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Parker Sonnet Metro Special Edition 2018 Ballpoint Pics And Impressions



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I was given a Parker Sonnet 2018 special edition, of the Metro variation of the special edition. This was a pleasant surprise - I did not even know that there were Sonnet ballpoints before I joined FPN last year.

 

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The Metro variant of the special edition are pens with black bodies and chrome-coloured caps with a city map pattern over the metal. The black plastic body feels like some sort of organic material, not unlike MB's "resin" plastic, to the touch. The map pattern's tactile sensation is matte. Metro pens have palladium trim. Pictures of the Metro fountain pen can be found in this thread: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/348767-parker-sonnets-sterling-metro/

 

Here are some more pictures of the pen.

 

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This pen has datecode P, standing for the 4th quarter of 2017.

 

The pen is not very light; it feels substantial and well-made. In comparison to a Jotter flighter the pen is noticeably heavier. In writing with an oil ink refill it does not require any pressure. Gel refills are even easier to write with. In comparison to the Jotter concerning writing, the Jotter kind of makes me write faster. The Sonnet, as a result, can feel more leisurely and relaxed.

 

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Lovely.

 

Parker does most (if not all) of their range in FP/RB/BP +/- pencil.

 

I had a lacquer sonnet to mark a special occasion a few decades ago and still have it to this day. They are lovely pens and nicely balanced.

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Nice review! Looks like a great pen.

Thank you. It is. With ballpoints it ultimately is a matter of the refill quality of course, but the pen is very well balanced as Tanalasta observed.

 

Lovely.

 

Parker does most (if not all) of their range in FP/RB/BP +/- pencil.

 

I had a lacquer sonnet to mark a special occasion a few decades ago and still have it to this day. They are lovely pens and nicely balanced.

 

The twist action is also extremely smooth. The newer Parker refills (non-gel) are also very pleasant to write with.

 

Congratulations on your beautiful gift. You are truly appreciated.

 

Thank you for your kind words. I surely hope so!

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