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Robert Oster Frankly Scarlet


Federalist Pens was the first US vendor for Robert Oster inks, and they marked their first anniversary with an ink called Frankly Blue. This year, for their second anniversary, they marked it with the release of Frankly Scarlet. As you can see in these images, Frankly Scarlet is a very dark red that's really more of a maroon to my eye. It's nicely saturated, and a little bit dry, but it flows just fine in the nibs that I used. I'd go for a wetter nib with this ink, though.

If you dig this ink, you can find it at Federalist Pens (link above) or at most other Robert Oster vendors. 

The Bottle:

Robert Oster's inks always come in these tall 50ml bottles. They're good bottles, with a big enough mouth to fit any fountain pen, though their shape means that you might have a hard time reaching the bottom when the ink gets low enough.

Written Review:


Staples 20lb Copy Paper:

Tomoe River InkJournal:

Inky Fingers Currently Inked:

Water Test:


Video Review:

Color Comparisons:

This last one is more like what I think of when I think of scarlet.

**This bottle of ink was provided for review by Federalist Pens. No money changed hands, and no promises were given. WYSIWYG, YMMV, etc.**
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