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



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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).

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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.

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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).

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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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.

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