The cardboard box was squashed but no biggie
Bottle was in good order.
Loaded it into a Parker 45 with 14k nib. The choice of pen is so that, if the ink clogs the pen, I can easily take it apart after soaking. 14k nib to prevent rusting from the inks acidity.
And yes Jeffrey, your vital is already.
A quick test on poor quality paper shows minimum bleed through and no feathering, my original purpose for the ink was for use on poor quality papers, it seems to fulfill that nicely.