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Wingsung 812 Fountain Pen Review


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#1 Finepoint87

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:21

Hello. Today I am goint to do a review on the WingSung 812 fountain pen. I haven't really heard a whole lot about the WingSung 812 until I managed to purchase some on Ebay. I have used quite a few WingSung fountain pens in the past.
I hope you enjoy this review.Thanks.
Sincerely - Finepoint87

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#2 fjoly79ink

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:27

Finepoint87: this is a great review.  I foremost appreciate the pictures of the pen and your handwriting detailing your review.  What ink and paper were you using?  I am guessing the paper is Clairefontaine but not sure.  As for the ink, can you share?

and thanks again for sharing your review!

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#3 Finepoint87

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:53

Thank you :).The ink I am using is Pelikan Royal Blue. The Pelikan 4001 ink series is affordable & dependable. Pelikan 4001 is cheap enough that you won't break the bank, & nice enough it won't mess up vintage pens. I am not quite sure what paper I am using off the top of my head, but I can get back to you.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 15:07

Hello. Today I am goint to do a review on the WingSung 812 fountain pen. I haven't really heard a whole lot about the WingSung 812 until I managed to purchase some on Ebay. I have used quite a few WingSung fountain pens in the past.
I hope you enjoy this review.Thanks.
Sincerely - Finepoint87

Thank you for the nice review of a nice pen. The writing sample looks lovely too. I have an emotional attachment to  wing sung pens, used their 233 model while in school some 32 years back and still have 2 of them. Enjoy your pen.

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#5 Finepoint87

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 21:12

Hello som_g. I appreciate your interesting story. It is always nice to hear when other people also like the same pen brand/ have stories about it. The WingSung fountain pen brand is my favorite. WingSung fountain pens have proven to be dependable, attractive,& pleasing. My favorite fountain pen would have to be the WingSung 235.

Edited by Finepoint87, 17 July 2017 - 21:13.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:46

A very light pen that would never become smooth unless thousands of pages are written and the nib can break anytime without any cause and the inkflow can stop anytime, thanks to the rubber sac fillers -- sorry I liked Wing Sung, Kinsin, Hero, Lily etc before I was familiar with their originals --the Parkers and the Sheaffers. The chinese pens look very beautiful though and ofttimes prettier than the 'originals' -- this I must admit.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 17:52

I appreciate your feedback.
Being the owner of a WingSung 812 & a vintage 1952 Parker 51, I can't personally agree with you. All the WingSungs I have used have proved to be excellent fountain pens, flowing with ease onto the paper.My Parker 51 has a gold nib & it writes relatively smooth. My WingSung 812 & a few of my Jinhao fountain pens rival the smoothness of my Parker 51 with ease.

Sincerely - Finepoint87

Edited by Finepoint87, 19 July 2017 - 17:55.


#8 Finepoint87

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 17:57

Each is his own. No hard feelings.
Sincerely - Finepoint87

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 18:19

I appreciate your feedback.
Being the owner of a WingSung 812 & a vintage 1952 Parker 51, I can't personally agree with you. All the WingSungs I have used have proved to be excellent fountain pens, flowing with ease onto the paper.My Parker 51 has a gold nib & it writes relatively smooth. My WingSung 812 & a few of my Jinhao fountain pens rival the smoothness of my Parker 51 with ease.

Sincerely - Finepoint87

I think parban is almost certainly referring to the time around 30 or 40 or more years ago when he was at school. The QC of Chinese pens was notoriously bad then but has increased dramatically in recent years, and can now be comfortably positioned between European pens(not so good and continually getting worse as time goes on) and Japanese pens(best) in terms of reliability and QC.

 

There are many people on the forum though who will never like Chinese pens, whether they've used them or not and no matter how good they become, simply because they consider it to be beneath them.


Edited by Bluey, 19 July 2017 - 18:37.

Mediterranean blue, Asa Goa, China blue, Royal blue, Sapphire blue, Indigo, Washable Blue....the colours of the rainbow.


