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Robert Oster Astorquiza Rot


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For my first Robert Oster ink, I chose Astorquiza Rot - I picked it based entirely on the name (who could resist an ink with "rot" in the name?). I quite like this ink; the color is a dark red with a lot of brown. It is a little dry but still performed well. The dry time is somewhat long, and the water resistance is low. The shading is reasonably nice for a deep red & there is a halo that would probably be more evident with a flex pen. All in all, a very nice red with an interesting name.

 

The review is on Rhodia dotpad.

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Nice review. Especially your use of different nibs. I like it because it looks like a good replica of half-dried blood. Mmm!

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I have this. Your images look browner to me than it looks in my samples, but maybe mine would look browner after some time passed.

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I have this. Your images look browner to me than it looks in my samples, but maybe mine would look browner after some time passed.

 

It is definitely red, although a brownish-red. I did the writing about 3 weeks ago, so it's had some time to dry but not too much. No matter how hard I try, I do think the images lose something in translation between the scan, my computer, and the upload.

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Thanks for the lovely review! I like the color a lot, but the dryness makes me nervous...

It's only a tiny bit dry. If I used a 1-5 scale (with 1 being the driest and 5 being the wettest), it would be about a 2.3 to 2.5. Just slightly below average. Since I generally use F or EF nibs, I tend to be sensitive to dryness because of the inherent feedback of the nib. I did use it in a Vanishing Point EF, and there wasn't anymore feedback than normal with it.

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Wonderful review, thank you. However it's not my kind of colour. For me it's more brown than red. Sorry Cyber6 (after whom this ink is named).

 

 

No need to be sorry. I like them "blood-type"... :puddle: ... and I am sure some other fantastic weirdos like me like it too... :lol: :lol:

 

Funny story... while filling a pen, I happen to spill a few drops on my desk (office)... I quickly wiped the drops with a kleenex... Dude, it look sooo much like blood, people kept asking me if I hurt myself. :lticaptd:

 

 

On a side note, I do not have Sailor Red-Brown, but I have been told that this is a very close doppelganger of that famous ink (discontinued by Sailor and with no apparent indication of ever coming back) ;)

 

 

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Is there a fair comparison between this ink and Noodlers "Black Swans in English Roses", or Diamine Oxblood? Those are the two that sit at the front of my red/brown galaxy. I really enjoy Robert's inks, but I'm at a point where I don't want to have too much duplication.

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Is there a fair comparison between this ink and Noodlers "Black Swans in English Roses", or Diamine Oxblood? Those are the two that sit at the front of my red/brown galaxy. I really enjoy Robert's inks, but I'm at a point where I don't want to have too much duplication.

 

Oh no... Oxblood is much more red and English roses is just a pale brown in comparison to Astorquiza Rot.

 

A closer color is MB Hitchcock .. ;)

 

 

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Is there a fair comparison between this ink and Noodlers "Black Swans in English Roses", or Diamine Oxblood? Those are the two that sit at the front of my red/brown galaxy. I really enjoy Robert's inks, but I'm at a point where I don't want to have too much duplication.

 

I don't have Oxblood, but I do have a sample of Black Swan in English Roses. I'll try to get a quick comparison of Astorquiza Rot and BWER later today.

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Wonderfil handwriting and the review is excellent. Continue like this and you'll get to my Top 3 od ink reviewers :) As for the color I'm noty sure if I would enjoy it but I will try it when the chance arises.

Wow, thanks! That is high praise coming from you.

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Oh no... Oxblood is much more red and English roses is just a pale brown in comparison to Astorquiza Rot.

 

A closer color is MB Hitchcock .. ;)

 

Thanks, C. I think I'll have Vanness set aside a bottle for me at the LA Show...

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Excellent review, thank you for sharing it with us. I also like the colour - like you stated on the edge between red and brown. I've only tried a few RO inks myself, but noticed that Robert is a master in creating ambiguous inks that live on the border between colours. In my opinion, that's one of the things that makes them interesting.

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Is there a fair comparison between this ink and Noodlers "Black Swans in English Roses", or Diamine Oxblood? Those are the two that sit at the front of my red/brown galaxy. I really enjoy Robert's inks, but I'm at a point where I don't want to have too much duplication.

 

Here is a comparison between Black Swan in English Roses and Astorquiza Rot. For the swatches, I did a single pass and then a second pass over half of the first one.

The RO is much redder, and the BSER seems to have an orangish tending undertone to the red in the brown (I'm not sure if that makes sense to anyone other than me). Probably a better way to say it is that the RO has more of a blue-red base with strong brown accents while the BSER has a brown base with an orange-red accent. Seeing them side by side, the RO is definitely red and not brown, so doing the comparison made up my mind on that score at least. :)

 

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Here is a comparison between Black Swan in English Roses and Astorquiza Rot. For the swatches, I did a single pass and then a second pass over half of the first one.

The RO is much redder, and the BSER seems to have an orangish tending undertone to the red in the brown (I'm not sure if that makes sense to anyone other than me). Probably a better way to say it is that the RO has more of a blue-red base with strong brown accents while the BSER has a brown base with an orange-red accent. Seeing them side by side, the RO is definitely red and not brown, so doing the comparison made up my mind on that score at least. :)

 

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Well, thank you and I dislike you. That was both very helpful and very mean. Now there's no way I can avoid BUYING YET ANOTHER BOTTLE OF INK!!!

 

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Well, thank you and I dislike you. That was both very helpful and very mean. Now there's no way I can avoid BUYING YET ANOTHER BOTTLE OF INK!!!

 

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Sorry. Not sorry. :happy:

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Okay, okay, I'm not sorry at all. I am thankful to you that I now need another two bottles of inks. (One of each.) My bottle of BSER is just about empty.

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Thank you so much for doing this - it got me to finally dip-testing my - so far unopened - bottle of BSER and I found that indeed, I love it! I will soon fill up a pen to use it in...

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