I actually came across this ink by a fluke. My wife was catching up with some friends and I had time to kill. As any good pen addict does I went into a pen shop, while browsing I came across a ink by Mont Blanc called “Oyster Grey”. I searched this on my phone and found out this is a ink that can be hard to come across. So this is a grey ink that can be hard to find……. I had to have it. This takes my grey inks to three and I think this could be my everyday ink.
It really does look like a dark shade of a pencil lead and it has wonderful levels of shading. I do think I can see a shade of greyish green in the lighter parts of the shading after the ink has dried. You can get it from the wonderful grey to a nearly black colour with shading.
The Oyster Grey does take a decent amount of time to dry and even at the 20 second mark there was still a slight smudge to the ink.
This is a wonderful ink and if you happen to see one I really do recommend you give it ago!
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same