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Reviews Summary for Scheunemann Kleine Handtaste
Scheunemann Kleine Handtaste Reviews: 2 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $209.95
Description: The Schurr MMK has been reincarnated as the Scheunemann Kleine
Handtaste or "Small Hand Key." Actually a midsize hand key with a
comfortable and a solid brass base, the Kleine Handtaste will sit solidly on
the desk and provide hours of comfortable brass- pounding for the
discerning operator.

Weight: 16 oz.
Size: 4.3"x2"x1.6"
Product is in production.
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VA3PCJ Rating: 4/5 Sep 23, 2013 08:26 Send this review to a friend
Hex key also included  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
To my previous review I'd like to add that an appropriate hex key is included with the Hantaste. This is required to adjust four hex screws: two lateral ones regulating the pressure on the axle at the fulcrum, one to adjust the tension of the spring, and a fourth to adjust the gap at the contact. At the bottom of the base a white and golden sticker indicates the coordinates of "Scheunemann -Morsetasten" in Germany. No serial number is provided.
VA3PCJ Rating: 4/5 Sep 21, 2013 09:26 Send this review to a friend
Superb small key  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The Schurr MKK ( - no longer in production - used to invite the sending of code in the same way that a bar of rich chocolate invites a bite... the brass and the wood finishes combined for a strong aesthetic appeal. These features have been retained by its "reincarnation", the Scheunemann Kleine Hantaste. But this is not all that has been retained: the fulcrum for the shaft of the key is at its very end, which means that when the key is used, the actual lever arm is much longer than in many larger keys. In addition, care has been taken for the contacts on the base to be mounted on an acrylic cushion, thus eliminating almost any vibration and providing a soft feed back to the finger and hand each time the key is pressed. The only apparent difference with the Schurr MKK seems to be the mechanics at the fulcrum (bearings in the MKK and adjustable screws in the Kleine Hantaste?) Only a couple of observations to explain the "4" rating: the key is provided with the cord installed but without any stereo connector. Also, no written manual is provided and none seems to exist. If the cord needed replacement the only help available seems to be here: Overall a superb small straight key that is assured to outlive its operator. The Kleine Hantaste is not offered in the Scheunemann-Morsetaste firm website ( However, it is still available from Morse Express in the US.

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