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My Pilot Metro Is Here! (My First Pen!)

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#1 KatTines

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:39

Very excited to unveil my first fountain pen a Pilot Metropolitan in Gold with a fine nib with some simple photos and filters.

I'm using Noodler's X-feather and Hilroy 50lb sketch book paper.

 

 

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#2 inotrym

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:48

Welcome to the hobby! Very wise choice for a first pen.



#3 KatTines

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 09:11

Welcome to the hobby! Very wise choice for a first pen.

 

Thankyou!



#4 LizEF

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 14:21

Congrats!  Nice pen.  I have the same nib but in the White Tiger pattern - love it.  It's one of my favorites to write with.  I'm sure you're going to enjoy it.

 

PS: I just answered your question in another thread, and this is a good example - your Metro is a cartridge / converter pen - the converter that came with it is a bladder / sac filler rather than a piston, but same concept - it's meant to suck up bottled ink.  I use the converter that came with my Metro for cleaning (it's easier than turning a piston), and use CON-40 and CON-50s for inking (because I can see how much is left in them).



#5 KatTines

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 20:11

Thank you kindly!

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 03:18

I tried one of these, but it writes much too dry for my taste. Maybe I got a bad exemplar. Or maybe it's designed for use with very absorbent cheap paper. Can't figure out why everybody seems to love 'em so much. Oh well. A chacun son goût.

#7 inkstainedruth

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 03:24

I tried one of these, but it writes much too dry for my taste. Maybe I got a bad exemplar. Or maybe it's designed for use with very absorbent cheap paper. Can't figure out why everybody seems to love 'em so much. Oh well. A chacun son goût.

 

Which nib did you try?  I was lucky enough to be able to dip test Metropolitans with both a fine and a medium nib in a pen shop, and I thought the F was scratchy, so I bought the M instead, and I love it.

Very nice pen for the money, IMO.  KatTines, you could have picked a lot worse pen as a starter.  I keep thinking about getting one of the RetroPop colors, but I don't like the patterns on the area above the section for most of them.  If Pilot made those colors without the patterning, though, I would definitely buy a second one (mine is silver, and plain).

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#8 KatTines

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 03:37

Thank you, Ruth! I personally find that the fine nib is also pretty scratchy, and I wish I had gotten a medium nib myself. 
I agree that a  lot of the middle sections of the Metro retro pops aren't very attractive either, and it'll probably make choosing 

a medium for myself a little rough.



#9 EklecticMonkey

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 13:48

I don't like the Retro Pop patterns at all, but I looove the animal line!







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