Hero 237-1 Accountant pen
"The Hero 237-1 pens arrived and
they are great! My wife, an artist, particularly likes the fine line for
sketching in her daily sketchbook. My father was an accountant and I grew up
using his Sheaffer fountain
"Norm, I just wanted you to know
that my mom STOLE my Hero 237-1 accountant. What the heck? These pens are
so good a mom steals it? Well she did not actually steal it. She guilted me
into giving her one. Good thing I bought two. Still loving it and the
"Pen arrived today. It's exactly what I needed for the editing work I do (I teach a journalism class). I've got a Sailor extra-fine point, and it's not as fine as the Hero you sent. What's amazing is that even with a steel point, it writes smoothly...." J. U., Urbana, IL
"I received the pens today. The 237-1 Accountant pens are very good writers, and the Pilot 78G pen with a fine nib point is simply terrific - a very smooth and capable writing instrument!! I also wish to thank you for the handwritten note using a variety of nibs and inks - much appreciated." K. S., Malta
"Hi, Norman - The 237-1's came yesterday
afternoon. I inked them immediately. I tried them all out and liked them, but
wanted to wait until I had a real chance to put them through their paces
before I wrote to you.
"I received the Hero XXF today. It's a
super-smooth nib for an XXF--I was pleasantly surprised! For the price the pen
is a steal. Thanks again for your great service."
"After writing with it off & on for a couple of
hours, it finally dawned on me that there had been absolutely no problems
getting the pen to write. How many times have I filled a new pen only to have
to shake it like a madman, squeeze a cartridge, twist a piston, or press down
hard on paper while drawing lines over & over?
"Norman, just wanted to let you know I received
the Hero Accountant pens last week, and they're wonderful - it's the finest
point I've found in a fountain pen, and I'm surprised at the quality for this
price. Thanks again!"
"Hi Norman, I just had to tell you that I received
my 2 Accountant pens the other day, & I absolutely love everything about them!
The pens themselves look great, the slightly smaller size fits perfectly in my
hand, & the smoothness of the pen on any kind of paper is just so wonderful.
Thanks so much - these pens are a wonderful treat for a fountain pen lover
like me, who doesn't have much money to spend."
"The Accountant pens arrived today! Am I glad I
got two of them. They write so smoothly and the XXF nib is just perfect for my
"Norman, I just received my new Hero 237-1 "Accountant" pens - THEY ARE FABULOUS!!! I tend to like a finer nib on my pens, and have found most to be a bit scratchy . . . . Not these . . . . They have a VERY fine point, but write like butter. As usual, your products are everything you claim them to be. I look forward to using these pens at work, and dispensing with the ball-points and roller-balls that I have in my desk, you know, the ones that skip or leave big blobs of ink. Thanks again." T. H., Vancouver, WA
"Hello Norman. I love the pens. They draw a fine line, but do not skip. Filled one with Chocolat and the other with Lake Placid Blue. These are great checkbook pens. They would probably be highly regarded by "Moleskin" devotees." J.G., Fredericksburg, VA
The 237-1 Accountant pen has the same overall design of the 237 Cerulean that many of you will remember we carried for many years. The main difference here is that four colors are now available...the barrel end is black...the Chinese characters for 'accountant pen' are imprinted on the barrel....and most important, this pen has an XXF, perhaps even an XXXF nib! I seriously doubt you'll be able to find a finer line than that produced by this pen.
The pens measure 5-1/2" capped and 5-3/4" posted. It borrows its outer design elements from the Rotring 'Rivette'. However -- unlike the Rotring -- when you remove the cap you'll see that the pen sports a hooded steel nib like a Parker 51, and has the added feature of an "Ink-Vue" window incorporated within the aerometric filler -- visible with the slip cap off.
So, even if you're not an accountant, this makes for a terrific, inexpensive knock-around pen that lets you write where other fountain pens can't -- and you won't have to worry about running out of ink for a long, long time !
IMPORTANT SERVICE NOTE: Every nib that ships from His Nibs is closely examined under high magnification and tuned or adjusted if needed. About 85% of modern nibs need some adjustment out-of-the-box from the manufacturer for an optimal writing experience. Most commonly, the tines of the nib are misaligned -- which would cause scratchiness at the minimum; the slit between the tines is partially or fully closed -- which would starve the nib of ink and at best cause skipping; or the slit between the tines is too wide -- which will either again cause skipping, or conversely, flooding. There are other factors -- such as separation of the nib from the feed -- that are inspected and repaired before any pen leaves the Palace.
The only 100% guarantee of course comes when the pen is actually filled with ink and written with for the first time, but our pre-shipping inspections and tunings have eliminated 99.99999 (my finger is getting tired) of the frustrations that a customer experiences when first using a new fountain pen. Although this can be time-consuming on occasion, it affords our customers a much more pleasant experience when receiving a fountain pen from His Nibs -- and saves us the frustration of dealing with returns!
Ordering Procedures & Returns
International customers, please note, we will not falsify shipping documents
Please send your order and shipping address (along with any questions) to:
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If you would like us process your credit card directly instead, then please email us:
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Warranties and returns
If an item proves to be defective, in most cases the manufacturer's warranty will apply. However, please email us first so that we can determine the easiest way to resolve the problem to your satisfaction. In the case of fountain pens -- which are a bit more individualistic than other writing instruments -- what may at first appear to be a defect (hard starting or poor flow for example), can in almost all cases be resolved with a few simple 'tweaks' to the nib, which we'll be happy to guide you through or perhaps suggest returning to us for adjustment.
Should you wish to return a non-defective item within 3 days of receipt because it doesn't suit you for some reason, again please email us and we'll arrange an exchange, credit or refund (minus any shipping/insurance charges), if the item is returned in an 'as new' condition. If you've dipped a fountain pen to try its writing characteristics, kindly clean off any ink residue prior to shipping -- to save us both a nasty surprise .
We want you to be happy with your purchase from HisNibs.com and hope to have you join the ranks of our many long-term, repeat customers!
Revised: May 25th, 2013