The Wing Sung 3008 is an affordable, Chinese-made fountain pen. It features styling that is very reminiscent of that of the TWSBI Diamond 580 but is much more affordable ($60 vs about $4). Like the Diamond 580, the 3008 is a demonstrator pen with a polycarbonate body and a piston filling mechanism.
The 3008 is a piston-filled pen that is most commonly sold with an extra fine (EF) nib that measures at 0.35mm and a fine (F) at 0.5mm. The pen uses a steel nib and a clear plastic feed that shows off the ink as it runs from the reservoir to the nib. The pens metal hardware (clip, etc.) is sold in both chrome and gold colors. It uses a screw-on cap.
One of the most interesting features of the Wing Sung 3008 is that the nib is interchangeable with Lamy’s Z nibs (Z50, Z52, Z55, Z57). It might not seem logical to put a $14+ dollar nib on a $4 pen, but this gives your Lamy nib a piston-filled pen or gives your Wing Sung an instant performance upgrade.
The 3008 is slightly larger than the Wing Sung 3003.
Wing Sung 3008 Fountain Pen Information
|Street Price||Check Price|
|Pen Type||Fountain Pen | Piston (built-in)|
|Body Diameter (mm)||12.6 mm|
|Grip Diameter (mm)||9.8 mm|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Length Capped / Retracted (cm)||14 cm|
|Length Posted (cm)||17 cm|
|Length Uncapped (cm)||13 cm|
|Weight (g)||24.2 oz|