Recently, by dad brought back two Hero fountain pens, a 7018, and a 7029, both medium nibs (did not actually say on the pen or packaging, my estimate) from china. Both were about 15 USD. The 7018 went to my brother and I got the 29.
Within a week, by brother had dropped it nib-first.
The strangest thing was that the nib tip did not sustain serious damage. The tines were misaligned, but that was corrected. However, the nib had been pushed into the pen, and since then, I haven't been able to get it out back to where it was (and have been unwilling to try).
Top is the 7029, bottom is the 7018
Is there any way to get it pushed out back to where it was?
Is it better to leave it the way it is? (it still writes, and I haven't seen a large difference in flow, etc.)
(note where the gold flower is)