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#1 Lhyrre

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 23:18

Well, my very first real pen-that-I-own has come in the mail. I don't know how great a review I can write, but I'll give it a go, because I didn't find any other reviews of this pen online. I apologize in advance for my terrible cursive.

First Impressions: It was a LOT smaller than I expected, but very pretty. It came in the Hero box, and felt very official when I opened it. It doesn't post, and that surprised me as well, since I usually use pens posted. It's fairly conservative, gold and white with clean lines and a hooded fine gold nib. It felt surprisingly heavy in the hand for such a little pen, but that's kind of nice when i'm writing -- I don't have to push down on the paper to get a line. It's pretty small, but felt comfortable in my hand. (I have pretty small hands, though, so I don't know if that's much of an indicator.)
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Performance: The nib wrote superbly! It was a lot smoother than my disposable fountain pen, and better even than a couple I've borrowed. The pen was interesting as it sort of FIT into my hand rather than extending beyond it. It was heavy enough to not be a problem, though.
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Specs and Maintenance: The pen comes with an Aerometric filling system, which was pretty interesting as I hadn't used it before. It was pretty easy to clean and fill with ink, though I think I might have dipped the nib a little bit too far into the ink at first, which led to ink leaking out around the hood for a couple of minutes. It stopped after that.
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Overall impression: It's such a pretty little pen! The nib is extremely smooth, especially since the nib is fine. The pen's a little small, but it's plenty comfortable to write with, especially considering the price! ($24) I just wonder how it will last through a day of taking notes...

Edited by Lhyrre, 23 April 2013 - 01:15.

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#2 Pickwick

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:31

A very neat review, you did a great job with the clear photos. Your pen has a graceful elegance in its design. Hero pen makers usually have good reviews. I'm sure yours will give you reliable service.

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Sincerely yours,

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#3 krishnanramani

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:04

Good Review. Could you kindly suggest from where you ordered this pen.

Krishnan R
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#4 Lhyrre

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 14:21

Good Review. Could you kindly suggest from where you ordered this pen.


I ordered the pen from speerbob on ebay.
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 18:18

Wow, really nice review! :)

Thank you so much for sharing this.






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