Ink Review #135: Robert Oster Astorquiza Rot

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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.

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The color...

Astorquiza Rot is a dark red with some shading.

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The ink has a really dark brown sheen.

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Dry time: 42 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: Medium shading, Low sheen

On 32 pound copy paper, the ink behaved really well, no problems there.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for RSS): Robert Oster Australian Shiraz, Robert Oster Astorquiza Rot, and Robert Oster Clay Red. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together.

Diamine Red Dragon, Robert Oster Royal Red, and Sailor Jentle Grenade. Click here to see the red inks together.

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Longer writing:

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.

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