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Hero 50 Review

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#1 Iknrepa91452


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 00:54





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#2 lovemy51


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 05:20

the set looks nice, i've seen it on ebay. i hope they write better than my Wing Sung 500 -Hero's sibling. thx for the review!


let me edit this: my WS writes well, but the nib dries very quickly!

Edited by lovemy51, 16 June 2013 - 05:23.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 14:12

I have one of these in dark blue from the same source -- $7.50 postpaid in quantities of one.  I find this a very interesting pen.  It looks like some Waterman's I have.  I would describe it as more understated than utilitarian.  Usually Hero copies old Parkers, so this semi-Waterman is unusual.  There are more surprises inside.  The converter looks like it came from a Sheaffer, but the pen actually takes Parker ink cartridges -- most unusual -- a Chinese pen that does not LOOK like a Parker but uses Parker cartridges!  Perhaps that will help with the reported low ink capacity of the converter (though I am surprised at that as it looks larger than most).  Right now it has a cartidge in it that was designed for Lamy pens.  Though that is possible, I don't recommend it as the cartridge is a force fit and the pen has difficulty piercing it. 


Fit and finish on this pen are much better than some cheaper Heros I have seen.  It looks classier to me than some of the more over-the-top Chinese pens that look expensive from afar but very chintzy up close.  Like most of the extra-fine Hero nibs, I find this one too scratchy for normal writing. 

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