Ink Snippet: Robert Oster Fire and Ice

Robert Oster Fire and Ice writing sample

Thanks to a friend, I have a small sample of Robert Oster Fire and Ice, and thanks to unfriendly snow and ice from Chicago’s late season snowstorm,  I had some time to try it Monday night and Tuesday.

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6 thoughts on “Ink Snippet: Robert Oster Fire and Ice

  1. I’ve been playing with the ink a bit and so far I really like the bottle. Although I am not a total fan of the bottles, they do work fine as long as I keep a hand on them.

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  2. It looks like a lovely ink. I had wanted to try this one too. I already have Emerald of Chivor, and I have Deep Sea. (by Oster) I could’ve sworn that Deep Sea also reminded me of Emerald of Chivor as well. I like sheen but my main thing is shading too. The darker the contrast, the better I like it. I have teals, so you might’ve saved me from buying a sample. I thought it was more blue. Oster does have some really nice ink. I’m sure I will get another one in the future.

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    1. It is lovely!

      I’m not sure of the color category, so maybe my calling it teal is misleading, a little. Two friends and I were discussing that question the other day. I consider it more teal or aqua, and not turquoise, because it’s greener in my pen, on my papers. However, my swabbed swatches of Fire and Ice make it look bluer than it does when written with. Whatever it is, it’s a category straddler.

      I do have a sample of Deep Sea, and have not inked it yet, but looking at the swatches, Deep Sea looks much greener than Fire and Ice. I’ll only know for sure when I can use it in pens.

      Oster inks offer such a tempting palette of blues, greens and blue-greens, don’t they? Which all look tantalizingly similar yet different. Sampling is required, I think, for me, and I can’t wait to dive in. Which is an awesome though inadvertent pun on the names of some of these inks. So I need to end on that!

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    1. Yes, much talked-about is right! All of a sudden everyone I knew was getting this ink!

      I have to say I was wary, because I’m very Public Enemy (Don’t Believe the Hype) about most things fountain pen and ink. But I really enjoy it so far. Now, don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t yet offered to shovel the snow or take out the dogs, so it’s just a really nice ink, not a miracle worker. But I love really nice inks.

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