(SOLD) This is a mid-1930s Parker Deluxe Challenger fountain pen in Red Marble, with a 14k gold Medium nib. The pen has been restored, which included a complete disassembly, a thorough cleaning, an overhaul of the filling mechanism, ink flow adjustment, nib tuning, and a gentle polish with a soft cloth (by hand). This is a full-size pen, measuring 5.1" capped and 0.49" in diameter.
The Parker Deluxe Challenger is a fantastic vintage pen at an affordable price. It's a full-size, thick pen, it posts very well, and should be comfortable even for people with large hands. It's a button-filler, and comes restored and ready for your favorite ink.
If you like pens with broader, soft, and juicy gold nib, look no further. This pen writes a generous Medium line (about 0.5 mm on my paper), with excellent flow, and a springy feel. If you push harder, you might even get a hint of line variation, which is bound to add character to your writing. The pen is in very good condition, but it has one flaw. One of the three cap bands is missing. There's also slight brassing of the ball clip. Because of that, I am offering this pen at a 25% discount.