In China and most of Asia Hero pens are as well known and popular as Parker Pens are in the West and the Hero 616 is the most well known and popular pen in China.
The Hero 616 is similar to the Parker 51. Its a lightweight, well balanced pen with a plastic body, brass cap, hooded nib, and Aerometric ink filler.
The cap is brass, with a screw on detachable arrow shaped pocket clip, and thinly engraved parallel lines running its length ending at the base where the Chinese characters for HERO and the number 616 are engraved. The cap has a five fingered clutch similar to the Parker 51, the hood seals well around the inner cap to prevent it drying out. The cap does not snap on but slides on with an almost pneumatic feel and the five fingered clutch inside the cap grips the clutch ring on the barrel firmly.
To fill the pen, unscrew the barrel, put the nib in the ink bottle, and press the bar four to six times for a good fill. The clutch ring acts as a slender ink window that warns you when the pen is nearly empty. The nib is a Hero stainless steel and is a smooth, stiff, fine point. It is a hooded nib and has a collector very similar to the Parker 51.
Dimensions: 138 x 11mm capped. 128 uncapped. 147mm with cap posted.
Colour: Black with brass cap.
Construction: Plastic, brass and steel.
Nib: Hooded Hero Fine stainless steel.
Ink Filler: Aerometric press bar. NB. This pen does NOT take a convertor or cartridge. It only works with bottled ink.
About Hero Pens
Hero pens are made by the Shanghai Hero Pen Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of the Shanghai Hero Group Co. Ltd, a diverse multi-industry company, with thirteen subsidiaries, including the manufacture of pens, musical instruments, appliances, chemicals and real estate.
Hero Pen Co was founded in 1931 as the Huafu Pen Factory and in 1966 was renamed Hero Pen Factory. Hero pen brands include, Hero, Doctor, Happiness, Huafu, Xinming, Guanleming, Xinhua, and Gentleman.
NEW - Hero 616 Fountain Pen with Brass Cap - Green
- Brand: Hero Pens - China
- Product Code: HE616BRGE
- Availability: In Stock