Type Vintage lever filling fountain pen .
Product Name Taperite "Crusader" (later version)
Manufacturer and Year Waterman, made in USA -- this version of the Crusader with the "Lumalloy" cap appeared in late 1940s English catalogs.
Length 5-1/8" long
Filling System Lever filler. We've restored it with a new sac and it's working very well.
Color Black body with a "Lumalloy" silver colored colored cap. There is a pattern of small lines as a cap band.
Nib FINE semi-hooded Taperite nib is smooth. Even with the hood, the nib is springy enough to flex a bit, giving you some line variation. See photos for a writing sample.
Condition Excellent condition. There are some scuffs and tiny pits on the cap. The clip and rivet have scratches and plating wear. There is light scratching on the barrel and section hood. The lever bar and housing have some plating wear and pitting. No cracks or personalization. The imprint is crisp and clear. It's fully restored and working well.