My choice for week three was Noodler’s Lexington Grey.
Lexington Gray is, undoubtedly, an interesting ink – how many bulletproof greys do you know? It does show some feathering and bleedthrough on some papers, but – on the other hand – the drying time is almost instant. If you tend to use good quality paper you won’t be bothered at all.
The ink is legible on most papers even when used in dry and scratchy nib. It has nice muted tone and is easy on the eyes. If you’re bored of using blue and black but hesitant to start with vibrant res and purples, grey may be an interesting alternative.
The ink is 100 % water resistant. You can soak it for days and the color won’t change at all.
The question you have to ask yourself before getting this one is whether you can forgive feathering in case you use mostly absorbent copy paper. I think that Lexington Grey is well engineered and well priced ink.
Drops of ink on kitchen towel
Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib
Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib
Rhodia, Hero 9300, medium nib
No-name notebook, Hero 9300, medium nib