by Tony Thomas
The Pilot Metropolitan is probably my favorite cheap fountain pen. I carry one with me daily. It is well balanced, writes beautifully and the construction is great. (See my review here.)
Although I write with fountain pens as much as I can, I also use pencils and gel roller balls. My favorite gel roller ball of all time is the Pilot G4. It is a great and reliable pen.
You may not realize it, but Pilot offers a Pilot Metropolitan in a gel roller ball version and it accepts the standard G4 refill (yea!). It is the best of all worlds in my opinion.
Check one out if you get a chance. They are available from my friends at Jet Pens!