Robert Oster - Sooty Shearwater Fountain Pen Ink - A Special Color for Zeynep

$17.00 USD

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Forever in memory of Zeynep - Galen Leather's founder. She said, "One day, if you miss me, look at the Sooty Shearwaters."

Sooty Shearwater is a beautiful bird. This bird and the sea-teal ink in her memory were amongst her favorite things. 

In memory of Zeynep, we decided to offer a limited edition 50ml plastic bottle of Robert Oster Signature fountain pen ink in the color Sooty Shearwater.

Robert Oster Signature Inks are handmade in Australia. The recyclable PET bottles are manufactured in Australia's first carbon-neutral plastics plant.

A message from Robert Oster:

My great interest in fountain pen inks – and by extension inks that combine many creative applications – began with the birth of my love of fountain pens in 1989.

As Robert Oster Signature Inks are quite recent to the market, think of the interim between 1989 and today, as the fertile ground into which my present love of all things ink was seeded and grown.

The contents and packaging of my Inks are all nature-friendly and the colors a genuine inventory of the Australian palette.

Robert Oster Signature originates from one of the most famous wine-producing regions of the world, the Coonawarra district of South Australia, an idyllic setting with great influence on the senses. There is my inspiration. It’s a joy to share it with you.

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
Kris (Sembawang Estate, SG)
Beautiful Shading Ink

This is a lovely ink that has a subtle red shading. It is such an uplifting shade to journal with. Well behaved as well and fast drying.

John Randall (Bentonville, US)
Zeynep picked a wonderful ink.

Robert Oster makes some very well behaved inks and Zeynep liked a very pretty color. Yes, I like this ink!

Steve (San Marino, US)
Beautiful ink for a wonderful woman

This ink shades between teal green and a darker greenish blue on graphillo paper, flows very smooth and well behaved in the pen. The touching tribute behind it is the cherry on top.

Sylvie Pelletier (Saint-Chrysostome, CA)
beautyful color

I like this ink the color is very nice

Paul Loccisano
A beautiful ink

This is a wonderful colour - slightly more turquoise/green I thought than the test card, however, this may have just been on the tomoe river paper and pen I was using. The ink behaves well like most Robert Osters and is a pleasure to use. Beautiful.

D Hambly (Penryn, GB)
Great ink

I had been looking out for the ink coming back into stock, so bought it as soon as I saw it being available.

Lovely colour and has worked well in the fountain pens I have put it in so far. One of many regular use inks.

Rastislav Staník
nice ink

I quite like this ink, flows well with the Bluedew flex pen. The colour is contrasty and the sentimental value is also quite high.
Happy to have it.

Kris Lui (Wan Tau Tong, HK)
Beautiful color

Spilled nearing half a bottle after filling my new pen 😭😭😭 Definitely gonna come back after finishing this bottle.

Terence GF Flynn (Milwaukee, US)
A Beautiful Fountain Pen Color To Go With A Beautiful Story

By the online color sample, based on other Galen products and the story behind the color, I knew this color would be beautiful.

It Is Beautiful.

Susan Lawrence (Portland, US)
Unique name for a unique ink

Robert Oster inks are in my top fav’s, and this Sooty Shearwater is no exception! It’s almost a turquoise color, but not quite.
You won’t be sorry if you get it!

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