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HERO 832 (Bought of Ebay £2.99)


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#1 lalande21185

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:23

Hi everyone.

Just though I would make my first post.

I just recieved a HERO 832 from Ebay at a cost of £2.99.

I am not impressed at all.
Not made very well.
Heavy because they have tried to make it feel quality by making it from metal.
Said it is NEW but has a dent in it.
Glad I did not buy any more of these.

I only bought it as was cheap.
Never will buy fountain pens like this again.
The Paper was just any note paper I had as do not have any decent paper at the moment.
Probably why have so much feathering on the paper as not great paper.

Regards

Karl

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#2 Parkman

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:45

:W2FPN:

Next time try a Lamy or even a cheap Parker 45. Much better than that Hero B)
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MB 146 F nib
Sailor Realo Broad nib

My Pens:
MB 149 OB, Sailor Sapporo 0.8 Stub! Parker black vac DJ FM, Parker 51 cedar blue vac FM

#3 lalande21185

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 13:10

Hi

I got a LAMY Logo 2 weeks for my birthday and its sparked my interest in Fountain pens.
It even came with a converter in the box. Did not say that in the online shop.
www.cultpens.co.uk

Very happy with the LAMY pen with Fine Nib.

Just got to get some decent paper to write on, not much good have a great pen and no paper.

Although I have just ordered a Moleskine pocket notebook.

Thanks for replying

Regards

Karl

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 14:58

Hi

I got a LAMY Logo 2 weeks for my birthday and its sparked my interest in Fountain pens.
It even came with a converter in the box. Did not say that in the online shop.
www.cultpens.co.uk

Very happy with the LAMY pen with Fine Nib.

Just got to get some decent paper to write on, not much good have a great pen and no paper.

Although I have just ordered a Moleskine pocket notebook.

Thanks for replying

Regards

Karl


You are welcome. Regarding paper, i'd go for Rhodia, Oxford optik, Black n' Red or Whitelines. Try The Writing Desk for paper. I find moleskine to be very finicky(especially pocketbook size)about ink. The tendency for the ink to bleed is often and is unpleasant...

Good choice of pen tho :thumbup:

Edited by Parkman, 03 March 2010 - 15:40.

Wanted:
MB 146 F nib
Sailor Realo Broad nib

My Pens:
MB 149 OB, Sailor Sapporo 0.8 Stub! Parker black vac DJ FM, Parker 51 cedar blue vac FM

#5 riff raff

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 16:27

I don't know if that's indicative of that model, but I've got other Heros that easily out-perform many of my (much) more expensive Japanese pens. Perhaps it's just the luck of the draw, but I'm rapidly finding that cost has very little to with a pen's writing ability. In fact, I'm beginning to feel that the inverse is true (at least in my case). :gaah:
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 21:36

The problem with Hero seems to be that they don't do quality control. I've got one that stinks worse than the skip behind an abbatoir on a hot day, one that's pretty good and one that's rather wonderful.
I do worry that arse dribble like the trick 616s will put people off Chinese pens, which is a shame.






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