Fountain Pens, Ink, Paper & More

Back to the Basics

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s interesting coming back to my first fountain pen. A friend told me the Pilot Metropolitan would be a great starter pen, and he was right. (Thanks, Colin!)

Now, two years or so later*, I have a little more context with which to judge the Metropolitan. I now know its grip is a bit narrow for my taste (and comfort), and the medium nib leans towards the wrong side—the finer side—of what I like to use.

That said, I still have to say that it is a great pen to launch into this wonderful world of fountain pens. If given the chance, I’d recommend it to the fountain pen-curious, as well.

* In grabbing the Amazon link for the Metropolitan, Amazon reminded me that I last purchased it on February 12, 2019. That’s nearly four years! My, how time flies…

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