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Diamine's "Oxblood" is...
, December 1, 2011
Diamine's "Oxblood" is a very dark maroon/burgundy color. On glossy bright white
paper, it'll be an amazing nearly-dry blood color, especially if your pen is wet
enough to have it bead up nicely at the ends of strokes. On matte paper, where
colors always look darker, it'll be a reddish-black (the color of a ripe dark
It reminds me of the "Burgundy" color of the Marvy/Uchida Calligraphy markers.
It's darker than the Kuretake Zig Letter Pen CocoIro's "Bordeaux" color (which
JetPens sells as "blood red".)
I think this is the darkest red in the current Diamine range. If you want a red
that's a little more vivid, you might consider Diamine's "Maroon".
The bottle is, as expected, heavy glass with a hard plastic cap, but note that
you might not get the marbled green cap shown in the photos here -- my bottle
has a solid black cap.
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Amazing burgundy colour....
, December 5, 2012
Amazing burgundy colour. It's been lauded as an ink that really looks like
blood, and I have to agree. Think Diamine Syrah and Red Dragon mixed with a
little bit of Waterman Havana brown. Note that when it's smeared, there's a bit
more purple in the red than what you'd expect from actual blood, but the effect
when concentrated is stunning.
It feathers a little bit on really, really cheap recycled papers, but otherwise
it's very well behaved. It's dark enough on any paper that it doesn't look like
correction or notation ink.
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Oxblood color is true...
, July 23, 2012
Oxblood color is true to its name. It is a dark purple-y, red. On white and
ivory paper the color is saturated. This isn't exactly the color I was looking
for, but I got exactly what I bought. I'm still looking for a deep, dark red
without purple or brown undertones.
| Beautiful black-red....
, January 29, 2014
Beautiful black-red. It can smudge a bit, even when dry, from the oil on your
fingers, but nothing too bad.