According to my humble opinion, what shows the quality of a fountain pen brand is how well performs its inexpensive line of pens rather than the expensive ones. In the end, the expensive pen lines has the best materials, limited numbers and good craftsmanship. But what about the more available inexpensive series of pens? A while ago, I bought a cheap fountain pen from a well-known and expensive fountain pen brand for an acquaintance and I was really surprised with its scratchy (I mean really really scratchy) nib which makes you like you are writing to a rock instead of a paper. However, since I am fully sure with Pilot’s quality, I didn’t hesitate a bit while buying this pen.
Pilot Metropolitan comes in three different colors; including silver, champagne and matte black. Besides, it has pattern variations on the belt. I preferred the matte black with a plain belt. Pen has an average height and average weight. Not too heavy or not too light. However, it is close to the light side. Also the dimensions of the pen is quite well.