Waterman Stalwart

late 1940s
About This Model

Stalwarts and Dauntlesses were North American production by Waterman's in the post-WWII years.  The clearly military name fit its time, as with the Taperite and Crusader submodels.  One has to be curious why pens were given adjectival names, but there are always questions about Waterman's nomenclature.  Generally speaking, these were inexpensive pens of decent quality, good writers.  Stalwarts are partially differentiated from Dauntless(es) by origin:  Stalwart was Canadian, with gold trim and two cap bands; Dauntless was American, had chrome trim and a single cap band.  However, a Dauntless with gold trim and an American imprint was a Stalwart.  If you're not yet confused, there was also an American lady's version, called a Starlet.  Such was Waterman's.

About This Pen

From late 1940s, in very good overall condition. Grey barrel and cap are generally very clean and bright, with a few minor marks on the barrel and cap; there is a small divot on the cap. The Canadian imprint is complete and clear.  The gold trim is clean and shiny. Nib and feed are original and correct; this pen writes a medium line with a touch of flex.

This pen is not for sale.