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The Wing Sung 237
Posted 03 September 2011 - 00:53
I have quite a few different Wing Sungs, and had not inked many of them as, when I first tried them several years ago, I found performance rather variable, too often with too much tooth (almost catching).
Last week I was reviewing a document with many changes and needed several colors of ink to annotate those changes. I took out 3 identical Wing Sungs with different color barrels and looked at the nibs under a loupe. Two did not have the tines aligned perfectly. A little work with smooth jawed pliers prior to filling and lo and behold, I had three smooth performers with no further nib smoothing needed. I can live with the need for a little nib adjustment on pens that cost a small fraction of most that I own. I can see that I will be using them more in the future.
Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:15
Posted 03 September 2011 - 07:47
Your WingSung review brought to mind the WingSung 220 I bought last year.
Paid US$18 for 10 pens. Came in 3 colours..Red, Green, Brown.
I grounded half of them from fine to cursive italics.
Here are some pictures to share:
Posted 26 May 2014 - 23:50
I just ordered this pen form china, look forward to using it. Any chance this can be converted to an eyedropper?
Posted 27 May 2014 - 18:57
I dunno. I saw an Ink Nouveau video on how to eyedropper fill a pen and as a result there are little dots of Kung Te Cheng all over my grandparents' dresser from attempting it with some pen or other.... After that little fiasco I stick to the filling system a pen already has!
As to this particular pen, I now have it -- thanks Uncle Red! I don't use it a lot but I do like it. While he may have thought of it as a "cheap-feeling" pen, I think it's better than two of the Guanleming pens I have (the #193 "calligraphy" [fude] pen, and the 2001 Demonstrator [on which the cap finial broke off, leaving the screw threads still inside the cap]. The 237 is a pretty color, writes nicely, and has a bit of heft to it -- more so that I would expect on a $5 pen (and nicer than some of the vintage 3rd tier pens I have, including an Arnold for which I foolishly paid two to three times what the pen was worth -- I feel *extremely* sorry for whoever got suckered by the same Ebay seller into paying even more than the $30 I dropped).
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth