Hero 340 Fountain Pen
Manufacturer/Model: HERO Shanghai China/ 340
Year of production: 1990s
Filling system: Irremovable lever bladder ink converter
Nib: Stainless Steel "F" fine size
Material: Gold Plated Metal
Length (pen closed): 132mm
Condition and information:
Listed here is a Hero 340 Fountain by the Hero Company which is probably the oldest and largest pen producer in China. With a wide sales network and strong technical background, the company has become the major fountain pens supplier throughout Asia, now and in the past. They often looked up to the European and US manufacturers in the hope to match their quality and design, which some may claim are on par with all of them.
The body of the pen is crafted in solid metal gold plated cap and barrel with beautiful lined design. The cap and the clip feature fine “Made in China” and “Hero” engravings.
The cap is fitted with a spring-loaded clip, which retracts into the cap instead of bending when being pulled. The flexibility of the clip allows it to be easily hanged over a thick fabric of a pocket or a notebook cover, without it actually bending or possibly getting damaged.
It's no secret that Hero and other pen makers copied some of the western designs, as this pen is obviously a nice retake on the famous Parker 51 and later the Parker 61 with its grip section incorporated arrow. This arrow on the original Parker 61, was proposed in 1989 by the designer Don Doman as a solution to the confusion that the pen users had deciding which side was up and which was down on the hooded nib pen. However, there were some problems with this design, and even when the arrows were molded the pen users were complaining that they were falling off. This pen features the same grip inlaid arrow, however we haven’t seen one falling off yet. Which may mean that this part is even made better on this pen.
The pen uses a aerometric squeeze filling system which is easy to use and draws a good amount of ink and will be perfect for long writing sessions without worries. It is fitted with an F size smooth hooded nib, the nib tip is crafted in high-quality iridium which doesn’t wear off. The hooded nib prevents the ink from drying out even if the fountain pen is sometimes left open, it also contributes for better physical protection.
The pen features a pull off cap which posts very deeply and securely giving the pen longer length and balance.
It fits right in the hand whether posted or not posted providing for a comfortable writing experience with no hand fatigue.
The pen comes in mint condition packed in its original vintage Hero carton box.
This item is covered by our 1 Year Full International Warranty at no additional cost. The terms of our Warranty are very simple, meant to give you a secure and trouble-free buying experience.
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