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  1. Hmmm.. so I got my order of the new Hero 616Plus delivered almost for a week and of course instantly I tear off the packaging and get to the pen and was keen on trying to see how it goes, but even a single eyeball give me suspicions .. hard to say but I sense something really different here .. call it a hunch whatever and well ... my engineering spirit just had to prop up .. so out come all the current retro hooded models and my calipar, well even without the calipar I can see something there and some measurements proved that am on the right track . OK let's hack these open then so I g
  2. What is the best way to clean a Hero 616? I would like to clean out the Parker Quink black and re-ink it with Lamy Blue-Black.
  3. In my quest for a Parker "51," I decided to go the budget route and originally bought a Hero 616 and later a Hero 100. Both pens gave me issues with hard starts. I took the Hero 616 cap and filled it with water and immediately saw water dripping out of the cap around the top of the clip. I unscrewed the end and covered the whole area in silicone grease and screwed the finial back on. This made the hard starts on the Hero 616 completely go away. The Hero 100 cap also leaks when I fill it with water, right where the clip enters the cap. The clip on the Hero 100 is hinged, so I didn't t
  4. Hello guys, I am here to share a problem that has been troubling me from past week. The thing is that small amount of ink is seeping out from the area where the metal ring is there. If I don't use my hero 616 and the 221 for a day, then a small amount of ink leaks. I get ink stains on my fingers when I write with them.The leaking is more in case of the 616, but I want to fix the problem for both of them. Tell me what to do as soon as possible. Thanks in advance.
  5. Caeruleum

    Pen Similar To Parker 51 Or 21?

    Hello, I'm relatively new to fountain pens, I've used Lamy Safaris for years when I was in school, but didn't know that much about fountain pens. Recently I've become more interested in them. Several months ago I was gifted a Waterman Hemisphere and am quite happy with it. Of course it's not the best Pen out there and it's somewhat small for me. Enough introduction for now. I like the design of Parker 51, 21 and those pens which look very similar. The hooded nib, the relatively unpretentious design. I would like to get a similar pen. It doesn't need to have a gold nib, actually a steel nib
  6. Hi all. I am wondering if anyone out there knows of a source for Hero 616 nibs or a nib that will fit the 616. I would like to get something other than the fine nib that is on all of these pens. Ideally, I would like to have a medium-fine stub... if I could find one. I have seen a "lot of 5 nibs" listed on Ebay but, of course, they are the standard fine nib. I suppose I could just grind down the standard nib and do without the tipping material but before I do that, I thought it a good idea to toss out the question to this worldwide forum. Thanks, Cliff
  7. Hey All, Could anyone advise on how well the "gold" caped version of the Hero 616 holds up? Particularly, is the cap plated in such a way that it 'rubs-off' over time? I have a Parker IM which lasted about two months before the majority of the gold plate had come off, so even though the Heros are cheap, I'm still feeling cautious. I got some Jumbos the other day and rather like the look of the gold caped ones. Cheers, Rewpert.
  8. Ink Stained Wretch

    Anyone Know Anything About These Two Sellers?

    On Amazon there's a seller called "YIFAN TOYS CO,.LTD" that's selling a 10 pack of Hero 616s for a quite low price. Some commentators say they're selling counterfeits, others say they're selling authentic Hero 616s. There's no feedback rating on Amazon, so all I have to go on are the comments. And then there's "yespen" on E-Bay who's selling 10 packs of Hero 616s for about three times what the guy on Amazon i selling them for. The E-Bay guy has some negative feedback too. I would much prefer to try the lower priced amazon seller, but neither seller is looking great. I'll note for perspecti
  9. Beware fake Hero 616s on auction and sale sites. I bought one for $2.99 and it is clearly a fake. I took comparison pics so you can see the difference between the real deal and the fake. Check out my blog post: http://thefrugalfountainpen.blogspot.com/2015/10/fake-hero-doctor-616s.html
  10. I was combing through Amazon today and saw that they have the Hero 616 10-pack from multiple sellers (Fulfilled by Amazon) for $8.97 shipped with Prime. Here: http://www.amazon.com/pcs-Classic-Fountain-Hero-colors/dp/B00D9FBDQS/ref=sr_1_1?s=office-products&srs=2593469011&ie=UTF8&qid=1439516490&sr=1-1 According to CamelCamelCamel, it's the third lowest price for this item in a year, with the lowest being $7.28 just a few days ago, but with overseas shipping. That's even cheaper than prices on the 'Bay, plus you can bypass the overseas shipping wait. I hope they're no
  11. A few days ago I was in the market to buy some new Hero 616s since I was on my last one from many years ago. I ended up finding some through Amazon for $8.97 shipped with Prime - I jumped on it hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. I got them simply because it beats the ship time from overseas for just about the same price... so I got them hoping that they're real, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were not. They came and lo and behold, they are what I suspect to be counterfeit. I brought this up with Amazon and they did right by me. The packaging was unsuspecting enou
  12. My preorder finally arrived today, review soon! Has anyone else got their Hero 616 flighter yet? What do you think? I love the looks! http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy19/flounder2009/Hero%20616%20Flighter/Hero616Flighter005.jpg Few more photos here
  13. Which one of these sets are real and which are counterfeit (or are they all the same)? What are your experiences with them if you have bought them in the past? Anyone here who can read Chinese? What do the packs say on the front?

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