"Hi. Thanks for the handwritten and sealed note! Your
Nibs logo on the seal looks great. I prepared the Hero with a washing out, and
it worked perfectly from the first stroke. No wonder you’re still selling this
pen after 14 years!...I
am amazed at how smooth the pen writes!...Wrote with the pen tonight. Still
baffles me how good it is… and I have 21s 51s and a 61!"
"Hi Norman! The Hero 330 arrived on the 20th of December, in excellent order. Both the ink and pen are lovely to look at. I can truly understand why the 329 and the 330 were picked to start with, they are exquisite pens for a reasonable sum! I love the way they perform, and the Private Reserve Sepia colored ink flows beautifully. The only reason I had to order another because my 14 yr. old son commandeered it for his own use once he used it to fill out some page-tabs. I haven’t seen hide nor hair of it since!!"
P. T., Westmoreland, TN
"The Hero 330 arrived the 15th in excellent condition. I inked up and was surprised at how fluid it felt for such a light pen. The nib, as usual, is representative of your high standards. The pen writes silky smooth (especially so for a very fine nib) and has never failed to start writing immediately, even after carrying it around for three days in 95+ degree heat, in my pocket, without being used. As its is an inexpensive pen, I have no qualms about stuffing it in my jeans pocket and charging out the door. I have Several people wonder at me for carrying a Parker 51 around like that. I am obligated to explain that I purchased it from your web site. I then am asked (happily) to write down the web address for them. Hope to send some customers your way!!"
P. T., Westmoreland, TN
"My Hero 330 arrived today with
the cholat ink. I am so pleased. The last time I used a fountain pen was in
the fifties! There were no ball points or rollerballs, only pencils and
fountain pens. This pen is a delight to use! The right fine-ness. I love the
ink. The write is smooth, fine and the color just right. Thanks."
"Hi Norman, Received your fabulous Heros
[referring to 329 & 330 pens] yesterday. Thank
you again for the great service. Very much appreciated! The pens are really
quite great. The quality is fine but what a lovely surprise when you discover
how they feel when you start writing. Absolutely wonderful! I don't want to put
it down! THANKS SO MUCH, Norman."
"It is a wonderful writer! It's light, well
balanced and gives a smooth crisp thin line with a bit of a bite. Great pen! As
a matter of fact I would like to order one more Hero 330 (burgundy) from you for
"I received the Hero pens Wednesday, and I
have to say that I'm impressed. I like a fine nib, but fine nibs can be a little
scratchy. Both of my Hero's are smooth with excellent flow characteristics. The
burgundy 330 will become my everyday pen. Thank you." L.T.,
The Hero '330' series has been a perennial best-seller of the Hero line. Like the '329' series, these pens have hooded nibs, designed to recall the Parker '51' and '61'. Just above the nib is an arrow symbol insert, much like that found on the Parker '61' (although certain customers that it's the 'Star Trek' emblem <G>). They measure 5-1/4" capped, and 5-1/2" posted. They lay down a 'very' fine line, have aerometric-style 'pump' converters for bottled ink (with an ink-view window), and spring clips (with the name 'Hero' engraved upon it). They have gold-toned slip caps, which have the Chinese characters for 'Hero', '330' and 'Made in China' etched upon them. These pens seem to write forever!
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Burgundy $15.00 Sold out
Dark Green $15.00 Sold out
As with all new pens, I recommend to run a dilute solution of dishwashing soap (two or three drops to a small bowl of water) through a new pen a few times, followed by water only. Step one is effective at removing manufacturing oils that can tend to make the ink less than enthusiastic in heading from the converter/filler to the nib, and step two removes the traces of the detergent you've used...which tends to have the opposite, diuretic effect.
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:
We will email you back with your order total (PA residents please add 6% sales tax)
Credit cards, for the quickest fulfillment of your order, are accepted through PayPal, a secure site allowing you to use your credit card without us even seeing the information. If you'd like to make use of this credit card service, please let us know when you email your order and address, and we'll email you the appropriate Request for Payment, and instructions for the simple payment procedure (you don't need to join PayPal to use it).
If you would like us process your credit card directly instead, then please email us:
1. Card # (dividing this number in two, between two emails, will
If you'd rather pay by money order or check, kindly make payable to:
ship via insured Priority Mail
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: March 7th, 2014