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.