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#1 mathmarc

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 22:22

Here is a review of a fine little writer I picked up a few weeks ago: Introducing the Hero 88. I was
looking for a small throw around FP for use in my Allan's journal. So far, I love this pen. It is
quite small, fitting nicely in my bag's pocket and is alway shandy. The design is interesting. The cap is
nearly the same length as the body, so for proper balance, you must "post" it. I put post in
quotation marks, as really the pen is designed to work this way. It actually feels quite
substantial for its size. Much more so than any of the other chinese pens I have tried.
The nib is very fine, like most chinese pens and surprisingly smooth. HOwever, I have found that for the best writing
you have to keep the angle in that "sweet spot". Also, this pen tends to dry out
relatively quickly, at least compared my other pens. You can leave it uncapped
for 30 seconds, but a minute could be pushing it.


Attached are two images for size comparisons one capped on top of my Allan's journal
and the other posted next to a Rhodia 5x5 no 11 (that means it is 7.4 x 10.5cm or 2.9 x 4.1 in).
The ink I use it the Abraxas light grey, as I find it behaves well in this pen and looks great in my
journal.















Overall, I would recommend this pen for anyone looking for a 15$ writer. I do caution that one should
write with it first. I saw quite a few before I chose this one.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 22:55

Interesting review. This pen looks like a VP except that it appears to have a small cap for the nib.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 23:09

nice!! where can one get it??

Edited by lovemy51, 25 August 2008 - 23:10.


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Posted 25 August 2008 - 23:17

interesting!!... i was just browsing thru isellpens and he has the hero 88 as a totally different pen.

http://www.isellpens.com/hero.htm ... scroll al the way down to see it

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 02:38

I will take some more pics tomorrow. This is a big cap. The cap is the size of the pen. Also, I say it is a hero 88,
as that is what is written on the cap. I could be mistaken.




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Posted 26 August 2008 - 04:50

QUOTE (mathmarc @ Aug 26 2008, 02:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I will take some more pics tomorrow. This is a big cap. The cap is the size of the pen. Also, I say it is a hero 88,
as that is what is written on the cap. I could be mistaken.


HELLO
A FEW MONTHS AGO, I POSTED A REPLY TO SOMEONE'S QUESTION RE. "BOOTLEG" CHINESE BRAND PENS. YES, THEY DO EXIST AND THIS "HERO 88" IS (I FEAR) ONE OF THEM. I THINK IT'S A VERY COOL "LONG-SHORT" (TUCKAWAY?) DESIGN. THAT'S WHY I BOUGHT THE LAST 15 PIECES AVAILABLE (LONG OUT OF PRODUCTION) FROM A SH JOBBER, AND SENT THEM TO "CASTLE IN THE AIR". I'M PRETTY SURE I EXPRESSED MY DOUBTS TO CASTLE' AT THAT TIME BUT IT APPEARS THAT DIDN'T SINK IN. SORRY FOR THE MIX-UP. IF THIS HERO'S FEET OF CLAY CAUSE ANY CUSTOMERS TO REGRET THEIR PURCHASE, CASTLE IN THE AIR WILL MAKE GOOD ON IT.
MOMPUS

Edited by mompus, 26 August 2008 - 04:52.


#7 cmeisenzahl

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 13:50

Nice review, good work!






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