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£5 Parker Sonnet - Weird Nib



Hvostik

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Hello, everyone. First post - please, be kind.

 

So, I came across a CT Flighter Sonnet (1994 version) at a charity shop I volunteer at.

Marked "Sonnet Q.I France". Old Parker logo - arrow through ellipsis(?). Feather engravings on clip are distinct and sharp - good sign.

 

However, the nib seems 'off'. See images - too much tipping, and layered to form a ridge on upper part. Blob of tipping on end if tip (no pic, as couldn't fix pen to microscope in that position). The engravings are nowhere near as sharp as the ones on the clip- not sure if this indicates an issue. It writes fine though... Not as wet as I would have liked, but hey, for a fiver, can I really complain?

 

So, my questions are:

Do you, penthusiasts, think it is genuine?

If so, is the nib's condition a problem?

Should I attempt to sand it down using micro-mesh?

Should I return it?

 

As a sixth-form students, I don't think my budget will stretch to a whole new nib unit...

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It writes fine though

 

Case closed. What else would you want it for to be worth a fiver?

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quote ................... "can I really complain?" - obviously you can, and you have - but for the money you shouldn't :) ​ the date code on your pen indicates it was made in 2000. Assuming you have your own photo library on your pc, then edit and re-size if you wish ............then type your reply. When happy with the text go to the 'More reply options' over on the bottom right and this will guide you through the attachments of whichever pix you want to add.

​The sequence should be ........... browse then attach then up-load - hope I have that correct.

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