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Posted 28 April 2012 - 15:34
The Soennecken 10 is a well-made pen that is not often found in the wild or anywhere, so I took first grab when I saw this pen was offered for sale from a fellow member.
Appearance & Design
The Soenncken 10 was a pen that was designed on the slim side, catering to those that favors the slimmer barrel. Soennecken 10 came in a few patterns; one of which is the green lizard that appears on the 222 series. Besides the lizzard pattern, it also came in stripe design that appears on the 333. I am not sure which series came first, but seemingly they share the same celluloid designs used on different models; similar patterns were also seen on the smaller siblings of the 10, the Pony.
Construction & Quality
The construction of the 10 is typical like other Soenneckens of this era, very well made. It does not feel flimsy or fragile in any way, and will sustain another few decades if well cared for. The pen is a piston filler, but I don't have an idea whether it has the same operating mechanism [brass piston rod/sleeve] like that of other models. The seal however, uses poly seals like that of Pelikans, and not cork-- which could be a problem if you need a replacement.
Weight & Dimensions
Please see pictures. As for the weight-- I didn't take any measurements, it's similar to the Pelikan 400 which for me is "just right."
Nib & Performance
This nib on this pen was probably bent by the previous owner, and was shaped back in place somewhere down the road. However, that did not affect how it wrote--- actually, maybe just a little, but I was not bothered by it. One thing about this nib intrigued me: the venting hole. Before seeing this pen, I didn't know Soennecken made heart-shaped venting hole nibs, and I wasn't able to find any documentation stating they did [not]. I am still looking for the answer. The line on this nib is about F/M and flexes to a B, however, it's not recommended.
Filling System & Maintenance
Piston-filler; dissembly not recommended. The nib is not easily removable, has to be knocked out from the inside.
This is a great pen to have and to use if you're a user of slimmer pens.
I personally do not favor slim pens because they don't feel comfortable when I write, it makes me feel like I am writing with a BIC though the writing experience is far from it. The material on this pen has to be held and seen to appreciate its unique design; see it up close and you will say: "Wow, fascinating design! How come they don't make designs like this anymore?!"
Posted 29 April 2012 - 00:57
Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:06
Posted 02 May 2012 - 22:15
I wish someone would make materials similar to this(if not the same) also! Unfortunately, up to now, no one is up to the task.same here!
Wow that's awesome! Love that lizard pattern. I wish somebody would make something like that today. Very cool.
Try here and here.
any idea as to where to get one? the price?
Edited by Soot, 02 May 2012 - 22:20.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 00:39
Edited by watch_art, 04 May 2012 - 00:41.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 21:48