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Robert Oster Marine


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Again, an inky sample sent by an inky friend. Perhaps you've heard of the new ink maker from Down Under, Robert Oster. His inky wave crashing upon our shores has sent some inky tremors throughout the land. Vanness, Anderson Pens, and Goulet Pens all carry his inks now. He has a broad line of inks. They've received good responses for the most part. And some of them are just knock out winners.

 

Robert Oster Marine is one of those. This ink is very "Sailor-like" in being very wet, richly saturated with dye, very smooth. I normally don't go for colors in this teal-like range, this color could be an exception. The handling is very good, flow and lubrication great. Fairly fast drying as well.

 

I've only tried a few of these inks so I can't say whether this is representative of them all, but if it is, I hope Mr. Oster has a long life, because I know he'll be successful with these inks. As always, a sample may be the way to go if you want to check out an ink before you plunk down your money 💰 for a bottle.

 

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Not water-resistant at all. Dye goes everywhere making a big mess.

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This one likes a wetter nib over a dryer one. I swapped the fine nib in my TWSBI 580 for the extra medium i have and it made all the difference.

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Thank you for another great review.

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Thanks for the thorough review! This reminds me a little of Waterman Mysterious Blue, which to me is really a green ink.

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Yes there is some red sheen outlining on looped letters and punctuation. Sorry I forgot to mention that.

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Thank you for showing this ink. Looks like a very nice teal - from your pictures it looks somewhat darker and a lot greener than iroshizuku ku-jaku. I prefer teals on the bluer side of the spectrum, so I'm undecided about this on.

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Thank you for showing this ink. Looks like a very nice teal - from your pictures it looks somewhat darker and a lot greener than iroshizuku ku-jaku. I prefer teals on the bluer side of the spectrum, so I'm undecided about this on.

It is greener and lighter than Ku-Jaku.

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