Ink Review #352: Robert Oster Great Southern Ocean

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It's new ink week, so let's talk about Robert Oster Great Southern Ocean. You can find it at Pen Chalet.

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The color:

Great Southern Ocean is a beautiful dark blue. Robert Oster does a great job with his blues.

Swabs:

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In large swabs there is a little bit of shading and some pretty reddish sheen.

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Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shadinglow red sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering in every nib size as well as some bleeding, so it's not an ink I would recommend for cheap paper.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Thunderstorm, Robert Oster Great Southern Ocean, and Robert Oster Blue Night. Thunderstorm is a blue black, but I still wanted to compare it. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together.

Colorverse 2 Proxima B, Birmingham Fair Wheel Blue, and KWZ Baltic MemoriesClick here to see the blue inks together. Great Southern Ocean falls somewhere in between Proxima B and Fair Wheel Blue. 

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Longer writing: 

I used a medium Kaweco Sport Lagoon Blue then switched to a Pelikan 400N on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

 I'm in love with this Kaweco Sport Lagoon Blue-it's a past limited edition, but right now you can find it on Amazon:  https://amzn.to/2urH8Ae .

I'm in love with this Kaweco Sport Lagoon Blue-it's a past limited edition, but right now you can find it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2urH8Ae.

Overall, Robert Oster creates amazing blues and this one is no exception. Well behaved, good color, good shading and even a little bit of sheen. 

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links.