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A Very Dry Feed , Hero 9215

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#1 Mech-for-i



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 11:33

I was not intending to get this pen, the Hero 9215, but seeing that if I got a couple I can get free shipping on my lot I put them into the shopping cart and well that's the history, so any way , with some free time on hand I take this pen out to have a try and I found something very particular about this particular pen or pen model. Admitting; I have only two samples, one black and one white but they show the same, a very dry feed. By dry I do not mean it had problem delivering ink, in fact its the reverse it deliver ink in very consistent and controlled manner , the pens had Hero's no.5 nib which is also on plenty other models but on this model the pen write and write fine but I've notice a distant difference in feel when writing and finally I got to find out that the feed like to, well, feed the ink in a fashion that it would suffice for laying down the words and nothing else so to speak, a straight forward smear test show the pen lay down the ink so thin that it shown almost no smear. And I've try several different inks ( Parker, J.Herbin, Sailor Jentle and Hero's own 23X ) and they all shown the same 


In fact its so thin that the FM width nib now write more like the F side instead. That said this pen write pretty smooth though. I was wondering if any of you encounter any another pen , Chinese or not, Hero or others, that behaves like this. 

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 12:18

Did you give it a good flush to get rid of all the manufacturing oils before inking?

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 04:27

Hi Mech,

My Hero 7032 was also dryer than dust when I first got it. I gave it a good flush and followed that up with flossing the tines with brass shim and some Goulet pen flush and nothing helped.

I had to go the nuclear route and hold the back of the nib with my index finger while gently splaying the tines on a steel rod. SBRE Brown has a good video on how to do it; I believe the idea originates from Da Book by Frank D., (which I have a copy of).

This proved to be the only sure-fire solution for me; it writes great now... as does one of my Kaigelu 316's that needed the same treatment. :)

- Anthony

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 07:19

done the pre inking flush, in fact I pulled the feed and nib from the sections and had them thoroughly cleaned, including the sections. Swapped in a schmidt nib and its still showing the same. So I am fairly sure its just the feed or the feed / section combo. I can see the feed being in fact quite wet with ink showing on the feed back hole. It still write dry though. interesting.


ParkerDuofold, might give the advice a try , for the while I would finish the ink inside the pen first and see if some writing improve the flow with some use. 

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 08:36

It may be Lishui's Hero xxxx…… Mingxing 750 was the product which was recommanded in 1980s and early 1990s from Lishui Pen Factory / Hero Pen Factory Lishui Branc.

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