Robert Oster Signature Lemon Grass
This week we look at another Robert Oster Signature ink – Lemon Grass.
There are so many beautiful Robert Oster inks to choose from, but Lemon Grass is a unique color that deserves a closer look. Robert Oster inks come in a 50ml plastic bottle, and has a label on the cap with the ink name and a swab of the ink. This review was done with a Monteverde Intima M, Noodler’s Ahab with an Anderson Pens 1.1 stub, and was written on Rhodia blank no.18 paper.
Lemon Grass is a unique light green that shades from an olive to a seaweed color. With a finer nib, the ink is considerably lighter – it has a more consistent lemongrass color that shades to a deep pine green. With the stub nib the ink was primarily a dark pine/seaweed color that transitioned to the lighter lemon grass color. The ink is a very unique color that looks lovely with either nib.
Lemon Grass had good flow, low feather, and no bleed through. The ink had quick dry times around 20-25 seconds, with moderate saturation. The ink shaded nicely, and clean up was not an issue. Although I have not tried every Robert Oster ink, the ones I have sampled all have similar properties that make them very consistent and well behaved inks.
I found Lemon Grass to be a very pleasing ink to use. It has an understated beauty that is often hard to find in a well performing green ink. Although there was no sheen, the shading gave it a unique personality. Lemon Grass is easily legible and makes for a great everyday ink.
As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the color for you.
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