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Wing Sung 703 Nos: Handwritten Review
Posted 05 August 2010 - 14:49
These are mini-pens and bulb fillers, somewhat similar to the Hero 366, except that the Hero has a cigar shape and a silvertone cap, where the Wing Sung has flattened ends, goldtone trim, and a plastic cap that seats with a nice audible 'click.' Both have a clear clutch ring to view ink supply.
One Wing Sung was black, the other burgundy. I tested the black pen first with some dark-green ink I call Navy Green (a deep mix of blues, browns, greens and reds).
Alas, this black pen spewed ink all over my fingers, the barrel, everywhere. I cleaned it up and took a breath.
A bit cautious now, I filled the burgundy model with a much lighter ink consisting of one drop of the Navy Green and several of JH Orange Indien. The result was a light green ink. And this pen did not leak.
The nib is a nail, no doubt about it, but it writes fairly wet and lays down a consistent fine-medium line. The Hero's nib is notably smoother.
Review page scanned:
The Wing Sung, side-by-side with a Hero 366, laid on the test-page notebook (a Staples comp notebook, quad-ruled).
Would I buy it? Perhaps, if the price was right; the Hero 366 in bulk worked out to about three USD per pen, and none so far have leaked or balked in any way.
Bulb-fillers are cute; I like seeing the ink squirt up into the bulb. They don't have a huge ink capacity but that's never bothered me.
In all, though I think the Hero 366 would win any comparison, the Wing Sung seems a cute pen and would fit little hands very well.
Posted 05 August 2010 - 15:15
Need a pen repaired or a nib re-ground? I'd love to help you out.
Colossians 3:17 - And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Posted 05 August 2010 - 19:52
Posted 06 August 2010 - 04:52
they sure do...
i was reading on the forum earlier that Wing Sung makes a "sheaffer-snorkel-like" fountain pen, is this true?
(images from isellpens: http://isellpens.com/wingsung.html )
... and many more models with that type of triumph nib!
edited to add: triumph nib: YES! snorkle: NO!
Edited by lovemy51, 06 August 2010 - 04:55.
Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:44
Where could i get one of these?
Kind of You to ask (especially after learning that 1 of the 2 pens sent had a bad leak*)
About ten days ago I sent a handful off, from Shanghai, to speerbob.com. Assuming they get there
on time, He'll have them at the D.C. show. If there is a good response, perhaps Bob
will offer more on his site.
Best wishes to all, and my thanks to Sailor Kenshin for looking the pens over.
*the leak does not come 'standard'
Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:33
I have a thing for those.
The other Wing Sung that I owned is the one in Lovemy51's pic: the butterscotch color. Interesting finish and nib.
Posted 06 August 2010 - 20:00
Posted 07 August 2010 - 06:30
hi. look at the link under the picture!!!
Where could i get one of these?
Posted 08 August 2010 - 18:16
After a week or so, I have to give the WS the win in looks over the Hero 366. It just looks better. True, the Hero's nib is a bit smoother and wetter; however the Wing Sung seems to be 'smoothing out' as I write wtih it.