Parker Sonnet Fountain Pen 18k Gold nib
we're today carrying Parker Sonnets!
In the event that you’ve been following me personally on Instagram, you might have noticed that and right here. This is certainly mostly because we’re not quite a big firm, therefore the photographs on Instagram are of pencils that I’m actually making use of and glasses of beverage that I’m in fact consuming from. While might be able to inform that i've had my Sonnet inked up since I have initially first got it.
Some people may recall whenever I got my Parker Sonnet and I also fell in love. We sometimes get new pencils just to take a look at and find out if we’ll like them or if we’ll carry all of them when you look at the store, so we have actually several fantasies in works coming, nonetheless it’s hardly ever that I will mention all of them regarding web log when we don’t really have concrete plans to deliver all of them in. I made an exception the Sonnet given that it had been just that pen for me personally. As soon as i obtained it, I understood i needed to hold all of them.
Here’s the storyline of exactly how my Sonnet and I also came into existence best friends: our Parker sales rep, Mike B., sporadically comes by with new cost listings and catalogues and things, which definitely i enjoy. But like most price lists, the Parker cost list only has these teeny tiny photos of pens, truly just indeed there for research, alongside all the numbers about prices and designs and product codes.
For the longest time we missed seeing that the Parker Sonnet will come in a “Brown Rubber” finish, which naturally I experienced to try. After a moving mention to Jon, we bought the pen, so that as I’m sure perhaps some people can empathize, experienced the wait time of handling and shipping from your regional pen dealer 😉
To Jon’s shock, I had blithely purchased an 18k gold-nibbed pen, and had been happy as punch when it appeared. I think he was quite amazed at how soft the nib had been, until he discovered it was a gold nib. He was reasonably unimpressed at the time, although now he is thinking about one for himself. Which is not surprising, as this is really among my all-time favourite pencils.
There’s just something about the size plus the body weight therefore the look plus the nib with this pen making it perfect in my situation.
The Parker Sonnet is today's classic style of pen. it is a bit over-looked inside fountain pen world – we notice a lot about Sailors and Pilots together with Lamy 2000, not excessively concerning the Parker Sonnet. Possibly it's because it’s perhaps not also showy, such as exactly how a Lamy Safari might be noticeable from crowd, but a lot more of a timeless sort of pen. It’s a stylish, understated, but still substantial-feeling pen.
The Sonnet is a cartridge/converter which takes proprietary Parker pieces. This has easy cap, which posts on straight back.
This might be some a weightier pen, almost amazingly therefore, perhaps because I’m used to writing with lighter pencils. it is made from material, nonetheless it’s maybe not very heavy, even in my situation, although I usually choose less heavy pens. Its weight offers it a stability, whether you post the cap, which does post securely regarding straight back if you’d like to. I compose along with it unposted, but I have smaller fingers.
The Brown Rubber finish is naturally my favourite – it's truly a texturized type of plastic, in addition to silver grid design is etched in, in order to have the surface for the barrel and cap in the event that you operate your hands over them. I personally really like the grid structure on the barrel of this pen – it’s quite classic searching, as well as provides the pen a tactile high quality.
Although best benefit of this pen could be the nib! A surprising and wonderful nib.
In most cases, Sonnets need steel nibs, although Brown Rubber in addition to black gray, and some other people we don’t carry, have actually 18K silver nibs. The silver nib is soft! it is maybe not a flex nib, nonetheless it may be rather tuned in to your writing.
Listed here writing examples were done on lifestyle Japanese Stationery and Clairefontaine 90gsm Seyes Ruled report, with Diamine’s Ancient Copper and J. Herbin’s Eclat de Saphir.
Both metal in addition to gold are relatively damp, sufficient reason for just a little of stress, you can view a lot of shading! Smooth and moving, with just a hint of scarcely obvious feedback. They are Western nibs, as opposed to Japanese, so they really will run-on the wider part; these nibs might be comparable to Lamy nibs.
The metallic nib can be quite receptive for a steel nib, that'll normally be quite stiffer than gold. You can get the littlest little bit of line difference. This writing sample is a medium metal nib.
The Sonnet is similarly shaped and sized to its popular vintage sibling, or possibly great-uncle?? – the Parker 51. And of course both have the classic Parker arrow clip.
Today, we never truly figured myself most of a rose gold individual, not much a green individual, but now that I have the TWSBI Mini in White & Rose Gold (today stopped as a result of production prices, but may 1 day be resurrected) and also this Parker Sonnet using the Brown Rubber and Rose Gold trim, i do believe i have to actually be a green gold individual.
My top couple of pencils turn around a lot, but also for the final short time, this Sonnet is on ready. That is really one of my favourite pens. The styling and fat and dimensions are ideal for me, as well as the nib is damp and responsive to my writing.
You should check aside additional information on the Parker Sonnets we now have readily available, however if you check us out on Instagram, you’ll probably end up witnessing a lot more of this pen on there, also! I think Jon might go for a dark gray or even the classic black & silver Sonnet – he claims he likes the Brown Rubber better for surface, but we can’t have two in family members, today can we…