Waterman Mysterious Blue is like a box of chocolates… I’ve read that Mysterious Blue is a teal, but sometimes a blue and a blue-black; so, I was curious. It’s different enough from... view more black not to be a blue-black, yet blue enough not to be a teal—my sample, anyway. I’ve received notes written with it that clearly show a teal undertone along the lines of Pilot Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo (not my cuppa!) or Robert Oster Blue Night. I’ve also received notes where it looked like a dark blue without a red component. To my eye, it looks like a lighter and brighter version of Jacques Herbin Bleu de Minuit. I’m glad I tried it. If flows well from my driest nib and provides sufficient coating, making for a pleasant writing experience. I will use it in wetter nibs because I like to see more ink on the paper—I find it to be such a nice colour! In all honesty, I do see the slightest hint of teal on ivory- or cream-coloured paper under certain lighting situations, but none on white or off-white paper. Keeper! view less
This is a medium blue with cool tones. Fairly wet with longer drying times. I prefer Waterman's Serenity Blue as it is closer to a primary blue color and is a bit darker, but the b... view morelue is consistent and neutral. view less
I've been running Waterman Mysterious Blue in a vintage Parker 21, and it's perfect. A dark blue that does not have the green tint found in other blue-blacks (looking at you, Quink... view more!), it flows well and flushes easily out of the pen. As expected from Waterman, it also behaves on various papers. view less
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