It seems Blackstone inks are a product of FPN - their origin can be traced back to 2013 when some of ink-testers (Amberlea minions) started discussng powdered inks. Soon after many of us had a chance to review / try the original SuSeMai powdered inks. The powders are gone but in the meantime they evolved into Blackstone ink concentrates and recently the line called Colours of Australia was created (based on those concentrates).
Recently new colors were added to Blackstone lineup. Mishka from BureauDirect sent me samples. Thank you
You know that I loathe similar colors? Loathe not love? It is true. I absolutely despise then and find them disturbing.
I do realize though that some of you have terrible taste in colors.*
If you're in this group be assured that Blue Cypress behaves well. I haven't observed any issues with it. The saturation is high, lubrication pleasant. It tends to smear and bleedthrough on cheapest papers but the same is true for most inks. There's no water resistance.
*It's just a joke.
Drops of ink on kitchen towel
Oxford, Jinhao 922, fine nib
Copy paper, Jinhao 866, fine nib
Midori, Jinhao 866, medium nib