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New Wing Sung 14k Gold Nibs


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I've seen several new releases from Wing Sung with new full size 14k gold nibs. All seem to be 146 clones, but with some variation (for instance, the Wing Sung 625 on Ebay has the option of rounded or flat finials, and a solid or striped ink window). The nib engravings strongly resemble those of Sailor. Has anyone tried these gold nibs, and if so, what do you think? 

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I think the gold nibs for some of their pens has been around for quite a while.

The latest one I noticed was the 601.

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They are around since at least the 1950's, when Hero/WingSung/GoldenStar were founded.

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51 minutes ago, VillersCotterets said:

Several reviewers on YouTube are happy of theirs…
 

 

Thank you, I'll check those out. The bottom video seems to be a model similar to the one I saw

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I bought one of the new ones - white with gold trim, almost a clone of the 1911L gold model. The nib was scratch, but Gena Saloreno tuned it, and now it's very nice. The sailor is nicer though, but a lot more expensive.

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I know the pens with smaller nibs, like the 698, have been available with 14k gold nibs for a few years.  I hadn't seen anything with the larger nibs like the 699 until recently, though. 

 

I ordered one on a Piston Fill 699 in November and it showed up last Tuesday.  I have been using it this week with some simple Parker Quink and it is quite nice.  It does have a little more give than the steel nib on my 698 and 626 but it still takes quite a bit of force to get some line variation out of it.  Not much feedback out of it.  It's no Sailor nib but I much prefer it to any of the Platinum or Pilot gold nibs that I have used.  To be fair, I think I had a bad run with Pilot though since I have never owned one that I would consider anything close to smooth or even pleasant.

 

I don't regret the purchase.  It's as good as I would expect for the price.  I don't get hooked on the idea of gold nibs though and don't see any significant improvement over the steel nib on my 698 (one of the best in my collection).

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