|Courtesy of Parker|
I have a soft spot for that time, when with my Walkman filling my ears with 80's goodness, I rode the rails of Japan - going back and forth to various teaching jobs. And it was on one of these rides I was introduced to this pen from Parker - or at least an earlier version. The interior walls of the trains were the perfect billboards for advertising. And the 90's version of this pen rode the rails with me as it was one of the Sonnet pens that Parker was promoting to the metro Tokyo area on the JR Line.
Don't think that advertising like that works? Guess again, I became somewhat obsessed...
But lucky me, Wendy presented me with a beautiful blue marbled version of the Sonnet on our first anniversary.
I think it says a lot when a company can introduce a product that stands the test of time like this! It is as strong a design as it was then - and I am still drawn to it.
This Parker Sonnet is known as the Ciselé Sterling Silver, and here are the vital statistics -