Today's ink is Aussie Liquid Gold, a new limited quantity Shake 'N' Shimmy ink from Robert Oster. Only 100 50ml bottles were made, and each comes with a letter of authenticity signed by Robert Oster. I purchased my bottle of ink from Pen Chalet, the only retailer in the US to carry it right now.
Aussie Liquid Gold is a bright yellow with lots of shimmer.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 40 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Low
On 20 pound copy paper the ink behaved really well.
I used a Pelikan M400 White Tortoise with a vintage 400N on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. The shimmer did clog the feed three times, but I just primed the feed a bit and kept writing. I didn't have any problems cleaning out the pen.
Overall, it's an interesting ink. It feels more spring/summer to me than Robert Oster Heart of Gold, which feels more appropriate for the holidays. Of the two I think I prefer Heart of Gold, but this one is lovely as well. Give it a try, you might love it.
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