Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Gold

Pilot co-founders Ryosuke Namiki and Masao Wada established the company in 1918 with the trademark, “Pilot” being chosen for its meaning of “someone who guides the course of the ship,” as Namiki and Wada aspired to do in the pen industry. They both dreamed of developing a gold-nib fountain pen created completely in Japan and accomplished this in 1925. Soon after, they developed the LACCANAITE lacquering method which is integral to their now world-renowned maki-e fountain pens. Today, Pilot creates a variety of pens and pencils including the popular FriXion line, which erases with friction or heat.


  • Capped: 5.4", Posted: 6"

  • Brass body
  • Stainless Steel Nib

  • Includes 1 black ink cartridge and squeeze converter

  • Filling System: Proprietary cartridge and converter
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