I liked the look of this pen when I took it out of the package, especially once I felt how heavy it was. It has a simple yet fancy-enough design and it isn't plagued with chintzy adornments (like fake jewels, etc.).
Pen: Hero 1077 Color: Black w/ silver accents Material: Mostly metal (or metal covered plastic?) Weight (capped and filled): 1 1/8 oz. Weight (filled without cap): 3/4 oz. Length (cap to end): 5 3/8 in. Length (nib to end): 4 7/8 in. Width (not counting clip): 7/16 in. Fill system: Screw-up removable pump Cartridges: Only standard fit; doesn't fit Parker cartridges (I checked)
I'm rather impressed with the way this pen writes, as the ink I have put in it has a tendency to dry out, but not with this pen (so far). I filled it with a black water soluble calligraphy ink by Winsor & Newton.
It is a little scratchy when writing, but it doesn't noticeably skip.
Construction.......5 (it might be too early to tell, though)
Weight.............10 (I like the heavier pens, and this one's weight is very comfortable)
Dimensions.........10 (fits in my pockets and in my hands, what more can I want? )
Nib & Performance..4 (like I said, it's a little scratchy, so it takes more effort to move it)
Filling System.....10 (it does the job, and I don't have any other system to compare it to; no mess!)
Cost/Value.........8 (I got my $6.90 worth)
This is an overall decent pen. I can see myself using it regularly without it giving me much fuss. Granted, something could always go wrong, but for now it is holding up very nicely and I am rather pleased I made this purchase. The only real downfall, of course, is that I purchased this pen hoping I could use some of my life supply of Parker ink cartridges, but they alas do not fit in this pen at all (they won't even break open when inserted). But the filling system is easy enough, and it works well with this cheap ink I bought, so that makes this pen something that I can actually use with little trouble.
Oh, and if there's anything else you want to know, just ask!