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Sheaffer Crest Tucky Vs WingSung 237


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#1 Green Maned Lion

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 21:54











Sheaffer NoNonsense and WingSung 237.

Contrary to common belief, the WingSung really does write like the old Sheaffer.
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Posted 03 January 2007 - 00:44

I have both a really love the wing sung. What wonderful pen for the money and unlike the fake Parker Sonnets the wing sung is up front with its predigree.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 02:22

Perhaps a silly question, but why not just buy the original?

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 02:47

I'm rather ignorant when it comes to Sheaffers... What is it that makes the triumph nib great?

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 16:45

What made the Triumph nib so great?

It's VERY smooth. Usually quite rigid, writes through a single carbon easily. Manifold versions will write through multiple carbons with ease. Some flex models exist, but most are firm to rock hard.

It will write very nicely on the top of the nib as well as the bottom, finer line with the top. This is one reason for the "upturned" tip -- the other is that it is stronger than a flat or downturned nib in high pressure use.

Very unlikely to separate from the feed due to excessive writing pressure (although I have seen fractured welds on the earilier versions).

Almost impossible to spring or wear out.

Parker used a tubular nib in the 51, 51 special, 41, and 21 Super, similar in principle to the Triumph although of much different design, for the same reasons.

It appears that a firm, robust nib was what the market wanted in the 40's and 50's.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 21:23

I also have a Wing Sung 237 (brown), which is always in my planner. The pen is a great value, smooth writing, good looking. My 237 writes an extra fine, extra dry line upside down, but is still smooth as butter.

This pen isn't a triumph nibbed sheaffer, just like a Hero 100 or 329 isn't a "51", however, the Wing Sung and Hero pens are good writers (in my experience), have classic looks, and are pens I'm happy to use.

thanks for another great review of a more budget minded pen, Green Maned Lion!

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 21:34

Thanks for the quick primer. So, essentially they're very durable, reliable, smooth nails? Sounds very interesting. I'll need to keep an eye out for them when I visit the marketplace forum / green board.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 22:19

hisnibs.com sells them for $15 plus shipping.

no affiliation, just a satisfied customer.....


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Posted 05 January 2007 - 00:29

Nice comparison.
These are nice pens for the money and I have a few of them too on the other brands page of my site at: www.isellpens.com .

#10 Green Maned Lion

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 19:47

QUOTE(johnr55 @ Jan 2 2007, 09:22 PM)
Perhaps a silly question, but why not just buy the original?

I wanted one to carry around and beat up. I'd feel guilty doing that to a vintage. Also, this was cheap. And you never know if you are gonna get a good filler with fleabay Triumph Sheaffer's
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#11 helius

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 20:52

How flimsy is the cap? It looks like one of the cheaper Hero caps. I have (and love) my Hero 330, but I'm always afraid that I'll squish the cap every time I uncap the pen. sad.gif

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 23:20

The pen feels inexpensive, no question. The cap isn't THAT bad, but does not feel particularly substantial, either.
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 04:43

Sounds like it's much more substantial than my 330. smile.gif

The problem with these Chinese pens is that there are so many models, and they're priced so low (relatively speaking) that I just want them all. roflmho.gif






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