This was my first test with my new Hero 578 pen. I saw Liz Steel using one and it looked like fun, so ordered one for all of $18. And this is it below. It’s incredible quality for the money – solid turned brass….all of it. Makes it heavy but I really like the weight. The nib is extraordinary. It’s lovely and fine when held upright, and very broad and wet when angled down. It also writes beautifully using the back of the nib. So as you can tell I’m really enjoying it – gets through ink very fast though!