I found that Hero has put out a new calligraphy pen, and ordered one from Todd Nussbaum at isellpens immediately and within less than 48 hours it arrived in my mailbox. (Isellpens is a match for Jet Pens for rapid responses to orders.)
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I haven't had a chance to take any sample photos, but it is one smooth writer, not too easy to load, but it can be used with cartridges. It comes with 3 nibs, 1.1; 1.5 and 1.9. The converter is a little unusual, and with less than perfect vision it took a few tries to discover it has a slider at its upper edge. It is a light weight pen, and on the small size but has a nice feel in the hand. I loaded it with Noodlers Brown 41, a new favourite, and had a good time scribbling or is that calligraphy.
I've only tried the 1.1 but it appears to be smoother than my Lamy Safari 1.1 nibs and seems to have a tiny bit of flexibility. It comes in several colours and is very affordable.