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I see that some reviewers...
June 28, 2013
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I see that some reviewers expressed a strong dislike of this ink because it did not closely match the sample in the image, or because it is more 'olive' and less 'green' than they expected. Others described it as a "sophisticated gray green" or found it to have something of an olive tone, but liked it nonetheless.

Having now tried this ink in two Lamy pens, one with a Fine nib and the other with an italic 1.5mm nib, I'm inclined to say that the truth is somewhere in between these extremes. With the Fine nib, this ink wasn't bad, but it wasn't particularly impressive, either. The flow of the ink was, as expected of J. Herbin inks, quite smooth. The color, which I would describe more as 'grey-green' than 'olive', was nice, but left something to be desired. Shading was negligible and didn't really add anything to the ink.

Now, with the 1.5 nib, I have much more use for this ink. With a broad nib, you can really see the green in this ink, and it really does take on a more cultured appearance, so to speak. The shading comes out much more nicely, too. At least for calligraphy purposes and the like, I wouldn't hesitate to get this one again.
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I find this to be more...
April 30, 2011
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I find this to be more of an olive color than a fresh green. However, it is still an excellent ink; smooth and consistent.
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I love this color. It's...
March 13, 2013
I love this color. It's a sophisticated gray green. To me, it is very pleasing, eye easy, and beautiful!
I love this ink. It's...
July 24, 2012
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I love this ink. It's probably one of my favorites. The color is lovely and muted - definitely more of an olive color - and shades beautifully. Most of the J. Herbin swatches provided don't match up. I'd suggest finding true-to-color swatches, which will make for a much better experience!
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I have to agree with...
August 5, 2012
I have to agree with the other reviewers who stated this didn't match the sample online. It is a sort of "olive drab", so I suppose the Army might like it. The ink itself performs well and I will use it but it is not the shade that I had hoped for.
I wanted to like this...
April 27, 2012
I wanted to like this ink; it's a nice shade of green-gray but isn't saturated enough. Comes out as a light green-gray. Noodler's Zhivago is a a similar shade by more saturated and darker.
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I was very disappointed...
May 3, 2011
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I was very disappointed in the ink. Does not match the swatch on the website at all. It is more of a waterdown black hue than a green. What is worse, the bottle was leaking when it arrived, so for all I know I got a fake! I've ordered 2 other colours that I still need to try out. Hopefuly they will fare better.
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