I was scanning eBay the other day and came across an extra-fine nib fountain pen for the ridiculously low price of $3.99 including shipping. It seemed like a deal that was too good to be true!
When I received it, I was pleasantly surprised.
The Hero 9296 is called an Accounting Fountain pen. It is very a very compact pen and writes very fine. The hooded EF nib is very nice and great for precise writing tasks. I found the nib to be pretty smooth for an EF.
It has an all metal body and even comes with a simple converter.
In any case, the Hero 9296 is a great deal for the price!
Note: You can see a small paint bubble on the pen that is barely noticeable. IMHO, that doesn't detract from the value of the pen but adds a bit of character. The bubble is visible in the bottom photo.