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Yongsheng533 And Hero 266 Double Review


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#1 bluemagister

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 02:46

A good friend sent me 2 budget pens and I did a little writing test and included some photos of the pens. I really like both of them quite a bit, especially since the YongSheng/WingSung is a PERFECT fit (both in size and aesthetics) for my Bic Madison/Atchison jr. padfolio and the Hero 266 is a skinny but smooth writer that got me plenty of compliments from my Chinese co-workers who appreciate that I can use an excellent fountain pen instead of a cheap ballpoint. What follows are lots of photos (hosted on my own space, so no need for the admins to worry). The Hero 266 is the silver pen and the YongSheng 533 is the black lacquer pen. Many thanks to FDJ for the hookup! He's got a real nose for finding top value pens!

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Edited by bluemagister, 14 August 2010 - 03:32.


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Posted 14 August 2010 - 03:10

'Yong Sheng' is the correct Mandarin pronunciation of 'Wing Sung'.

#3 bluemagister

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 03:32

'Yong Sheng' is the correct Mandarin pronunciation of 'Wing Sung'.



Thanks! I made the correction in the text.

#4 shadowsforbars

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 13:12

You make a good point - that pens at this price point compete with ballpoints. Pens in the cayman mouth style always make me smile; what other pens do that? Thanks for the review.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:53

Thanks for the review! Interesting little pens with odd little hooded nibs. They look kind of cool that way!

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 01:15

Here's one more pic with a comparison - has the Hero 266 capped and un-capped; the YongShen 533s in each color beside a TWSBI, a Hero 616, and a Pilot VP. edit again: added one w/the blue.

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Edited by mrloco, 20 August 2010 - 01:22.

There never was a body that give the undertaker a tip.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 00:46

'Yong Sheng' is the correct Mandarin pronunciation of 'Wing Sung'.


Ya...says who?

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 04:55

The Red Chinese government. They standardized pinyin back in the fifties with Mao. That's why we don't call Beijing Kaoya Peking Duck these days... :wacko:

Nice pens, by the way. How does the finish hold up on those pens? Although my experience with Chinese pens have been generally positive I have yet to see one whose finish lasts well.

Edited by kuno, 17 October 2010 - 04:57.


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Posted 17 October 2010 - 13:12

I have many Hero pens that I'm very satisfied with. I like the colour of your ink. Hero 266 looks good to me and will get a few for myself.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 14:53

Nice pens, by the way. How does the finish hold up on those pens? Although my experience with Chinese pens have been generally positive I have yet to see one whose finish lasts well.


Thanks. The finish is holding up pretty well though I only bought them early August--not enough to wear the finish much. I do carry a Yongsheng 533 in my pocket in a daytimer wallet (like the one in my avatar) so it does get abused a bit. No noticeable chipping yet.
There never was a body that give the undertaker a tip.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 03:35

The Red Chinese government. They standardized pinyin back in the fifties with Mao. That's why we don't call Beijing Kaoya Peking Duck these days... :wacko:

Nice pens, by the way. How does the finish hold up on those pens? Although my experience with Chinese pens have been generally positive I have yet to see one whose finish lasts well.


Oh...so you're siding with Chairman Mao, eh?:embarrassed_smile::notworthy1::headsmack::rolleyes::bunny01::thumbup::crybaby::roflmho::cloud9::puddle::eureka::mellow::drool:

Edited by dsatco, 21 October 2010 - 03:36.


#12 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 15:11

Loves my Heroes.

The Wing Sung looks pretty spiffy, too. Thanks for the review and I really appreciate all those pics!

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 11:03

love heros, also yong sheng.
both of them are may daily pens.

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 00:18

The finish on my Hero 616s is very good and has worn quite well. I use their barrels to replace some of my Italian Scolastica barrels and caps when they wear out; they happen of the same size, exactly one centimetre in diameter






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