Anyway, here we go:
Outside of sheer lack of accessibility and an exorbitant price per ml (for which I loosely set of threshold of A$0.80/ml) for an ink, the attribute that is most likely to put me, as a devotee of 'Japanese fine' nibs and small writing, off wanting to use an ink is aptness to exhibit feathering. (Noodler's Inks, I'm looking at you.) On my Rhodia Dotpad No.16 80gsm paper, I observed none from Diamine Sherwood Green.
(Yes, I'd even prefer to write with an 'ugly' colour that does not feather.)
There is effectively no ghosting:
and the only bleed-through is where I've damaged the coating of the paper with rough Sailor desk pen nib by overwriting spots that were saturated with ink at the time:
I'm pleasantly surprised to see any water resistance from this ink at all. The writing on the bottom left corner of the page is actually more legible than the scan suggests, after it was stuck under a slow-running tap for two minutes.
Drying time of 15 seconds or so is quite decent and acceptable on a coated paper like that in the Rhodia Dotpad.
As you can see from the big swatch of colour, shading is definitely possible with this ink, and there is some shading in the writing samples:
The ink has a rusty reddish-brown sheen that is visible even in the scanned image:
so I'm sure if you use a non-absorbent paper such as stone paper or Tomoe River, you'll definitely see it on that too.
Edited by A Smug Dill, 07 October 2018 - 12:16.