Review by Laura Cameron
So far, I haven’t met a Robert Oster ink that I didn’t like. This is certainly the case with Spearmint, which I ordered recently to try.
Spearmint is a beautiful dark green. I was hoping that it would shade towards teal, but mostly I got a good forest green with some mint shades.
This ink wrote smoothly, but unfortunately it isn’t really water resistant.
While a lovely shade, I really didn’t get a sheen, even in the darkest applications.
I did load up my Kara’s Kustoms Fountain K with the ink and, even after sitting for a week, it still wrote quite well.
I ended up testing Spearmint while I was also reviewing Monteverde’s California Teal. The California Teal is definitely bluer than the Spearmint, but when I put Spearmint next to a greener ink like Papier Plume Ivy Green, I can see more evergreen forest green and blue tones.
Overall, I liked Spearmint as a deeper, darker green ink though there are definitely minty shades within.
- Paper: Baron Fig Mastermind ($15) and Maruman Mnemosyne N182A Inspiration Notebook A5 ($10.50)
- Pens: Delike Glass Signature Pen ($37.80) and Kara’s Kustoms Fountain K ($65)
- Swatches: Col-o-Ring Ink Testing Book ($10)
- Ink: Robert Oster Spearmint (50ml bottle for $17)
Laura is a tech editor, podcaster, knitter, spinner and recent pen addict. You can learn more about her knitting and tea adventures on her website, The Corner of Knit & Tea and can find her on Instagram as Fluffykira.