After several months I can now write my own review.
Is it a good replacement for the Lamy Safari?
|Close up of ring between body and nib section|
Probably not if you have the cash for the more expensive, and more reliable Lamy.
The Hero is a good look-alike, but it may be just that. After removing the cartridge and cleaning it out, the cartridge nearly fell apart and the small black ring that separates the body from the nib section slipped away so quickly I nearly lost it.
|Converter (included in purchase)|
The cap is a tight fit and has trouble coming off, although virtually no trouble going on.
The nib is just average, and not as smooth as any of the Lamy Safari or Al-Star's I've owned.
|Hero 359 Closed|
|Hero 359 Open|