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RandyBrown
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Oct 25, 2017
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Ordered another low cost fountain pen on Amazon and it arrived today. It’s a Wing Sung 698 Piston (demonstrator), I paid about $21 for it. Came with a fine gold nib installed, an inexpensive felt pen case, and an extra converter mechanism. I loaded the pen with Pilot Iroshizuku yu-yake (burnt orange) ink without hesitation and all went very smoothly. The nib glides across the paper with silky smoothness. The end cap which pumps the piston actually snaps and locks down when done - this prevents accidental jarring of the end cap and piston when handling the pen. The cap seems to post securely and has yet to come loose. I love the translucent feed, it’s just another touch of eye candy that helps complete this near 100% clear demonstrator fountain pen. This is my first demonstrator and so far I’m enjoying it. Next on the buy list is the TWSBI Mini AL Gold.
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Theroc
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Oct 26, 2017
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Yes, the 698 offers more fountain pen for your dollar than anything else. If the brand name said Pilot or Lamy it would have topped everyone's fountain pen lists. I posted about it comparing it to TWSBIs and the Custom 92 here: https://www.massdrop.com/talk/1503/piston-filler-demonstrators
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Theroc
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Oct 26, 2017
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...and yeah that translucent feed takes the cake.
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