Recently, a friend shared with me that one of the biggest retailers in Singapore is selling Hero fountain pens, and she got some at a really good price.
As a lover for cheap fountain pens, I decided to explore the place.
And to my surprise, they offer quite a handful of Hero fountain pens, and the prices are reasonable.
I left the shop with 8 pens, of which, 7 were sent to Unit Kingdom, and one for myself.
The pen does not come with any beautiful packaging or box - just a pen inside a plastic cover, sealed with a Hero company sticker (it doesn't bother me at all).
Pen: Hero 372 Fountain pen
Leather Cover: Rugged black and brown leather riveted pocket notebook cover (from E2 Field Gear)
Here's what I feel about the pen:
- The weight is well balanced.
- The extra fine nib writes smoothly.
- It comes with a convertor, but I am not too comfortable using the convertor; I used a Kaweco ink cartridges instead.
- Aesthetically, it doesn't portrait itself as a cheap pen.