This is gorgeous ink. Even if you don't like the idea of "brown" ink, this is well worth a try. It is a lovely light colour, works particularly well with an italic or broader nib, has nice shading, looks great on the page, and has a lot more water resistance than you'd think. I love this ink. I always have a pen inked up with it. Once you've decided you love it, the 100ml bottle is a steal.