I ordered quite a few of these edgers. Many of them that I have used so far, the foam has come apart from the holder. I tried to tape it but it did not stay. Then I used glue and the top got stuck to the bottom.
This is a dark grey ink pad. Not old road at all. No dirt, no color shift to show age or wear. Just a flat dark grey. A little warm instead of cool, but only a little. There are better greys out there. It is a nice flat ink, though. The chalk inks do that really well.