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
In very good overall condition. The blue barrel and cap are very clean — no significant scratches or marks. The Canadian imprint is complete and clear. Some minor corrosion is present in the chrome crown. The lever is quite strong; it fills well. This pen’s only issue is that the nib and feed are not original to the pen and are not identified; the feed is worn but functional and the nib writes a very nice medium line. This is a user’s pen that should be quite durable, and it has been priced to accommodate the non-original nib.
This pen is not for sale.