I was apprehensive about buying this after reading the other reviews of it being
"light grey" but i really wanted black ink, so i went for it. I am very happy
with it, it blends in well with my other dark ink pens, i see no problem with
To start off this "black" ink is a medium gray. It comes out a dark grey and
then slowly fades to a lighter and lighter grey; and i assume it'd completely
fade away some day. I've got documents that are only half a year old that have
faded significantly (although legible). Also, the ink is very sensitive to water
and moisture. Overall, a horrible choice for a pen that costs 26.00. Stick with
I do not understand why people are complaining that it looks dark grey. I admit
the first time I used it, the ink DID look grey. However, I realized that my
pen wasn't fully dry yet. When your pen is dry after cleaning, it is a very
nice black. Of course, my standard nib is a medium nib. I also use it in my
Lamy Joy 1.1. It really makes my handwriting stand out and gives even my
cursive a calligraphic look.
It is MUCH darker than the ink in my Pilot B2P ballpoint or gel pen. It's why I
switched to fountain pens in the first place.