Ink Review #784: Robert Oster Dragon's Night


I love Robert Oster inks, and whenever a new one comes out I immediately put in on my wish list to try. My newest RO ink is Dragon’s Night. I purchased my bottle of ink from Pen Chalet.


The color:

Dragon’s Night is in-between blue and purple but leans a little bit more purple.



In large swabs the ink has a little bit of pretty copper sheen.


Writing samples:

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

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was some bleeding on Rhodia paper.

Other properties: medium shading, medium sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink feathered in all nib sizes and had a little bit of bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:


Dragon’s Night is closest to Monteverde Charoite. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together, and click here to see the purple inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue with a broad nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, I like this ink. The color is interesting, and I don’t have a lot of inks this color. It’s well behaved and a win for me.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.