Since Christmas is coming, I'm hooked on reds and greens right now. Today's green is Robert Oster Spearmint. This ink sample was provided to me by Vanness Pens.
Spearmint is a medium green with shading and sheen.
The ink drops show off the nice dark pink/red sheen.
Dry time: 22 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Sustainable Earth 20lb copy paper, there was just a tiny bit of feathering and bleeding in the flex nib.
Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster River of Fire, Robert Oster Spearmint, and Robert Oster Peppermint. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together. Spearmint and Peppermint are very close-I think Peppermint is just a tiny bit lighter and a tiny bit more blue.
I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl on Tomoe River paper. I didn't have any flow issues-the ink is a little bit on the wet side.
Overall, I think the color is super close to Robert Oster Peppermint, close enough that you don't need both, and if I had to pick one I think I prefer Peppermint. However, Spearmint dried in 22 seconds while Peppermint dried in 40 seconds. I like them both. Spearmint is really well behaved, and has some nice shading and sheen.
Disclaimer: This ink was provided to me by Vanness Pens for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.