We take a break from our usual programme of reviewing my pens in order of how nice they are to bring you something special. No, by special I don't mean something really expensive, but something... special. Just to preface this review, I'm not going to go over really anything except the nib. This is literally a Pilot Metro with a bit of a special nib on it, and if you want a full review of this pen, look elsewhere!
How well does it write?
- We begin with an interesting question. This is a steel nib on a pen worth like $20 AUD (probably). There is no tipping material and it feels just like dragging a piece of metal across a smooth (Rhodia) page. Somehow, ink gets put on the paper. It's really really dry but somehow the nib makes my handwriting just look better. The line variation is beautiful and you buy this pen not as an everyday writer, but for something truly... special.
How well is the pen built?
- -Insert paragraph talking about how great the construction and build quality of the Metro is in this price bracket-
How nice is the material the pen is made out of?
- -Insert paragraph talking about how great the metal (brass?) body of the Metro is in this price bracket-.
How nice is the filling system of the pen?
Is this pen good value?
- Now this is an interesting question. Obviously, this is not for beginner fountain pen users. If someone wrote with this for the first time it'd probably feel like chalk on a blackboard for them with how uncomfortable this nib feels on paper. This is an italic cursive/stub nib really ground for people who want to add a little flair to their writing.
- I honestly don't know how to answer this question. A quick Google search for this pen doesn't really bring up much and you'll have to answer this yourself, depending on which country you live in and how much it will cost for you to buy it.
- If you enjoy writing with this type of line variation and you don't mind a pen that, honestly I would not use very frequently, then this is a great pickup!
GENERAL THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PEN