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Parker S0808710 Sonnet Fountain Pen, Medium Nib - Black Lacquer Gold Trim
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The Sonnet is enhanced pen design - it's the quintessential Parker pen and one of Parker's successful collections. Combining long lasting, contemporary style with a distinct choice of balanced pen sizes, diverse modes and high-quality finishes, the Sonnet writes smoothly, feels comfortable and looks sublime. Sonnet, the definitive Parker style. The darkest possible gleaming, black lacquer, with valuable gold-plated trim and a V-shaped, arrow-patterned, gold-plated, stainless-steel nib. True product from Parker. Buy from major authorised dealer only.
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The looks: The pen its self is very nice. The silver is slightly less shiny than that on the photo but the golden nib is very shiny. It looks perfect while its open - similar to the photo, but when it is closed it lacks a bit of gold - giving it quite a dull look and not making it stand out: In this aspect I prefered the "waterman expert gold and black laquer".
The feel: I really like weighted pens: this is one of them. It is not as heavy as the IM but I feel it has a preferable weight. It is fairly smooth to the feel considering that it is a chiseled pen. Although the laquer does not completely fill the "gaps created by the chisling of the silver as I expected it to do. I think I prefer it this way - it is what makes the pen special.
The writing experience: This is the reason you buy this pen. I am unsure as to whether it performs better than the othe sonnets but it is just perfect. You need to apply no pressure at all and it writes extremely smoothly. You can not compare this pen to the paker IM's as those 'scratch' the paper - even though they are nice to write with. I also owned a "waterman expert gold and black laquer" temporarily - that wrote on the paper without scratching it (unlike the IM's). However; the sonnet doesnt feel as if it is writing on the paper. It is almost as if it is flaoting on it.
Cons: The pen, at closer examination, was chipped on the silver surface. This was very clear on one spot and less obvious on three others. For a £160 pen this is not acceptable.Read more ›
The other thing I wanted to know was how smooth is it to write with.
First, the nib flexes slightly if you press down as you write, which means you can make the line fatter depending on how you press as you write. I will have a good play with that while I am bored in a lecture.
Secondly, the nib has a slight, very slight amount, of scratch to it. It is not uber smooth like my Waterman Carenes or Parker 61, but this pen costs under 40 pounds and for that I think this pen is a bargain. I hope to reduce the scratch as I write with it. This is minor, I like smooth pens and I am happy to write with this pen.
It is far smoother than my Parker Rialto Matt Black medium pen I have tried to use for years, which also has a steel nib.
The stainless steel of the cap and badge is another reason to get this pen if you use it daily. It may not look like the best pen in the world, but the steel is hard wearing and there is no paint to get scratched off leaving chip marks in the paint finish.
The pen comes with a piston convertor, so I wasted money buying another convertor to use with bottled ink. There is also a cartridge included in the box.
You can remove the nibs very easily with these pens and change them. Turn the nib and grip the black part of the pen beneath the barrel, so the nib unit pops out, and replacement nibs can be screwed right back in.
To sum up, I think this Parker Sonnet is a bargain for under 40 pounds, and it writes nicely. It might not have the wow factor of a fancy paint job, but the pen will look like new for longer due to the steel exterior.
This has so far been perfect...nice size and shape for my hand. Writes very well with the left hand. Also nibs resumes writing quickly on a monday after a weekend of not using it. Comes with an ink converter so can use the specific colour that I use!
Just as other gold nib Sonnet, it writes beautifully, wet and smooth and virtually with no line variation. Consistent and never skip (thus far). It makes me a very happy man with this purchase.
The first one I purchased came with a bent nib and had to be returned. The second one I received had the scratchiest nib I have ever used (even on pens costing just a fraction of the price). No amount of bedding in would improve the experience. And to top that, the pen suffered very badly from drying out after just two days of filling. I wouldn't be so cruel as to try and sell this on to someone, and it is now sitting at the back of the cupboard somewhere gathering dust.
If you really want a good, cheap Parker fountain pen, I can highly recommend their IM range - costing around £20 these are fantastic writers and are a joy to use.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great presentation, beautiful present. Writing easy and smoothPublished 11 days ago by Francy Niozza
Excellent pen we looked at this in a specialist pen shop for our daughters graduation. At £200 we went for a coffee to think about it and quite happy to pay that price but thought... Read morePublished 24 days ago by ForestBoy
Has the wow factor. Writes really well. Beautifully presented including a converter. Really pleased.Published 4 months ago by Catherine
Got this one as a present for a special friend. It was my first Parker, as it was so highly recommended here by allot of guys. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Andreitalos
i have the red version with gold trim of this pen which i have had for 7 years and it was bought as a gift for my 40th,however it has hardly seen any use as the the nib creaks like... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paul Wilson