Pilot MR
B

Based on 87 reviews

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  • Great for beginners
  • Nib is responsive and flexible
  • Ink flow is great
  • A bit small for a medium nib
  • Pen arrived much sooner than expected

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It turns out the pen writes quite smoothly with this ink and I don't have to apply pressure. Fortunately, my Pilot MR works well with Pelikan 4001 cartridges, so I can still use them.
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pastelemoji
9 months ago
reddit.com/r/fountainpens
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one of my favorites.
Lovely flexibility and responsiveness in the nib. A bit small for a medium nib. But the ink flow is great. It has a rubber bladder fill system, which I find a bit weird, and hard to judge remaining ink levels. I have three of these pilot fountain pens, and they are great to travel, Haven't had any i...
5/5
-A.
5 years ago
amazon.com
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I love it, probably will get another of these
A few months ago I started playing around with fountain pens. I wanted to be able to use bottled ink for drawing and writing. I started with some very inexpensive Jinhao pens, the X750 and X450. I am using Noodler's inks, Heart of Darkness, Apache Sunset, Baystate Blue, Polar Green, Black Swan Engli...
5/5
Martin
4 years ago
officedepot.com
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Aviation Film Festival Series Kick-Off | Museum of Flying
On Friday, February 20th, 2015, the Museum of Flying held our kick-off event for the Aviation Film Festival series. The film that debuted was “Flying the Feathered Edge, the Bob Hoover Project”. The film was directed by Kim Furst and features Harrison Ford, Carroll Shelby, noted air show performer S...
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4 months ago
museumofflying.org
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Pilot MR Gold Zig Zag Fountain Pen
The Pilot MR Collection brings together the vibrant colors, energy, and motifs of the late 1960s and 1970s with the same materials and quality craftsmanship of the MR line of pens. These writing instruments feature brass barrels and stainless steel accents and nibs of the MR Line, along with strikin...
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4 months ago
penloversparadise.com
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You can't go wrong with a Pilot Metropolitan.
This wonderful Pilot Met arrived in pristine condition in it's own padded case with the converter insice the pen and a cartridge in it's own slot in the case which comes in a nice box. The manufacturers really goes all out for a good presentation of a great pen at a very reasonable price. Very nice ...
5/5
mary e riley
3 years ago
amazon.com
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should I buy a platinum preppy or pilot metropolitan as my first fountain pen ?
Though people usually use either tape or heat-shrink tube on the base/lip of the cap as a preventative measure to avoid the cap from cracking if you're the type of person to post it, because once that cap cracks, it's hard to keep on due to the spring-loaded inner cap that seals it. Both can take either cartridges or converter (for bottled ink), using bottled ink by either using a converter, or blunt syringe re-filling the cartridges is going to be the much more economical route (a lot more ink in a bottle for cheaper per milliliter compared to cartridges). Platinum cartridges are a tiny bit larger in capacity to Pilot (0.9ml vs 1.1ml), the converters are about the same on both for what they can both use (between 0.5ml to 0.6ml). The MR or Metropolitan feels a little more durable and is somewhat more comfortable to write with on the grip, but it is slightly heavier.
Solid beginner fountain pen
You can't go wrong with a Metropolitan! I have a few and they all are awesome. Solid construction, good looks and fantastic performance. Great gift for beginners and at the price, you are not afraid to let a friend try it out... These will suck you into the world of fountain pens!
5/5
George
4 years ago
officedepot.com
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Pen addict - New favorite Pen
I ordered this pen in my favorite color after holding several similar selections in my cart for a few months. I'm so glad I ordered this pen and will likely order more. The order comes packaged well and there is an ink bottle adjuster to refill the ink or the included ink cartridge. The pen writes v...
5/5
Summer Heckenlaible
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Pilot is Great
Medium nib is good to write languages other than English. great ink flow came with extra ink cartridges and Ink refill kit to use inkpot. grip is great I wrote several pages and never feel tired .
5/5
Gigabit
3 years ago
officedepot.com
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Specs

Tip

Stainless steel

Refillable

Yes

Capped

Yes