I'm still down with the flu, so today I'm playing catch-up. Today's ink is Robert Oster Blue Sea. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.
Blue Sea is a beautiful medium blue.
When pooled, there is a beautiful dark pink sheen. So far this ink reminds me of Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue, so we will compare them in a little bit.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 20 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On 20 pound copy paper the ink behaved well, no issues that I noticed.
Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): PenBBS 183 Platycodon Grandiflorus, Robert Oster Blue Sea, and Noodler's Watererase Blue. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together.
I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Blue on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a nice wet flow.
Overall, this is a really lovely ink. It is very close to Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue (which I love). I don't think you can go wrong with either one, but you probably don't need both. Give it a try, you might love it.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.