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Manufacturers since 1864, Diamine Inks relocated to this purpose built 'state of the art' factory in Liverpool in 1925, where they successfully carried on using the traditional methods and formulas for ink production. Over the years the company has changed hands and are now located close to the world famous Aintree Race Course



Oxford Blue is one of two new inks in Diamine line. I enjoy the color and the writing experience. It's well behaved and the color is quite intriguing.


Drops of ink on kitchen towel


Software ID


Tomoe River - Kaweco Sport Classic, eyedropper, B




Leuchtturm 1917 - Kaweco Sport Classic, eyedropper, B




Water resistance



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It's my new favourite. I find it dark but not edging to black.. Nicest in a broader nib. But then, come to think of it, I would probably say that of all inks.

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Nice review of a nice ink. There are so many in this field but its darkness and the exact amount of green in this Oxford makes it stand out very well among a lot of others. I'd say that Papier Plume's Midnight Blue comes closest. What would you say?



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Nice ink, thanks for sharing (I've been looking at several of your other reviews, google directs me to them). My current favourite blue is Diamine Sargasso sea but this is something a little different and I may order some when next order from diamine.

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Great review, as ever. I've had a sample from Diamine for a week but haven't inked it yet. But I bought a bottle which arrived this morning and it really does look right up my street. Just got to clean a pen out to start using!

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Terrific review, Vis! I like the color. Thanks for all the effort that you put into this!

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Thanks for the review.

I'd have to see what this looks like next to Diamine Denim (an ink I really like), though, before I decided if it was worth a bottle.

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Is this released yet? Don't see it on the Diamine site. Last I heard was "any day now" about a month ago.


They'll probably be at these links: 304 and 305, when they're added.



Edit: It does seem to be available, along with Classic Green, on Cult Pens.



So 8 x 30mL bottles for $37, same per as DIamine's $23 for 5 (shipped to USA). I know I want Majestic Blue, Dark Green, & Saddle brown along with the two new ones. For 8 maybe add Indigo, Prussian Blue, & Emerald. Orr... there are 6 Cult Pens exclusive colors.

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Thanks for the review. Would you say it is quite similar to Yama Dori, but with a hint of midnight blue rather than turquoise?

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I'm pretty excited about this new offering from Diamine. Like RM, I'd like to see a comparison of it with Denim. In some scans on the web, it looks deep blue; on others, blue-black. I'm also curious how it compares to Cult Deep Dark Blue.

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Whoa! That's a really lovely dark blue! Thank you for the review.

I'll come up with something eventually.

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I like the looks of this one a lot. Thanks again for another fine review.

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Given the chance to grab all six Cult Pens exclusives, I think they're gonna get it. I have Denim to compare with when it gets here.

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very nice. but looks like it has a slight green tinge to the blue.


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