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I am relatively new to vintage Waterman's pens, having only two: A Taperite Crusader and a Corinth (still in need of full restoration...has a leaking crack in the sac nipple). My Taperite Crusader was a true lesson in patience. It took several weeks of on-again..off-again efforts with heat, ultrasonic, and physical tugging and pulling to finally get the section out so as to replace the sac. In terms of writing qualities, this particular Taperite Crusader is every bit as smooth and enjoyable as any of my Parker "51s," 45s, or any other pen I own, for that matter. My frustration with it is simple: it absolutely has to be kept full. If not, it is prone to burping. When half or less full it is an ink-blobbing barometer, thermometer, altimeter looking for a place to blob. There is no safe way to remove the nib and feed due to the shape of the section and I doubt seriously that cleaning the feed in an ultrasonic cleaner would have much, if any, impact on the burp-blot tendency. If my Taperite Crusader is going to be a daily carry pen, I have to remember to fill it each day and if I write more than a few pages in a day, I have learned to be on my guard as it might "speak back" to me. Has anyone else had this experience. I've heard reference to it online somewhere else but I am curious to know if others experience this too. Thanks, Cliff
Good Evening Everyone, On our way North to our trailer we pass an antique mall, but it wasn't until today that we stopped to look round. My husband has a nose for finding pens (one day I'll show you the Waterman g/f overlay he spotted at a street fair) and he found this nearly mint Taperite Crusader set. ($24). It's very, very dark blue, Canadian made and the box is in lovely shape too. What a treat to add to a brilliant warm Fall day in Ontario.