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Hero 88 - White Version

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Poll: Feminine / Masculine / Androgyne ? (39 member(s) have cast votes)

Does this pen, in your opinion, have a feminine appearance, a masculine one or androgyne?

  1. Feminine (8 votes [20.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.51%

  2. Masculine (6 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  3. Androgyne (25 votes [64.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 64.10%

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#1 brumxi



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Posted 21 November 2010 - 22:39

Hi there,

Another week has passed, another review to be posted. This time it's the Hero 88 which I received two weeks ago and used during the entire last week as my (almost) only writing utensil.

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The review was written on a Clairefontaine 'refill pad' of 90 grams with (the wonderful) Noodler's Tiananmen. The Tiananmen is more brown-red in real-life than the purplish-pinkish red it appears to have on my screen.

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So, what do you think? Does this pen have a feminine appearance, a manly one or androgyne? Comments are highly appreciated.

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There is a mistake in the below - the Lamy 2000 was inked with Waterman Havana Brown. My apologies.

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Edited by brumxi, 21 November 2010 - 23:19.

Respectfully disagreeing since 1978.

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#2 redisburning



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Posted 22 November 2010 - 15:16

while I would say I associate white pens with being feminine, that may not necessarily be true in the pen's country of origin where white means something completely different than it does in the west. Im not certain on that one though, Ill ask a friend later.
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#3 Ernst Bitterman

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 16:29

It's less of a gender thing than self-possession. You need a big personality to support a pen like that, male or female.

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#4 brumxi



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Posted 22 November 2010 - 22:38

@ redisburning: thanks, I am very interested what connotation white may have in the East as opposed to cleanliness/purity/virginity in the West.

@ Ernst: Insightful comment. I will carry the pen more often now ;-)
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#5 lovemy51


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Posted 23 November 2010 - 06:40

nice review! i say Macho!!!!

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:59

Thanks for the review.
It will be interesting to see how the plating stands up to use after a few months and years of use though. If the gold wears off, the pen will look pretty tatty. However, it does look rather nice as it is.



Edited by richardandtracy, 23 November 2010 - 13:22.

#7 OscarWilde


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Posted 07 February 2011 - 22:51

Thx brumxi for this review and the lovely macro shots.

Just curious, is this pen still in your rotation? And what camera did you use for the pics?

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 22:57

It's unisex... now there's a name for a pen...

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 00:55

Beautiful pen! The styling is like an Egyptian renaissance.

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