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Hero 001 review


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#1 Hawthorne

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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.

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

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#2 J English Smith

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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?
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#3 bluemagister

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 04:29

I am thinking about springing for these!!

#4 Ed Ronax

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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

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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?
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#6 mompus

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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.
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