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Hero 232 Iron Gall Blue Black



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Hero's Iron Gall ink has quite a reputation here so I thought I would give it a shot.

 

It turns out that it is no longer on Amazon or ebay, but I did manage to find it on a site called ebuy7. I was a little reluctant to place an order, but the checkout was (seemingly) legitimately handed off to Paypal so I didn't have to risk my credit card details and if the ink never arrives I am confident I will be able to claw back the miniscule investment it cost for two bottles.

 

I'll update the thread if and when the bottles arrive.

 

If anyone has a more reliable, potentially reputable, source, please do share...

 

 

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# edit. I found them on aliexpress eventually, but they are a lot more expensive, don't deliver to my part of the world, and that website is such a royal pain in the asset, I refuse to patronise it. :)

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Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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Hero 232 is a wonderful iron gall blue-black ink. Glad you found a new source for it!

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Hero 232 is a wonderful iron gall blue-black ink. Glad you found a new source for it!

 

Give it four to six weeks before it qualifies as a "new source"... :P

 

Here's hoping, though!

Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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After the discontinuation of the original MB BB, Hero 232 has been my daily goto ink for work. Behaves well, flows well (better than the old MB BB). A bargain at that price.

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I placed my order for (four bottles of) the ink, along with eight bottles of Hero #234, last week on AliExpress from one particular seller. (That, and ten bottles of Hero #202 from another seller on AliExpress, which I'm inclined to expect the order will never be shipped and eventually refunded.) The Hero #232 ink is more expensive than the other two, but at a per-bottle price less than US$3.50 (before tax and shipping), I thought I'd give that a shot.

 

Understandably, the order has not yet shipped, but given the seller isn't just charging peanuts for shipping bottled inks, I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that it'll happen ... eventually.

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So, it arrived yesterday. Actual transit time was onyl 17 days, which is not too bad for down here.

 

Packaging was more than adequate and both bottles arrived intact, with the boxes undamaged.

 

First impressions are that it goes on darker than KWZ IG Blue #3, but dries to the same colour. Similarly wet, for an iron gall.

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Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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