Another cheap Chinese FP: the Wing Sung 3008 piston

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After waiting for five weeks, the Chinese piston fountain pen I ordered from E(vil)bay finally arrived: the Wing Sung 3008. Its body is supposed to be inspired by the TWSBI 580 fountain pen and the nib from Lamy's. I must say I am pleasantly surprised by this FP that writes smoothly straight out of the box. The plastic might seem somewhat cheap and not very durable, but all the pieces hold and fit together quite well, and will last as long as it's being taken care. The value for money is incredible (less than £2 shipped from HK). It has a screw cap and the piston filler has some kind of mechanism that clicks when locked.





 
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That's a bit of fun! I'm waiting on a Jinhao 911 for the princely sum of £1.31 delivered. I've got a Jinhao 599 already as a transparent demonstrator, akin to yours.

Certainly not bad pens by any means.
My previous purchase is still on its way to Britain (it's been weeks ...), a Jinhao 886 (one of their rare original creations).

 
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It's ugly as hell but who can complain about style for that price!? :D

Congratulations on a nice find!

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Pitralon forever - Real pens have a nib - If it doesn't tick, it's not a watch.

I read somewhere that demonstrator pens were created a little before WWII, to show potential clients how fountain pens work in shops.
 
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That's a bit of fun! I'm waiting on a Jinhao 911 for the princely sum of £1.31 delivered. I've got a Jinhao 599 already as a transparent demonstrator, akin to yours.

Certainly not bad pens by any means.
I wonder if an EF Jinhao is actually EF... I ordered a F Jinhao 599 (mk1 - the metal one) from AliExpress. Arrived in something like 16 days without issue and unfortunately writes like a M which just doesn't suit my writing...back to the Faber Castell Loom + Bock EF nib combo...
 
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I have a coouple of Jinhao X750s which I think I paid less than £2 each for and that included delivery. The nibs needed a bit of smoothing and they write rather wetter than is ideal but for the price they can't be faulted especially as they include a converter.
 
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