when I saw this drop, with the variety offered, and the price point, I couldn't delay any longer.
This was one of the first fountain pens I ever purchased. In fact I purchased two based on the many reviews I read. From the moment I inked them up I regretted my purchase. If you buy them as an entry level pen for someone thinking about venturing into the joys of fountain pens you will have lost them. There’s no fun in the Piolet Metropolitan. They will never look forward to picking up a fountain pen. As for reliable, so is a BIC stick pen but I’m pretty sure none of you are gifting one to a friend or buying one for yourself. I’ve been looking for, but can’t find, someone to take them off my hands.
So, to confirm, each pen includes one CON-40 converter, yes? The $5 add-ons are additional to what's included?
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To be clear: I find the enclosed converter to be adequate. The squeeze converter is not bad; however, you cannot see ink levels. You could carry an emergency cartridge, which has the highest ink volume you can probably get into this pen, and you could use a syringe to refill cartridges because they take a greater volume of ink. The newer Con 40 converter replaces the squeeze one in most new shipments because you can see through the glass of the converter, but its capacity is less than the cartridge.
JayBP
It comes with a different converter - Aerometric- squeeze type converter which according to Goulet Pens review holds more ink. The Con-40 is a twist piston converter that is sort of an 'upgrade' and I don't know the capacity of this particular converter but the other piston type converters have smaller ink capacity.
Metropolitans are the most boring fountain pens you will ever use—no personality what so ever.
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I am well familiar with Jinhao, and have owned a number of them myself. The truth really is, their quality control sucks, and if you want them to work reliably and, as you say as well or better than $200+ pens, either you get really, REALLY lucky with the quality control on Jinhao, or you are experienced and know what you are doing as regards nib tuning. I have no doubt you can make an X250 or 159 write like a dream, but that is very hit-or-miss for a beginner, and to spend a little more on a metropolitan whose tight quality control is valuable.
I do not particularly care for metropolitans myself, as they do not fit well in my hand. I have no qualms recommending them to beginners, however, because of that reliability. You cannot blankly claim Jinhao's supremacy when their quality control is literally worse than if their factory was suspended on an enormous pendulum.
XenoMuse
Complaining about quality control problems for a sub five-dollar, Chinese pen is a bit over the top! Assuming we're talking about a true beginner, the minor quality control issues you refer to, shouldn't make that much difference. I have three JinHoa 159s. Each one writes a little differently than the other (and I have my favorite)--but all of them write like fountain pens, where as Metropolitans tend to write like ballpoints (no "character" or "feel"). As for quality control, same can be said for Pelikans (I have three, including an M1000), or Parker Duofolds (I have two), and Conlklins (I have a half-dozen)--and all of them vary from pen to pen (same is true of the 30-or-so Parker 51s I own). We write with fountain pens because of their idiosyncrasies, their occasional bad behaviors, but most of all, the character they convey on paper. Suggesting that someone start their experimentation with a fountain pen devoid of *any* character (say a Pilot Metropolitan, for instance), would be the same as giving a child a box full of Black crayons and asking her to draw you a flower!
I thought the price includes converters, meh
xiaoqiz
It does. It comes with a different converter - Aerometric- squeeze type converter which according to Goulet Pens review holds more ink. The Con-40 is a twist piston converter that is sort of an 'upgrade' and I don't know the capacity of this particular converter but the other piston type converters have smaller ink capacity.
This was supposed to ship on the 2nd and we're still waiting for the vendor. Update?