Type High-end modern fountain, ballpoint, and mechanical pencil set
Product Name Sonnet (this is the first version with the thin cap bands).
Manufacturer and Year Parker, France -- made in the mid-1990s (date code on the fountain pen is a clear llI (1994) on the cap. The ballpoint has a IIL (1993) date code. The mechanical pencil has a IIP (1997) date code). The official launch of this model was in 1994, so these are some of the earliest Sonnets made.
Length Fountain pen: 5-1/4"; Ballpoint pen: 5-1/4"; Mechanical Pencil: 5-1/4"
Filling System The pen takes Parker style cartridges, or you can fill it with bottled ink via the included Parker piston converter. The ballpoint pen takes standard Parker ballpoint refills. A working refill is installed. The pencil takes 0.5mm leads, which it extends via the twist-click mechanism (you twist the cap piece extend lead one click). We'll include a small packet of leads.
Color Laque Firedance finish of black and red lacquer in a lovely pattern with gold plated trim.
Nib MEDIUM gold plated nib is marked M on the feed. (We usually see 18k nibs on these early Sonnets, so this nib may be a replacement from one of the lower tier Sonnets. We've priced the set accordingly.)
Condition New, mint condition, in Parker box. The fountain pen has never been inked. This is a gorgeous, deeply colored set, with great shown and in wonderful condition. At most there is a tad of microscratching on some of the trim. All imprints and date codes are clear.