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Soffer 31 Review


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#1 krokens

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 21:24

Soffer 31 is a FP made in Spain by the end of the 50's. As you can see in the photos, it is another imitation of the Parker 51/21.

I've got the pen through ebay some days ago. I inked it with Montblanc Irish ink to perform the test.

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Appearance

Very similar to the well-known Parker 21/51. Made in plastic with a metal cap. The clip is fully close to the Parker's.
The pen is light, lighter than other Parker 21's that I have. I think that this difference in weight is due to the worse quality of the plastic and the metal.

Filling System

Aerometric. Exactly the same system and design than the Parker 21. Easy to fill and no problem at all with the filling system.

Nib and Performance

Nib is very fine. In my opinion is XF, but I don't have any reference. I was really surprised with this nib. The first impression was that it was a bit scratchy, but after writing some pages, the nib became very smooth. It's a pleasure to write with the pen, even though I don't like so much the extra fine nibs. Also, I didn't have any problem in the feeding system. Ink flows very well without any failures.

Cost and value

This is a collector pen . The cost was around USD20 (15€). For this price I think that Soffer 31 has a very good cost/value ratio. Pen writes very well.

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#2 watch_art

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:25

Here's one! Here's one!
http://global.ebay.c...0277750273/item

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#3 kuno

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 12:29

The sac in the ebay listing above looks clear. I wonder if they used Pli-glass (or a modcop of it) in the pens?

#4 krokens

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 20:49

Here's one! Here's one!
http://global.ebay.c...0277750273/item



I bought mine to this seller. Great one!! (no relationship at all)






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