Ink Review: Robert Oster Deep Sea

Today's ink is Robert Oster Deep Sea. First off, Deep Sea is pretty much the teal version of Fire and Ice, and it's amazing. I love it. I like it more than Fire and Ice, which is surprising. Why isn't anyone talking about this ink?!? I purchased my bottle of Deep Sea at Pen Chalet.

The color...

Deep Sea is a bright teal with pink sheen. Seasonally, I would use this ink in the fall.

Deep Sea makes beautiful ink drops. 

Feathering: Deep Sea only feathered on Baron Fig paper, but did great on the other papers.

Show through: Deep Sea had low to medium show through on all of the papers.

Bleeding: Deep Sea only bled on Baron Fig paper, but did great on the other papers.

Other properties: Deep Sea had medium sheen and medium shading. 

Swabs for comparison, left to right: Robert Oster Tranquility, Robert Oster Deep Sea, and Robert Oster River of Fire. Deep Sea has more green than Tranquility, but less than River of Fire. All three have medium sheen. If you want to see all of my Robert Oster ink swabs, click here.

Left to right: Lamy Petrol, Organics Studio Walden, and J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor. If you want to see Deep Sea compared to the other teal inks I have reviewed so far, click here.

Longer writing:

I used a Noodler's Ahab flex pen on Tomoe River. Deep Sea has an average flow and dry time.

Overall, I love this ink. It's beautiful, has a medium sheen and shading, and is smooth to write with. After reviewing Fire and Ice yesterday, and Deep Sea today, I think I prefer Deep Sea. Give it a try, because it's amazing.

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