Over the period of past 4-5 months i have started collecting Chinese Fountain pens which i will be reviewing one by one.
This review is about the pen which was recommended to me by Mr. Subramaniam of ASA Pens after i have collected lot of Chinese Fountain Pens from local market of Old Delhi (Nai Sadak & Sadar Bazaar). And I am surely not disappointed at all.
Lets see what are the goods and not so goods about this HERO 336.
Design & Built:
As far as design is concerned it is a decent, simple, sleek looking pen and you surely might see lot of iterations of the same in the market, thus there is nothing exciting about this pen. As far as i know it comes in four colors, black, navy blue, dark green & burgundy. It is made of plastic which is fairly finished.
The cap is of yellow gold colored aluminum and the gold color of the clip is somewhat different from gold color of the cap. The clip is quite springy but yes it gives a bit screechy noise and feels a bit flimsy which in actual is not. The Clip has "Hero" engraved on it and the bottom of the cap i.e. center band displays the model no. and made in china marking.
Also there is gold color metal part screwed at the bottom of barrel, which is purely aesthetic.
The construction quality is far above acceptable for such a low priced pen, actually it is well built for general everyday rough tough use. It easily takes few drops here and there.
The inside of cap has metal springy clips which actually tightens the grip around the section when pen cap is closed and it works pretty fine.
For Further details like nib and balance and more images and my handwritten writing samples i request you to please go through my Blog
Edited by mehandiratta, 20 February 2015 - 11:10.