I bought this ink a couple of months ago, intrigued by its robust qualities and smooth flow. However, when it finally arrived at my doorstep, the colour was nothing like what I've seen in reviews - instead of a gorgeous rich dark blue it's a muted grey teal. There is some shading, but it never comes out in writing, and neither does the sheen, both of which would have salvaged the ink for me. But I absolutely hate it this way and only use the ink for a bigger writing project that will require me to spend a lot of time outdoors and in sub-ideal conditions; I kind of hope to use it up that way.
But I'm conflicted what to do after that. I really like the colour that I thought it would be, and since I've seen other users get that exact colour out of it, I'm led to think that there must have been either a slight formula change or a variant batch - the question is only which is the "standard" hue.
Sooo, if anyone is up for it, I'd like to do a wandering ink comparison letter! I think the most important things would be to include the date and place of purchase, though date of manufacture would obviously be most handy (but I don't know how we could find that out). Each new recipient will add a short paragraph from Pride and Prejudice, written with different nibs if you like, then sent on to the next person. The last one with a good scanner and colour calibration skills does the Lord's work.