Ink Review #125: Diamine Oxblood

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Today's ink is Diamine Oxblood. This ink has been on my radar for a while, but this is the first time I've gotten around to trying it out. I purchased my bottle of ink at Cult Pens

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The color...

Oxblood is a dark red with a some green sheen.

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I had no idea this ink could sheen until I tried it in larger swabs on Tomoe River paper. It kind of reminds me of Sailor Jentle Grenade or Oku-yama with the bright green sheen.

Dry time: 35 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: No shading, Low sheen

On 32 pound copy paper, there was some feathering on the broad and flex nibs, but other than that it behaved really well.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for RSS): Diamine Rustic Brown, Diamine Oxblood, and Diamine Red Dragon. Click here to see the Diamine inks together. 

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Longer writing: 

I used a broad Vanishing Point on Tomoe River paper. I didn't have any flow issues-it seemed pretty average.

Overall, the ink is well behaved, I just wasn't crazy about the color. If I want a green-sheening red, I would reach for Sailor Jentle Grenade or Oku-yama over this one.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.