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How Does The Pilot Ch92 Nib Compare To The Metropolitan Nib, Size-Wise?

Shavely Manden

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I've got my heart set on a Pilot Custom Heritage 92 as my next pen. It'll be my first gold nib, and my first pen nicer than my TWSBI. The one thing holding me back is figuring out which size nib I want -- wavering between an M and an FM. The only Japanese nibs I have to go by are Pilot Metropolitans...I have a medium and my gf has a fine. I definitely think the metropolitan fine is too fine, but I can't decide if the medium is OK or if something finer (i.e., FM) would suit me better.


My question: are the CH92 fine & medium comparable to the Metropolitan fine & medium in terms of fineness? I'd hate to end making a decision based on bad assumptions.

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I have a FM nib in my Custom 74. I would say it's very similar to the width of a metropolitan medium.

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I literally just purchased my first two "step-up" pens from the Metro yesterday, a CH92 (FM) and CH912 (Postal).


Here is a direct comparison of the CH92 (FM) and the Pilot Metro (F). Forgive the poor quality...it's late and I just wanted to scribble something for your comparison.




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I don't have a picture but my 92's FM nib is nowhere near as wet as that. Currently using CdA Electric Orange in it. YMMV with inks.


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I have both the Metro M and the CH 92 M and I wish I'd gotten the CH 92 FM instead. The CH 92 M is much closer to a Western M than the Metro M is. The Metro M is finer than my Lamy F, while the CH 92 is a bit thicker of a line.

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