Shanghai Hero Pen Company

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The hooded nib of a Hero pen.

The Shanghai Hero Pen Company, popular for its Hero (Chinese: 英雄) fountain pens, is a Chinese company. Founded in 1931 as the Wolff Pen Manufacturing Co (Chinese: 上海华孚金笔广), it was renamed in 1966 to the current name. Later on it's generally referred to as "Huafu" which is a Pinyin rendition of the Chinese name.

Some of its brands of fountain pens include Hero, Wing Sung, Lucky, Huafu, Xinming, Guanleming, Xinhua, and Gentleman. The design of some of its Hero pens such as Hero 100 resembles that of Parker 51.

By the 1990s, the company's Hero brand of fountain pen had earned a high reputation among Chinese, and had come to be known as the best in the country.[1] Hero pens were also popular in the world during the 1980s and 1990s.

Hero Pens are popular among users of fountain pens in India.[2]


  1. ^ Beijing review. Beijing Review. 1992. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Chakrabarti, Pritha (5 March 2012). "Vintage pen lovers find a fortune in old city". Times of India. Hyderabad. Retrieved Sep 19, 2015. 

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