Finally got a Metro, in black, I couldn't stand doing battle with a Platinum Cool every single time I tried to use it any more; it's a very nice pen, impressively so for all of $11.99 USD. The design immediately struck me as very elegant and more importantly, it starts without issues, the nib is smooth and Sailor Souten is coming out nice and saturated; I did press a little on the tines as it was coming out a bit light at first. It's comfortable to hold, I have no problem with the step up, which was something I was worried about. It feels more solid than my Professional Gear, which only cost more than 13 times as much, although of course the Sailor's nib is a few steps above.
Got it with a con-40 which seems to work fine, this is my third Pilot converter, they all seem to have to be jammed into the pen. There is a distinct "plop" when you uncap it and there is some ink around the feed. Honestly if it proves to be reliable, and ink evaporates less than on Lamy Vistas or Mujis, this pen is a no brainer. The M nib is still quite thin, thinner than Sailor's 21k H-M nib.
I can't say I care for the other colours or animal patterns, and I know there's always the Cocoon, I can only dream of what a Metro demonstrator would be like; this is my third happy Pilot pen purchase, it inspires a lot of goodwill for an even better pen, something I can't say about Platinum.
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