ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Parker Sonnet Fountain Pen Rollerball, Ball-Point Pen Review

Updated on August 16, 2011

Parker Sonnet

Parker Sonnet collections pays tribute to classic fountain pen design, endowing its writing instruments with elegance and hints of wit – all spiced with the brand's unique direct, unfettered design approach. Sonnet gets the closest to a true luxury and fashion-conscious line in Parker selection, featuring precious metal plating (sterling silver, gold), and high-tech inspired decoration (stainless steel, titanium).

Coming in fountain pen, roller-ball, and ball-point pen writing systems, all items carry the classic arrow clip, and a cap bordered by a metallic top and a broad ring; two thin alloy rings delineate the sections. Nib, stainless steel or solid gold, are either single or two- tone, the latter models bearing rhodium plating or highlights.

Perhaps to counterbalance the memorable mosaic design of the Duofold, Sonnet offers a range of square patterns, cross-hatch and others, to produce a strong effect of sophistication. Together, the two patterns reflect nature and city, chaos and order.

Parker Sonnet Fountain Pen
Parker Sonnet Fountain Pen

Design

Sonnet pens combine a tubular barrel, a tapering and long section that widens towards the end from which the nib extends, and a generous cap. When capped, the pens repeat the classic cigar shape employed in the industry since its inception. Colors include black, red, metallic, gray, and subtle beige in the sterling silver plated filigree models.

Ball-point slim variations opt for a more modern design, shortening the section to a minimum, and displaying nickel (palladium plated) glossy trims.

Comparisons

Because of its traditional, familiar template, Parker Sonnet resembles, and simultaneously rivals a range of collections from other brands. Sheaffer Agio, Waterman Expert and Hemisphere in particular echo the contours, while Waterman Perspective and Montblanc steel Meisterstuck in barrel and nib decoration and engraving.

Within company assortment, Parker Premier stands out as a relative of the Sonnet, though the former segment has more in common with the Art Deco inspired Waterman Charleston.

Comments

Submit a Comment

No comments yet.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)