It's black all the way down, and no I didn't fudge my database to include a black ink with this black and silver pen.
I like older Pelikan M800 nibs, this particular fine nib has more character than my newer nibs, it displays some line variation between vertical and horizontal strokes.
The typical glass 3oz (90ml) Noodler's bottle. It has a relatively simple two sided label. As mentioned in my post on receiving this bottle the name and imagery of this ink is taken from the Edgar Allan Poe poem "The Raven".
A black ink will never be my favourite as I like shading inks too much but this is a good black black that looks classy from this nib.