PIlot Metro Purple


Pilot Metropolitain

Color: Purple Leopard
Material: Aluminum
Filler: Cartridge/Converter
Date c. 2015
Nib: Steel F
Working? Yes

It’s a Metro – cheap, solid, reliable. And purple leopard! What’s not to love? I have several of these lying about, but I like the purple one the best. It’s a good, solid pen, writes beautifully, has a good solid heft, and a range of very attractive finishes. What makes it remarkable, it the price point; under $20. This pen can hold its own against any number of much pricier pens. I picked this one up in LA, in a fine no less! (Fine nibs usually don’t suit me, but this one is smooth and wet enough for me, but still gives me the fine line I prefer for annotating in books (yes, I do that; I’m an academic!). Worth every penny and then some! My only quibble (and for about $15, it’s a small quibble) is that the finish on these is a little fragile; I had a sizable ding in the finish only a few weeks in, and I tend to baby my pens….

, June 2, 2018.

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Ravenmoon is the online moniker of Mith Raven, long time pen lover and collector. This site began as my own attempt to keep track of my pens & inks, but I hope it is a useful resource for other pen lovers as well!