« Women’s Chiffon Keyhole Lace Shift Tunic Dress Baby Doll Blouse Top L White Kingzer 100pcs N Scale Painted Model Train Park Street Passenger People (1:150) » 3 thoughts on “Pilot Metropolitan Collection Fountain Pen, Gold Barrel, Classic Design, Fine Nib, Black Ink (91112)” 170 of 172 people found the following review helpful Get ready to reset your expectations for an entry level pen!, October 5, 2013 By L. Horton (Bay Area, CA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Pilot Metropolitan Collection Fountain Pen, Black Barrel, Classic Design, Medium Nib, Black Ink (91107) (Office Product) I would almost say that this pen redefines what an entry level pen is. From the moment you pick it up, it seems like a more expensive pen, a lot more expensive. The body is metal, unusual at this price point, unusual at the next price point up. The style and finish are austere and clean, modern without being gaudy, I like it a lot. It feels solid but not overly heavy. It just feels like a nice device. It’s one of the smoothest writing pens I have, just glides over the paper but still provides some feedback about the paper texture. It lays down a nice, slightly wet line, virtually never skips. A good starter, it’s uncommon for it to not start right away, even after a few days unused. The Japanese Medium nib is about the same width as an American or European fine, a good bit finer than a Euro Medium. It’s not enough that this pen looks, feels and writes like a pen at least double the price if not more, it also comes with a converter for bottled ink! Granted, it’s a squeeze bulb not the screw piston most people seem to like, but it seems to hold a lot of ink for a converter. The only thing abut this pen that I don’t love is the grip section, it’s a little more slender than I prefer, but that’s really a small quibble. Overall it’s a nice functional pen and an incredible value. I cannot recommend it highly enough. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 79 of 81 people found the following review helpful Great Pen for an Unbelievable Price!, November 18, 2014 By C. Young “sabatorious” (utah, usa) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Pilot Metropolitan Collection Fountain Pen, Black Barrel, Classic Design, Medium Nib, Black Ink (91107) (Office Product) This fountain pen is truly a surprise! I own a Prera demonstrator fountain pen which has given me problems. This pen outperforms the Prera by a long-shot. Has quickly become a frequent choice above much more expensive writers … Pros– Writes great! (most important)– Nice metal lid, clip, and barrel (at $13 price point!). Looks like a much more expensive pen. I bought the silver variety.– Sturdy, un-obnoxious clip (unlike the Lamy entry level fountain which I also own)– Comes with one cartridge (Pilot style), as well as a converter (bladder style)– Comes in decent box and case (unlike any other pen in this price range) Cons– The thin plastic band which is about 3/4 inch thick in the middle is a little weird/cheap– Bladder style converter is completely opaque and can’t tell how much ink is in the bladder/resevoir. Also is a little unusual to fill since you don’t know if you’re pulling in enough ink … you just guess– Does dry out pretty quick with the lid off (i.e. while I think about what to write next …) 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (3) Reply 55 of 55 people found the following review helpful Fantastic starter pen..has all you need, March 15, 2015 By peapody “filipelli” (Washington D.C.) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Pilot Metropolitan Collection Fountain Pen, Silver Barrel, Classic Design, Fine Nib, Black Ink (91113) (Office Product) I did some research before purchasing my first fountain pen…and this seemed like a good starter. This is a sub $20 pen that comes with a cartridge, converter and case. The pen has avery nice weight to it. It is balanced, and very pleasant to hold.The grip is just hard plastic that can be a little uncomfortable if you are writing for a while but it is nicely contoured. The converter is a squeeze type, that holds a good amount of ink. Youtube reviews showed that the ink capacity is generous compared to other brands for the converter. My only qualm is that if you beat up this pen, it gets scratched to reveal a gold undercoating. I have the silver and black version. One Fine and one medium nib. The medium writes a thicker line than I like,,,around a 0.7 to 1.00 mm thickness. It causes bleed through on some average pinter papers I use to take notes. I am a fan of pilot G2 0.5mm or pilot precise V5 pens…and I would compare the fine nib to the pilot precise V5. The pilot G2 0.5 mm produces the thinnest line out of the pens mentioned. Loving the pen so far and the fine nib is just right and does not cause bleed through. I purchased additional ink cartridges and I am contemplating inks as this is my daily writer. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.