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Wing Sung

Wing Sung is a Chinese fountain pen company that is known for its highly affordable pens. These pens — generally speaking — have excellent quality and very reasonable prices. Wing Sung made a name for itself in the lower end of the market (sub-$2 fountain pens) but also makes very high quality pens at $25-$50 price points, like the excellent Wing Sung 699.

Some of our favorite fountain pen from Wing Sung include the 3010, the 699, and the 3013.

Fountain Pen Cartridge Guide

In theory, using a fountain pen cartridges should be easy — you insert one into your pen and you start writing. In practice, they are rather confusing. Some cartridges only work on one brand of pen, some work on lots of pens… and they all look alike! Cartridges are rarely labeled well and the downside of messing up a cartridge installation can be a broken pen (bad) or a leaky cartridge (often worse).

This guide will answer most common fountain pen cartridge questions as well help you visually identify which cartridge is which.

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Best Chinese Fountain Pen of 2022

Wing Sung 3003 Fountain Pen

If you are shopping for a very affordable — as in sub-$30, sub-$20, or even sub-$5 — fountain pen and you want high-end features like screw-on cap, included converter, or piston-filling mechanism then you will almost certainly want a Chinese fountain pen.

These pens have made incredible advances in the last decade and now offer a set of features and a price range that makes them distinct and interesting type of fountain pen unto themselves.

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Wing Sung 3007 Fountain Pen

Wing Sung 3007

The Wing Sung 3007 is an affordable, fountain pen that is a clear clone of the Kaweco Sport series (specifically the Skyline Sport and Classic Sport). The 3007 is a Chinese fountain pen that sells for about $3. It has a steel nib, includes a converter, and accepts both Hero and Parker cartridges.

The Wing Sung 3007 has a clear feed as many of the Wing Sung pens do, and some interesting flourishes, like a finial.

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Wing Sung 3003 Fountain Pen

Wing Sung 3003 Fountain Pen

The Wing Sung 3003 is an extremely affordable (under $3) Chinese fountain pen. It’s a clear clone of the Pilot Prera, which cost about 10x as much as the 3003 and while the Wing Sung lacks much of the Pilot’s polish and extras, it remains a very good pen. The nib on the Wing Sung 3003, in particular, is quite good and more than makes up for any of the pens shortcomings.

While the 3003 resembles the Prera in a number of ways — mostly the clip, cap design, and the uses of colored plastic pieces at the ends o the pen — but it lacks the Pilot pen’s distinctive dot print on the cap as well as its prominent body sticker.

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