Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pens
The Pilot Pen Corporation was founded in 1918 by Ryōsuke Namiki and Masao Wada and called The Namiki Manufacturing Company.
It produces a range of pens including gel pens, roller ball pens and ballpoints as well as fountain pens.
In 1964 it produced the Capless, a fountain pen with a retractable nib and then later on the Metropolitan, that is still very popular today.
It also produces marker pens, mechanical pens and highlighters.
The Metropolitan has been produced since 2012, and is still popular, probably because it is reliable and well produced, with a brass body and good quality nib, making it enjoyable to write with.
The fountain pen market is very competitive with hundreds of different models being produced, but sales of the Metropolitan are still going strong.
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