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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Now tell me this was a cheap fountain pen


This HERO Fountain pen

(Metal body)

Extra Fine nib

with converter

was

£1.46 

INCLUDING POSTAGE!

ALL THE WAY FROM 

CHINA




 This is known as a Hooded nib



and it is a nice weight to hold, not flimsy in any way

I filled it with DeAtramentis Black Ink

Draws really smoothly


quick sketch on sketch paper
and the pen worked really well




~ AMAZING PURCHASE ~













18 comments:

  1. "with converter".... what does it convert?

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    1. Many fountain pens come with cartridge ink and if you want to use bottled ink, you have to buy a converter to put in the pen. But, as it happens, this pen came WITH a converter ready to go, which is great because I have bottled inks ready to use. ✒️✍ðŸŧ🖋🖌

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    2. Always used a fountain pen at school, I don't think ball point pens or "biros" were available back then. I loved using green ink.... always had to be a little different!

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    3. OMG, I used to love using Green ink at school too!!! I was only thinking about it the other day and wondered whether to get some to try in a fountain pen and use a lot for sketching. How's about we set ourselves a challenge to do that :)

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    4. Do they still make Quink?

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    5. Yes they do still make Quink. It is perfect for drawing with too, it dispurses into pink and yellow and green. Very like the Elegant Writer pen, but enables more freedom with ink from the bottle.

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    6. I have a bottle of lovely nutbrown Quink that I have used for calligraphy. I'll have to go to the local Curry's (artist supply shop) to see if there is any green ink. I have quite a few colours of Liquitex acrylic ink but was wondering if that would gum up a fountain pen.
      And thank you for the birthday wishes, another year gone and I'm still upright, well, mostly.

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    7. I would be wary of acrylic ink, keep to the pen inks that are known to be good.

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  2. It looks great. I hope it lasts long, because in my experience cheap pens don't last very long. But I don't know this brand and I am curious to know about this one after a while.

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    1. I'm very impressed with the quality of it Judy. I know what you mean about cheap pens, but this is remarkably well made. How on earth they can produce such a pen And post it from China free of charge, I do not know!

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  3. Good for you! That is a great buy! I keep trying to love my Lamy Safari fountain pen....so far it's NOT a match made in heaven.... :-/

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    1. I've got a Lamy Safari too, I use it off and on and am pleased with it, but the nib is a little on the broad side for some of my work.

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  4. Looks like you got a good buy on the pen. Having a pen with a converter is always great so you can use your ink of choice. Good job on the sketches of the people in the previous post. Yes, they do move around and create a challenge to capture them.

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  5. It's just deciding which of my inks I prefer to use, lol. At the moment I'm with DeAtramentis, but might change it later on to Winsor & Newton. At least both inks are permanent, which is a great advantage when adding watercolours :)

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  6. What a bargain! When I was at school we started off with fountain pens and bottles of ink which brings back memories for me. I also used to use cartridges which were so much easier... but I've never heard of converters before, very interesting.

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    1. I find converters so much easier for filling the prns these days. Still enjoying this pen 👍🙂

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