Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies

Registration on the Fountain Pen Network

Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.

Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team


Hero 001 review

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Hawthorne


    NOS (New Old Stock)

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

Posted 27 November 2007 - 22:26

I bought a job lot of these pens as my son is:
a) starting to use a fountain pen at school
cool.gif likely to lose things

I only thought to look for prior reviews once they were delivered and...these are not the same pens as the last 'Hero 001' model that was reviewed!

Overall, I'm impressed - for the price, these are very good pens. The quality isn't fantastic, but I'm more than willing to forgive that when they have an expected lifespan of a few weeks before they are lost / misplaced / dropped nib-first on the floor.

Images follow:


My apologies for the lighting in the following two shots. The Pilot V4 is shown for scale.


Sponsored Content

#2 J English Smith

J English Smith


  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,452 posts

Posted 27 November 2007 - 22:30

Interesting. Style-wise, they remind me a lot of the current Parker Profile/1M fountain pen, currently only available overseas. Probably about the same price point too.

Is this a new or relatively new model for them?
<i>"Most people go through life using up half their energy trying to protect a dignity they never had."</i><br>-Marlowe, in <i>The Long Goodbye</i>

#3 bluemagister


    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 854 posts
  • Location:East Gwonklia, Gwonkton

Posted 20 April 2010 - 04:29

I am thinking about springing for these!!

#4 Ed Ronax

Ed Ronax

    Support a pen addict - donate now.

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,753 posts
  • Location:The shores of Belfast Lough.
  • Flag:

Posted 20 April 2010 - 13:18

Great review, thanks, perfect for the job.
And how can this be, because he is the Kwisatz Haderach.

#5 mrloco


    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 218 posts

Posted 21 April 2010 - 12:05

Did you get them from Speerbob or some other supplier? Mind telling us what you paid for the dozen?
There never was a body that give the undertaker a tip.

#6 mompus


    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 251 posts

Posted 22 April 2010 - 08:42

The Hero '001' used to have an omni-directional nib, no? I guess that's the design change You're talking about. The trouble, for me at least, is that without the 360 degree nib, this seems a pretty 'mama huhu'* pen.
* mandarin for 'so-so'

Sponsored Content