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#1 Preetham

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:16

Hi all,
this is a review of my Parker Sonnet black (CT). While browsing online for different styles of Parker Sonnet's, I came across this pen. The chrome appointment on the black lacquered body caught my fancy, with its understated elegance. Finally, after three weeks of admiring the same, I picked up the Sonnet from William Penn. Though the pen is small in my hand, it is a perfect fit with the cap posted. The only drawback I noticed after three weeks of constant use is that the lacquer scratches easily where the cap posts. The nib point is a medium and the nib itself is made of steel. I like nibs that write wet and the Sonnet did not disappoint me. The pen came with a deluxe Parker converter which was very stiff at the beginning. Since I fill this particular pen once in two days, the converter has eased up a bit on me. The cap is push type and snaps on and off with a firm click. The base material for the body is brass on which multiple layers of paint has been applied to achieve a glossy finish. Compared to the size, I found the pen a bit heavy, maybe because of the all metal construction. All said, the Sonnet is a sturdy writing tool, and my experience with the pen has been satisfactory.
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:32

that is a well written review, preetham and your pen exudes class.

i am sure that it will keep you company for many years.

would you pls. care to share which penn store you bought it from and how was the service there?

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:42

Hi Preetham,

Nice review indeed...

Could you share the amount paid for the Sonnet.
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#4 Preetham

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:50

Thank you Krishna, for the encouraging words. I brought this from the Penn outlet in Bangalore. The salesman was very courteous, and showed me the whole range of pens they carried. They had a Sonnet tester pen which I wrote with before buying mine.
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that is a well written review, preetham and your pen exudes class.

i am sure that it will keep you company for many years.

would you pls. care to share which penn store you bought it from and how was the service there?

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#5 Preetham

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:58

Thanks Saket!

Hi Preetham,

Nice review indeed...

Could you share the amount paid for the Sonnet.



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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:18

Thank you for your lovely review.

I think the pen looks very elegant. I bought the all stainless steel version due to a bad experience I had in the early 1980's with a Parker 25. My Matte Black P25 had the laquer scratched off by posting the cap, and I have been very cautious about laquered pens since. I have no experience of this with a Sonnet, but it may be worh not posting if you can avoid it (though the Sonnet is a short pen & you may find it less comfortable).

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:30

Thanks Richard. Yes, the chrome on black looks real good. I have no other option but to post the pen(Small pen, big hand syndrome) :lol:. As far as this pen is concerned, I have to sacrifice cosmetic appearence for comfort.

Thank you for your lovely review.

I think the pen looks very elegant. I bought the all stainless steel version due to a bad experience I had in the early 1980's with a Parker 25. My Matte Black P25 had the laquer scratched off by posting the cap, and I have been very cautious about laquered pens since. I have no experience of this with a Sonnet, but it may be worh not posting if you can avoid it (though the Sonnet is a short pen & you may find it less comfortable).

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:52

Nice review Preetham. Years back my little sister gifted me a Sonnet Lacque Firedance, superb pen. I have since bought several sonnets.

BTW did you know that Luxor, the official Parker distributor in India, is offering a 40-50% discount on Sonnets bought directly from them via their ebay store?

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:04

Thanks Hari! Fountain pens received as gifts hold special significance over the ones we buy. The pattern on Sonnet Lacque Firedance is amazing.
The link is much appreciated, since I came to know from Saket that I had brought mine for a premium :roflmho: Anyways, its a joyous experience using the pen. This wont be my last Sonnet though.

Nice review Preetham. Years back my little sister gifted me a Sonnet Lacque Firedance, superb pen. I have since bought several sonnets.

BTW did you know that Luxor, the official Parker distributor in India, is offering a 40-50% discount on Sonnets bought directly from them via their ebay store?

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:14

Thanks Hari! Fountain pens received as gifts hold special significance over the ones we buy. The pattern on Sonnet Lacque Firedance is amazing.
The link is much appreciated, since I came to know from Saket that I had brought mine for a premium :roflmho: Anyways, its a joyous experience using the pen. This wont be my last Sonnet though.

Nice review Preetham. Years back my little sister gifted me a Sonnet Lacque Firedance, superb pen. I have since bought several sonnets.

BTW did you know that Luxor, the official Parker distributor in India, is offering a 40-50% discount on Sonnets bought directly from them via their ebay store?

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IMO, the service and personal attention at William penn more than compensates for the cost difference, moreover you could test the pen before you buy.

Do try the modern Parker Duofold, it will be a better match for your 149. haha.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:30

Lol Hari, leading me onto a new obsession - Modern Parker Duofold :ltcapd:. Thanks for putting the purchase of the Sonnet in perspective. There is a difference between buying online and at a dedicated pen boutique. That, I have to agree.

Thanks Hari! Fountain pens received as gifts hold special significance over the ones we buy. The pattern on Sonnet Lacque Firedance is amazing.
The link is much appreciated, since I came to know from Saket that I had brought mine for a premium :roflmho: Anyways, its a joyous experience using the pen. This wont be my last Sonnet though.

Nice review Preetham. Years back my little sister gifted me a Sonnet Lacque Firedance, superb pen. I have since bought several sonnets.

BTW did you know that Luxor, the official Parker distributor in India, is offering a 40-50% discount on Sonnets bought directly from them via their ebay store?

Link


IMO, the service and personal attention at William penn more than compensates for the cost difference, moreover you could test the pen before you buy.

Do try the modern Parker Duofold, it will be a better match for your 149. haha.

Best
Hari



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Posted 19 October 2011 - 18:13

Please dont trust Luxor on ebay.......they have very bad service.........they ahipped me an older edition of the pen......my sonnet does not have metallic base at bottom of the cap....

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 19:25

I apologize that I am not the subject but I forgot how to open a new forum.Can someone explain me?Help please.Thank you all and i apologise again.
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 22:41

Nice review and it mirrors my expereince with my red lacquer that I've owned for almost 2 years now. I've not had a problem with the finish scratching but then again I tend not to place the cap on the pen as it feels so well balanced without it. When I first got it, it felt so different from the Frontier I had been using that I had a negative reaction to it and found myself using the Frontier. It took a little time to reverse the practice and the Frontier has been sitting idle most of the time.

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I apologize that I am not the subject but I forgot how to open a new forum.Can someone explain me?Help please.Thank you all and i apologise again.
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You simply select the start new topic link at the bottom or top of any forum. And this was a wonderful review; I may have to take another look at the Sonnet.
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Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:14

Nice review and it mirrors my expereince with my red lacquer that I've owned for almost 2 years now. I've not had a problem with the finish scratching but then again I tend not to place the cap on the pen as it feels so well balanced without it. When I first got it, it felt so different from the Frontier I had been using that I had a negative reaction to it and found myself using the Frontier. It took a little time to reverse the practice and the Frontier has been sitting idle most of the time.

Thank you Brian. if the body of the pen was a little longer, I would have used the pen un-posted(who am i to question a timeless design?). The lacquer looks too good to be spoiled. Initially, I wrote without posting the cap, but found it uncomfortable. I have to say one thing about the Sonnet though. It begs to be used- posted or not.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:20

And this was a wonderful review; I may have to take another look at the Sonnet.
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Posted 21 October 2011 - 15:21

thank you very much kcoen52

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 04:59

Thanks for the review... It sure came at a perfect timing. I am one click away from ordering one actually and wanted to see what other people thought. I'm truly looking forward to receiving it now.
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Posted 22 October 2011 - 17:18

Glad that this review was of use to you. Thanks






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