The Parker Sonnet is a modern fountain pen with a lot of fans, and many haters. It has been in the Parker line up since 1993 (15 years) with many transformations. Touted by the company as the writer's pen some times it just did not write :) The consensus today is that once you get one going it is a highly enjoyable pen. I will try to post in the page information about this modern pen
- The cap opening - regulations and drying of the pen (COMING SOON).
- The section - an exploded view with parts and points of trouble (COMING SOON).
- The nibs (COMING SOON)
- The models (COMING SOON)
- Spot the fakes:
- My article on Penhero ((written on 6/26/04 and updated on 10/24/04)
- Stylophiles article (by Bill Riepl)
- Defects that can help you recognize fakes
- Joins, when the plastic meets the metal
- Clip / etc..
- The boxes of the fake Sonnets
NOTE 2: With the many Sonnet fakes sold on ebay, at this point I would suggest (unless you feel adventurous) that you buy a pen only from Brick and Mortar Shops or from online retailers that have 100% perfect reputation (Pam Braun, Swisher Pens, and Pendemonium). There are specific ebay resellers that I know have bought fakes in the past, and chances are that they are or will be selling them on ebay. Ask me for a particular name if you wish to tell you my opinion about a specific ebay seller.