Robert Oster Astorquiza Rot has been on my list of inks to try for fall, and I finally decided to give it a try. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.
Astorquiza Rot is a dark red with some shading.
The ink has a really dark brown sheen.
Dry time: 42 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On 32 pound copy paper, the ink behaved really well, no problems there.
I felt like switching it up, so I used a EF, F, M, and B Pilot Vanishing Point, and then switched to a Pelikan m400 White Tortoise with a 400N nib. I didn't have any flow issues.
Overall, I really like this ink for fall. It's a great shade of dark red, and has some nice sheen and shading as well. Robert Oster is really known for his blues, but I think he does a great job with dark reds as well.
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