#10 Finepoint87

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 23:42

Interesting. Most of my WingSungs are 1980's & 1990's pens, such as the WingSung 812. I appreciate your feedback.
Sincerely - Finepoint87

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 23:48

Well I'm sure not every one of them will be


Mediterranean blue, Asa Goa, China blue, Royal blue, Sapphire blue, Indigo, Washable Blue....the colours of the rainbow.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 04:24

To pass along some rumors that I have no ways to verify: WingSung has separate production lines, some types only available in China, some types only available to abroad. When producing pens to abroad, to show that how great China fountain pens can be, they put materials in the pen that way above the retail price, especially in the nib.

 

Unfortunately, I am living in China, using Wingsung through my childhood and never liked them much. Then I bought some Wingsung pens around 2010, supposed to be some new old stock fountain pens got stuck in HongKong, never sold, they are good writers, some writes better than my Pilot, Sailor and Sheaffer. 



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 04:59

This one has the arrow on the nib section over the nib just like on the P61. Does it come in gold trim only or does it also come in chrome trim? Is this pen from the 80s/90s or is it a current production?
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#14 Finepoint87

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 02:19

The WingSung 812 comes in this black/blue color aswell as a gold plated variant. To answer your question, the WingSung 812's arrow only comes in gold. The WingSing 812 is a NOS 1980's/1990's fountain pen. Any modern WingSung such as the 698 won't even remotely resemble this Parker 61 esque style, atleast from what I have seen.

#15 Finepoint87

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 02:24

I have heard of the Hero pen company having NOS & current/modern Parker 61 reproductions, but most if not all WingSung pens made before the 2000s are NOS since the WingSung pen company shut down in the late 1990's to be later revived & absorbed into the Hero pen company in the mid to late 2000s/2010s, which is evident of the start modern WingSung pen production.

Edited by Finepoint87, 21 July 2017 - 02:24.


#16 Stefan-Ionut-Marius

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:45

I recently bought myself, a wing Sung 812 in gold and it is on the way from China .I look forward to ghet them, i love classical Chinese hooded nib fountain pens . Together with the wing Sung 812 i ordered a burgundy red Hero 616 Big with a golden cap , a hero 329 Golden cap (burgundy red of course) , a red hero 616 - 2 and a Black wing sung 730 . They Will join the other pens from my collection : Hero 340 , Hero 329 Stell Cap , Hero 330 , Hero 336 , Hero 332 , Hero 007 , Hero 338 Steel , Hero 565 , Hero 616 Small , Hero 616 Jumbo (doctor) , Hero 616 - 2 Small , Wing Sung 412 , Wing Sung 712 , Wing Sung 612 A , Wing Sung 802 , Wing Sung 803 , Vens 329 , Jin Hao 911 , Golden Star 707 , Rainbow 239 . I used Chinese pens all the time from the early years of school, from childhood until now at the age of 37 . My first fountain pen was bought by my parents in the 80'S and it was a Golden Star 703 fitted by the retailer with a 14 K gold nib .


Edited by Stefan-Ionut-Marius, 06 August 2017 - 09:46.

I love Fountain Pens, with hooded nib in the classic style, Parker 51/61 type .
 
 
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 23:48

Wow, where/when did you find four of these for $9?  One costs more than that today.  I like a number of the 20th century Wing Sungs -- certainly anything with the "claw" nib such as the 220, 333 and 500.  But these pens seem to be disappearing from eBay and rising in price.  Today "Wing Sung" is just a label put on a variety of pens without much family resemblance. 

 

I would agree that the Made in USA Sheaffer pens were better engineered, but if you adjust for inflation they were much more expensive.  Just recently I looked at some Chinese pens that write well but the part that punctures the cartridge is made of plastic.  Even in the Sheaffer Dollar Pen it was (stainless?) steel cut off at an angle to created a point to cut into the cartridge.  And this was done by screwing the section into the body so that the body held the cartridge firmly in place.  But even used Sheaffer Dollar Pens go for more than most Chinese pens on eBay.  And it is hard to find those in the XF nibs that are standard on many a Wing Sung.  So both have a place in my collection.








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