So, now it’s morning. The first two lines are written with Robert Oster Tranquility in a Montblanc with fine nib. The second two lines are written with Kaweco Paradise Blue in a Montblanc with broad nib.
Yes, Kaweco Paradise Blue is different, for sure. But those still are close.
In the Al-Stars, however, not so close. Here is the complete writing sample, with the Montblanc pairs on top, and the Al-Stars on the bottom.
Looking at the Al-Stars with medium nibs, it’s obvious that Kaweco Paradise Blue is considerably less wet than Robert Oster Tranquility.
As I noted above, I could tell in the Franklin-Christoph that Tranquility is a gusher. That happens to make it a great match for an Al-Star or Safari or other dry-writing pen, giving Tranquility a nice role with any Lamy with a nib that’s less than broad.
I actually enjoy the color of Paradise Blue in a dry-writing Safari, and it is nicely lubricated and writes just fine with a Safari. But put both inks in a wet writer, and Paradise Blue turns into superman.
Here are the two inks, in the four pens, on Tomoe River cream-colored paper.
Do you like shading? Both are good shaders.
Do you like sheen? Robert Oster inks are notable for that, and Tranquility sheens nicely, even in the Lamy Al-Star, which is a trick.
But look at the sheen from Paradise Blue in the broad nib Montblanc.
So that is Kaweco Paradise Blue. A shape-shifter. A very nice ink. And Robert Oster Tranquility. A very consistent ink, also very nice.
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