Monday, September 7, 2009
So I had never tried the Hero pens before and now I find my self with an overflow of them, thanks to fellow blogger DIYSara over at Miscellaneous Ramblings of a Thirty-Something DIYer. Okay, okay, I know that I can't transfer blame for this, BUT if she hadn't been Twittering about these, I would never have even seen them on eBay. However, I'm the one who pushed the BUY IT button, so I have no one to blame but myself.
These are the Hero 616 in carbon fiber and the set of ten in 3 colors (3 burgundy, 3 green and 4 black), was only $13.99 including shipping, so these won't break the bank. For a $1.40 fountain pen they are ok.
The styling is very reminiscent of the Parker 51, with a hooded nib and aerometric style filling system and they write very well.
The filling system takes several pumps to acquire ink and the interior materials are not the highest quality but what do you expect for $1.40. However, in all honesty I think that the ASDA fountain pen sent to me by Sam over at Future; Nostalgic was a much better quality pen for the same price.
Please don't get me wrong though, these are nice pens and ideal for keeping at the office so you don't worry about misplacing your good pen or just to have that extra pen laying around. They are also the ideal pen for a new user who simply wants to try out fountain pens. I took a couple to the office so that I could bring some of my more expensive pens home.
Ok, so I know that by now you're going "ENOUGH already! You said you were going to give something away!"
So here it is:
I have five of these to go to new homes (I already gave a couple away and am keeping one of each color).
How do you win? Post a comment in this blog post by midnight US eastern time on Saturday September 12. I want to allow enough time for everyone who might read this to participate if they wish. If you have a color preference, green, burgundy or black, please indicate it and I will TRY to honor that preference, but I can't promise you'll receive your preferred color.
I will pick 5 winners randomly on Sunday the 13th. Do not feel that you are limited by your geographical location, I'm happy to mail these anywhere worldwide.
If you would like to follow my blog and follow me on Twitter, I'd like that too but it is not a requirement.
So, good luck to all the participants!
(Sorry, the writing sample scanned black but it really is Emerald Green)
Posted by Julie B at 7:00 AM