Another of Waterman’s warlike wartime model names, the Crusader was a model aimed a little more at the popular market than the swarm of slightly-expensive pens that made up the bulk of the company’s offering in the 1940s (like the Citation). As the model number indicates, it is the full-length version of the Conquest. Most examples of the Crusader have rather attractive anodized caps (although some catalogues show a relatively plain one matching that on the Conquest), although in many current examples that statement must be in the past tense; time is not kind to the caps of Crusaders.
Taperite and standard points were available for this model.
Production Run: c. 1943 – c. 1953 (Taperite version from 1945 onward).
Cost When New: $5.00 (for modern value, try this calculator).
Size: 13.0 cm long capped in all variants;
- Rounded section- 15.2 cm posted, 12.0 cm uncapped.
- Taperite- 16.0 cm posted, 12.1 cm uncapped.
- Hourglass section- 15.1 cm posted, 11.9 cm uncapped.
Point: 14k gold
Filler: Lever, capacity approx. 1.1 ml.