The new Pilot Metropolitan Collection features a sleek, stylish matte finish over a brass barrel in black, silver, and gold with chrome accents. Offered as a fountain pen, roller ball or ballpoint in two design variations for each color. The fountain pen is equipped with a fine or medium stainless steel nib ensuring long-lasting performance and fills via cartridge/converter (press-plate/squeeze type converter). The Pilot Metropolitan Collection is expected to launch next month at some very reasonable prices. Once available, you’ll be able to use the coupon code ‘HOLIDAYMR’ to receive $3.00 off and free shipping.
I’m actually really looking forward to the release of this pen to see how it compares in the Economy Class against such pens as the Sheaffer VFM and the Platinum Plaisir. I think the affordable price and stylish design of the Metropolitan will make it a great choice for introducing someone to fountain pens. While it’s limited in colors when compared to the VFM, it does have the advantage of being able to use a converter and not limited to just a cartridge. It’s also cheaper and a whole lot more attractive than the Plaisir. Let the shootout begin!