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  1. Hello, I have been a long-time follower here, but this is going to be my first post. So, I would appreciate your comments and suggestions. Recently Wing Sung came up with 3013, a new vacuum filler pen. I purchased mine from Bobby’s store on AliExpress. First, I want to thank Bobby for his good quality packaging and service. When I got the pen I briefly cleaned it using dish soap (and probably removed the silicone grease) and inked it with Monteverde Horizon Blue. Here is my review: Appearance & Design (8/10) Contrary to some comments I have seen about the pen, I liked the bulbous design around the belly. I got mine in purple, which kind of imitates the Pelikan M205 Amethyst in color. Sadly, I don’t have it to post comparison pictures. There are two things I don’t like very much. First, the cap and the filler knob have diamond faceted designs. I think it does not suit the round shape and the belly of the pen. I would really prefer a classic design in these two areas. The other thing which may bother some, but does not affect me is the step from the barrel to the feed. It is quite sharp. As I said it does not bother me but might affect you more based on your grip. The material does not feel great but I believe it feels much better than the 3008. I like the plain design on the nib of my 698 better but the nib design of my medium nib is also not bad. Construction & Quality (6/10) The pen has medium quality. As I said the material does not feel great but it is acceptable. The bigger problem for me is the construction quality. When I wanted to operate the filler, I accidently disassembled the whole mechanism. It allowed me to clean the pen but it really was not my intention. It works better now but you could see the shady quality especially on the threads. I don’t expect to pass this pen to my grand children so you should just beware. My 3008 has some stains from my limited use. I think I filled it three times and I can see each color in separate parts of the pen. The color of the 3013 will at least not show any staining if it happens. The barrel has an o-ring and it feels very solid when capping or uncapping the pen. I like it much better than Wing Sung 3008 or 698. Weight & Dimensions (8/10) The pen is hefty. It feels big in hand and has some weight. It has the size of a Lamy Safari when capped or uncapped so it is not a huge pen but the diameter and the weight make it feel quite big. For me it was a nice change as I do not have such pens in my small collection. The cap does not post but I prefer to use my pens unposted, so no issues there. Nib & Performance (8/10) I chose the M nib from Bobby’s store. I also have a 698 in Fine. The fine nib is smooth for its size but it also feels a bit scratchy and writes like a nail, especially if I do not use pressure. The medium nib was a nice change. I like the smoothness of it. I did not have to adjust the nib. This is a great relief as I don’t know how to do it. I am definitely happy with my choice here. I should say that the Fine nib on my 3008 feels smoother than the Medium on my 3013 but I don’t have big complaints. I had a drying issue when I first started using it. I left the pen with the nib facing down and went to have a coffee. It was writing well when I got back. The issue may be a result of insufficient cleaning. I had the same problem a couple of times. I think it might be related to cleaning but we are going to see. If it happens frequently than I would give the performance a 6. The problem that I have is that the ink pools at the two ends of the feed (as in the picture). I think there is a problem with the flow, may be due to production debris. Filling System & Maintenance (10/10) – As many people will do, I purchased this pen because it is a vacuum filler. I should say that I probably would have bought one if it was a piston filler because I really liked the color. I might even consider to purchase a Paili in Pelikan Aquamarine. It was my first experience with a vacuum filler. I am happy with the ink capacity and ease of use (Except for the little problem I had with disassembling the whole mechanism). I used some paper towel to clean the inside of the barrel, probably I will continue to do so because it will dry much faster this way. The ink does not go all the way to the top. There is a 2 cm gap on top of the barrel, but this capacity is enough for me. I usually do not fill my piston fillers all the way to the top. Cost & Value (8/10) I purchased the pen from Bobby’s store on AliExpress. It is now available with lower prices but I am happy with the service an especially the Medium nib option, except for the looks where I prefer the plain nibs on my 698. The good quality nib and the vacuum filling makes this pen worthwhile. I am happy with my purchase even though I have no idea about how long it will last me Conclusion (Final score, 49/60) I really liked the pen and the novelty of the vacuum filling. The color is nice, it feels better than its price. I would recommend it to someone who wants to try vacuum filling. For serious people it might be better to wait for Wing Sung 699.
  2. Hello, I am wondering what type of ink catridges do Wing Sung (for example 3659) pens accept. The bore hole is somewhat larger that the standard international
  3. What is this pen? What is the brand / producer / origin? What model is this? This is a pen given to me by my father in early 80-ties. I used it for a couple of years as my every day pen. I cannot identify the producer nor the model. Must be produced somewhere in 1970-ties ot late 1960-ties? Much likely to be from China ? Maybe Japan? Maybe someone is able to read the signature on the nib?
  4. Hello there , and i guess it's going to be my first post there >< So i'm getting myself quite a few pens that i guess i might later share info and my thought about, but i'm here right now to talk about only two, i'm looking at different pens and my eye caught an interesting coincidence, there 4 exactly similar pens with slight difference that are all copy of Pilot 78G, they are well known Wing Sung 659 (was a first test? + it's hard to aquire?), Wing Sung 3001(A)(second test of the same pen?) Wing Sung 9159(most newer pen?), and Hero 1202 all in transparent body or clear color as they call it. Most of them was already discussed there but i want to know what the major difference between 9159 and 3001A because they are easiest to aquire right now, if some of you guys have two of them pls share info on how they both perform and if is one feel like predecessor to another or not? i can see that 9159 on all photos and reviews have clear feed and nib that have Wing Sung logo on it + they can be purchased with full silver look to it and full golden (colored nib+clip+rings in this colors) also this model have word "Lucky" on the clip, is this all the difference to it? 3001A on the other hand doesn't have any logo on nib, only name of the company "Wing Sung", and cannot be purchased in silver, about feed idk i guess it's clear too and clip as i seen have word "Wing.s" on it in Hero 1202 and Wing Sung 659 i'm not that interested but i guess they all perform quite the same. Thanks in advance!
  5. http://jkn.media/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/wingsung698-e1503569981613.jpg Just got my Wing Sung 698 today. Since it is known to have a "soft" fine nib, here's how it compares to a Platinum 3776 14k Soft-Fine. While neither of these nibs are true flex nibs, there is definitely some line variation to be had. Without pressure, both write very fine, the 3776 more so than the 698. To write with line variation, the 698 takes more pressure to flex than the 3776, but BOTH seem to produce practically the same AMOUNT of variation. Ie. the end result is the same, but how you get there is quite different. Depending on your preference, the harder 698 steel nib may actually give you more control. As for the Platinum, the SF nib is indeed soft, taking very little pressure to flex. But the amount of travel the nib is able to safely flex is very short, resulting in line variation that doesn't come anywhere near a true flex nib. The Wing Sung 698 is now my EDC alternative to the Platinum 3776.

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