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Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen

The Pilot Metropolitan is a very popular beginner fountain pen thanks to it’s sub-$20 price point, metal body, and classic design. This is a great first fountain pen for people who are getting interested in the hobby but who aren’t quite ready fro upgrading to a gold nib pen.

Unlike many newer affordable fountain pens, the Metropolitan is mostly made of metal. Later models, like the Explorer have largely moved to plastic bodies.

The Metropolitan is sold in all sorts of different colorways, like Silver Plain, Gold Zigzag, Violet Leopard, Black Crocodile, White Tiger, Black Plain, Gold Plain, Taupe Lizard, Silver Python, and Silver Dot.

There is a variant of this pen called the Pilot Metropolitan Retro Pop. This is a the same pen with different patterns on the body, like Orange Flower, Green Marble, Turquoise Dots, Red Wave, Orange Flower, Gray Houndstooth, Green Marble, and Purple Ellipse.

Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen Information

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Manufacturer Pilot
Pen Type Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter
Barrel Color Silver, Black, Misc. patterns
Barrel Material Metal
Body Diameter
Grip Color Black, Silver
Grip Material Plastic
Grip Diameter
Country of Origin Japan
MSRP $20
Still Sold Yes
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Capped? Retractable?Capped - Snap-on
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)13.8 cm
Weight (g)27 grams
Ink Color ShippedBlack
Nib MaterialSteel
Nib ColorSilver
Nib SizesFine, Medium, 1.0 mm Stub