Saturday, May 30, 2015
Body Material: Metal/ABS plastic
Length (capped): 138.3 mm/5.44''
Length (uncapped nib-end): 125.3 mm/4.93''
Length (posted): 151.4 mm/5.96''
Barrel Diameter: 8.1 - 10.0 mm/0.32'' - 0.39''
Section Diameter: 8.9 - 12.8 mm/0.35'' - 0.50 ''
Nib material: Steel
Weight (all): 24 g
Weight (cap): 10 g
Weight (body): 14 g
Fill type: International Standard Cartridge/Converter
Price: £22.50 (Excluding VAT: £18.75)
Where to buy: Cult Pens
gold Metropolitan before, which I already liked. This one... this one has all the great features I was already expecting, but then I saw it in person and was pretty excited. It's really gorgeous. The pen is round, tapering towards both ends. Both ends come to rounded points. I like the rounded shape - no harsh, blunt edges. The plain clip is attached internally. The chrome trim stands out against the white body.
I love the finish. The body is a glossy, pearlescent white with a silver tiger-striped middle band on the barrel. Honestly - so pretty.
NIB & PERFORMANCE
The steel medium nib has a single slit and breather hole. The nib is marked with Pilot, the nib size, Japan, and a pattern on the tines.
Metropolitan and the Kaküno), and this one was no different. I think it's great that these nibs work so well - if a new user is to write with them, something that does not need tinkering with is probably best.
The clip is nice, snug, and springy enough. It was easy enough to slide on to papers and into pouches.
The section was comfortable but I really disliked the sharp ridge from the section to the barrel. I tend to grip low so it wasn't really an issue, but it's quite sharp. This could be uncomfortable for those who grip higher or who have larger hands/
I received this item free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion. There are no affiliate links in this review. This pen will be given away on Serious Nibbage!