The venerable Parker 51 fountain pen design could be considered the 'pen that will not die', as it has had so many imitators over the decades. Long considered the most successful fountain pen design in history -- based on the numbers sold -- even those Parker sales have been dwarfed by the countless millions of similar pens sold throughout China, Eastern Europe and the rest of Asia since the 1940s.
The Wing Sung 613 is another homage to this iconic design -- but with a twist. Unlike the original pen, or the Hero 616 to take a current example, the Wing Sung doesn't employ the traditional 'squeeze', 'pump' or 'aerometric' filler system. Rather, it makes use a piston converter (which many prefer these days), which also allows the use of Pilot-style ink cartridges.
The pen has very similar dimension to the Parker 51 'standard' size, measuring 5-3/8" capped, 5-3/4" posted and 5" with cap held aside.
What I'm calling the Mustard/Khaki color is a bit misleading in some of the photos -- due to the light source needed to capture the pen itself. It's rather a more muddy color than some of the brighter-looking photos on this page. I'd say the closest to reality it this one, which I actually had to filter (and consequently the white background looks blue!) So, the color in the photo to the right is a bit more accurate than the photo of the hooded nib below!
This will probably be the first 51-type pen that you've had that will occasionally rattle! That's due to the metal ink-agitator within the ink reservoir, designed to break the surface tension of the ink so that it doesn't adhere to the reservoir walls and impede smooth ink flow.
This first order came with the 3 colors shown, but in subsequent orders I hope that they have the black and dark green available as well, as show here.
As with all new pens, I recommend to run a dilute solution of dishwashing soap (two or three drops to a small bowl of water) through a new pen a few times, followed by water only. Step one is effective at removing manufacturing oils that can tend to make the ink less than enthusiastic in heading from the converter/filler to the nib, and step two removes the traces of the detergent you've used...which tends to have the opposite, diuretic effect.
IMPORTANT SERVICE NOTE: Every nib that ships from His Nibs is closely examined under high magnification and tuned or adjusted if needed. About 85% of modern nibs need some adjustment out-of-the-box from the manufacturer for an optimal writing experience. Most commonly, the tines of the nib are misaligned -- which would cause scratchiness at the minimum; the slit between the tines is partially or fully closed -- which would starve the nib of ink and at best cause skipping; or the slit between the tines is too wide -- which will either again cause skipping, or conversely, flooding. There are other factors -- such as separation of the nib from the feed -- that are inspected and repaired before any pen leaves the Palace.
The only 100% guarantee of course comes when the pen is actually filled with ink and written with for the first time, but our pre-shipping inspections and tunings have eliminated 99.99999 (my finger is getting tired) of the frustrations that a customer experiences when first using a new fountain pen. Although this can be time-consuming on occasion, it affords our customers a much more pleasant experience when receiving a fountain pen from His Nibs -- and saves us the frustration of dealing with returns!
Ordering Procedures & Returns
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Warranties and returns
If an item proves to be defective, in most cases the manufacturer's warranty will apply. However, please email us first so that we can determine the easiest way to resolve the problem to your satisfaction. In the case of fountain pens -- which are a bit more individualistic than other writing instruments -- what may at first appear to be a defect (hard starting or poor flow for example), can in almost all cases be resolved with a few simple 'tweaks' to the nib, which we'll be happy to guide you through or perhaps suggest returning to us for adjustment.
Should you wish to return a non-defective item within 3 days of receipt because it doesn't suit you for some reason, again please email us and we'll arrange an exchange, credit or refund (minus any shipping/insurance charges), if the item is returned in an 'as new' condition. If you've dipped a fountain pen to try its writing characteristics, kindly clean off any ink residue prior to shipping -- to save us both a nasty surprise .
We want you to be happy with your purchase from HisNibs.com and hope to have you join the ranks of our many long-term, repeat customers!
Revised: January 18th, 2020