Parker Vacumatic Major Silver Pearl XF

(sold) This is a 1946 Parker Vacumatic Major in Silver Pearl celluloid, with a 14k gold Extra-Fine nib. The pen has been restored, which included a complete disassembly, a thorough cleaning, an overhaul of the filling mechanism (according to best practices and with high-quality replacement components), ink flow adjustment, nib tuning, and a gentle hand polish. The pen measures around 5-1/8" capped, with a barrel diameter of 0.48".

Parker Vacumatic Major in Silver Pearl with an XF nib

One of my most frequently requested pens is a vintage pen with silver-color trim. Modern pen makers have spoiled us with a multitude of colors, patterns, and trim options. Rhodium-plated trim is very much in vogue, and it adds a great deal of class, refinement to a pen. Unfortunately, very few vintage pens come with chrome, nickel, or rhodium-plated trim. I am, therefore, excited to offer this gorgeous Parker Vacumatic Major in Silver Pearl celluloid, and with chrome-plated trim.

Chrome-plating did wear well on vintage pens, but this pen is an exception. The trim looks excellent, without flaws. The classic Parker celluloid is smooth, deep, and rich. There's enough transparency in the barrel so you can watch the pen being filled, and you can gauge remaining ink level with ease. There's only very faint surface wear, difficult to see with the naked eye.

The pen functions as well as it did when it left the factory. The filling mechanism has a positive feel, it works flawlessly, and holds a lot of ink (over 1.5 ml). The nib is a 14k Extra-Fine nib, with ample tipping material, and of excellent geometry. This is a fantastic writer! It feels soft, without feeling mushy, and smooth without skidding out of control. The nib grabs on to the surface of the paper and writes under the lightest touch. A fantastic pen for business cursive and Spencerian handwriting (though without shading). It does have a bit of give, as many Vacumatic nibs do, and you will feel that gentle springiness if you push on it a bit harder. You might even get some line variation. A writer that's as efficient as it is enjoyable. I tuned the nib to write a touch above average, so you can get a nice, gliding sensation, but without making the line wider than it needs to be. I'd rate the nib as fine as a Japanese XF nib.

The pen is priced at $149, and you can order it by contacting me. Thank you!