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Pilot 78G Too Light, Metro Too Heavy... Middle Ground?

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#1 Khod_Nevis

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 11:35

I recently got a Pilot Metropolitan for the first time - and I can see what so many people mean when they've said it is a bargain for the price. It's beautiful, a nice thickness, substantial feel... But for my small hands, a little too substantial - it feels too heavy for me, especially when posted, to be comfortable for long writing sessions.

I fell in love with the nib, which is working fantastically, so I unscrewed the section and screwed it into my 78G (formerly having a B stub nib I just couldn't get on with). The 78G is light and comfortable to write with, but it does definitely feel like cheap plastic and the body is thinner than I'd ideally like.

Are there any pen bodies I could swap the Metro nib into, that would be heavier/better-quality material than the 78G, but not as heavy(/back-heavy) as the Metro?

I was thinking the Prera might fit the bill - can any Prera owners weigh in on its weight and how it feels when posted?



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#2 Algester

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 15:24

the prera feels like a 78G at most but better YMMV





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