OK, I've got one, really, but BESIDES my husband, I am really enjoying playing with my Hero pens...
Like the Duke that Laure Ferlita featured in this video, the Sailor pen mentioned in this post,
and a number of others, the Hero calligraphy pens are Japanese (oops, I meant Chinese, I knew that! Duh...), and have a different configuration than Western calligraphy pens. They have a bent nib that makes a wonderfully brush-like mark, depending on the angle you hold the pen...
|Depending on the angle you hold the pen, you can get very fine to quite broad, bold lines...|
They also range from very inexpensive to rather more...I've bought a couple of Hero pens on eBay for under $10. It's the luck of the draw on really inexpensive pens, but they ARE fun to play with! I'm looking forward to getting a bent-nib pen of somewhat better quality, though I don't think I'll be getting one from a Living National Treasure like the Sailor pen described here: http://www.sailorpen.com/nagahara-story.html
|Bent-nib pens are nice for quick sketches like this one of my cat, Merlin...they really have a brush-like quality, here.|
|Notice the varied lines, here...|
|Introducing my mini-video!|
|Of course you can use them alone, under a watercolor wash, or into a damp wash as I did in this super-quick sketch...I couldn't resist adding a sketch of the pen itself, sketching!|