It writes great. No smearing. Maybe a little dry, but not bad. Some nice shading.
You’ll have to believe me when I say that it handles highlighting very well. (What is up with me and all of the failed highlighting tests?)
The water test is pretty amazing. Even on the original, I have to squint to see where I dragged the web cotton swab across my writing.
Overall, this is a gray I dig and I could see using it on a regular basis. That is, if I hadn’t already fallen in love with another gray. Stay tuned . . .