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Hero 616... handwritten


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#1 watch_art

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 03:23

Just got into fountain penning and this is my third pen... handwritten with photos. WOOT! Hope it's a good review.
oh yeah, with noodlers bulletproof black. (i love this stuff!)


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36/50 points. that's a 72/100. A C-??? What kind of grade is that? (sorry, i'm a teacher, i can't help myself)

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#2 thebz1

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 03:57

If you like that then you'll love the Parker 51. That is really a knockoff of the Parker 51 which was first made in 1941. And the actual name for the filling mechanism is an aeromatic filler just for further notice. I hope you enjoy your pen! :lol:
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:25

yeah i've read that the hero is a knockoff of the 51, but i've never seen a parker face to face and i wanted to write this from the perspective of not really knowing anything about it or its history.

aerometric. right. i'll remember that. thanks.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 06:01

Nice review, I have never tried a Parker 51 or any hero pen but they seem like good writers.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 06:07

This is a great review of the Hero 616 ( I have never warmed to mine). The pictures, texts and detailed explanation, thank you.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 12:25

I've finally "warmed" to my Hero 616s...took a while. But they do really write well (they write GREAT for a $5 pen!). Carried my 616 "Jumbo" all day yesterday (today is the Hero 329).

But don't look at the 616's construction materials as "cheap plastic." Rather, consider they are made from "semi-precious resins!" :ltcapd:
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 14:27

I'd like to try out a 616 Jumbo. I've seen them for sale for $5. Anyone have one they would like to sell?

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 16:37

Nice review, thanks.
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 16:50

Thanks for the review! I bought a 10-pack of these a couple weeks ago and I've also found that the sweet spot is fairly small -- and varies from pen to pen. The one I'm using now I have to rotate to the right in order to get it to write.

I have a P51 and I have to agree with everyone else -- the P51 beats the Hero 616 hands down, but the 616 writes very well for its price.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:08

I have a P51 and I have to agree with everyone else -- the P51 beats the Hero 616 hands down, but the 616 writes very well for its price.


I have a P51 Vac from 1945. I've never used a Hero 616, but I have to consider that I could buy five ten-packs of 616s, with shipping, for what I paid for my 51 Vac -- and I have several other cheap Chinese pens that manage to stay in my regular rotation (and just ordered several more after dropping one and breaking the nib this evening). I might have to buy some 616s, just to say I have 'em -- a ten pack is about the same price as a bottle of ink.
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:58

Great review and very detailed!






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