Ink Review #131: Robert Oster Australian Shiraz

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I am still working on getting through all of the Robert Oster inks, so today's ink is Australian Shiraz. Australian Shiraz is a kind of red wine. I purchased my sample from Vanness Pens.

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The color...

Australian Shiraz is a purplish-maroon. Seasonally, I would use this ink in the fall.

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The ink drops show off the little bit of black sheen the ink has. 

Dry time: 42 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: Medium shading, low sheen. You can only see the sheen in the flex nib and wet broad nibs.

On 32 pound copy paper, the only problem I had was some feathering in the broad and flex nib, other than that it did great.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for RSS): Robert Oster Maroon 1789, Robert Oster Australian Shiraz, and Robert Oster Clay Red. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together. Shiraz is just a little bit more purple than Maroon, and both are a lot darker and more purple than Clay Red.

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Longer writing:

I used a broad Pilot Vanishing Point on Tomoe River. I didn't have any flow issues.

Overall, I really like the color and the shading. The sheen isn't too prominent, which is ok. I might need a full bottle of this one, just because the color is so pretty.

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