Pilot Metropolitan Rollerball: Quick Look and Awesome Hack

We’re excited to be expanding our rollerball line to include Pilot Metropolitans! For those of you not familiar with our story, rollerballs were the source of the first enhanced writing experience Brian enjoyed. In fact, the original iteration of the Goulet Pen Company was hand-crafted rollerball pens. Obviously, we’ve come a long way since then, but we’re happy to be including these beauties in our collection of products we believe in.

The Pilot Metropolitan rollerball comes in a variety of colors and prints. Its classic body shape makes it aesthetically pleasing to even the most discerning of eyes and with easy G2 refills, you’ll be writing stylishly and smoothly. These are snap cap and push to post and at $13.50, they are a great everyday carry!


Plain colors include:
Animal Prints:
Already own a Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen? Brian has a hack that will make the bodies swappable. Check it out!

New colors and styles will come out in the future, so stay tuned! 

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team

2017-10-11T13:50:44+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Pen Reviews, Tips & Tricks|11 Comments
  • As a huge fan of the Metropolitan fountain pen and Pilot rollerballs this is a great combo. And love the hack. This was a question I had about the two versions but now its been answered. I see a Metropolitan rollerball or two in my future.

    • Madigan

      Hi Kenny! Glad we could answer your questions before you asked. 🙂

  • As a huge fan of the Metropolitan fountain pen and Pilot rollerballs this is a great combo. And love the hack. This was a question I had about the two versions but now its been answered. I see some Metropolitan rollerball or two in my future.

  • Rejoy joseph

    Wow!! It’s awesome information about Pilot Metropolitan pens, and this is a great combo for every one actually I was looking for corporate
    gifts for men
    but found a better thing that

  • aryan kapoor

    Wow!! It’s awesome information about Pilot Metropolitan pens, and this is a great combo for every one actually I was looking for corporate
    gifts for men
    but found a better thing that

  • Tom Johnson

    My Pilot Metropolitan has become an every day pen for me, it feels great and writes great. This rollerball version looks like the perfect alternative for when you need something other than a fountain pen. If you have a Metropolitan, you know just how this pen will feel in your hand. Pilot rollerball refills are as good as they come. The refills range from super fine to broad, depending on your needs. Thanks Brian, I wondered how the parts could be interchanged, the pencil eraser is a great hack indeed!

  • Tom Johnson

    My Pilot Metropolitan has become an every day pen for me, it feels great and writes great. This rollerball version looks like the perfect alternative for when you need something other than a fountain pen. If you have a Metropolitan, you know just how this pen will feel in your hand. Pilot rollerball refills are as good as they come. The refills range from super fine to broad, depending on your needs. Thanks Brian, I wondered how the parts could be interchanged, the pencil eraser is a great hack indeed!

  • Madigan

    Hi Kenny! Glad we could answer your questions before you asked. 🙂

  • Jules Davis

    My Pilot rollerball hack came about after purchasing a Waterman rollerball pen years ago. I was greatly disappointed with the pen when I received it, as it just didn’t cut it as far as I was concerned. With experimentation, I figured out that the G2 refill would work quite well if I removed the plug on the end & cut off 1mm of the end & replaced the plug. It has served me well for a number of years. It is also the only pen I’ve found (so far) that will write quite well on Tyvek paper.

  • Jules Davis

    My Pilot rollerball hack came about after purchasing a Waterman rollerball pen years ago. I was greatly disappointed with the pen when I received it, as it just didn't cut it as far as I was concerned. With experimentation, I figured out that the G2 refill would work quite well if I removed the plug on the end & cut off 1mm of the end & replaced the plug. It has served me well for a number of years. It is also the only pen I've found (so far) that will write quite well on Tyvek paper.

  • Dan Goldman

    Hey Brian, do you know where I can find or buy an extra Metropolitan rollerball section (front end of the pen)? I took a Metropolitan Fountain Pen section and screwed it into a vintage Parker Big Red Ballpoint body to create a “Frankenpen” fountain pen, but now I have a “headless” Metro body. I need a new Rollerball head to try this hack. Thanks!