It appears that majority of the ink I have reviewed is by J. Herbin.  I would say it is the mystique of J. Herbin’s background that allures me to try it out.  The idea that J. Herbin as a sailor traveled to India and was inspired by India Ink fascinates me.  Moreover, an ink company that was found almost 120 years before the French Revolution and still thrives today is amazing.  Little ink anecdotes entertain me.  What can I say, I am nerdy like that.  Another important factor is that J. Herbin’s ink is quite approachable in price.  It is amazing how much a jar of ink can cost!  If you are curious and willing to venture outside of Parker’s Quink (I use Quink since I was 9, and I still go back to it from time to time), J. Herbin could be a good starting point.

Here is a review on J. Herbin’s commemorative ink.  Isn’t it so vibrant and cheerful?
J. Herbin 1670 Encre Stylo
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P.S.  I just realized that there are spelling errors (gasp!) in the writing sample.  Sorry for not running spell check!

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4 thoughts on “J. Herbin 1670 Encre Rouge Hematite

  1. I did not had the time to go shopping for weeks (except the grocery store) but this will change at the end of this week. I will check out the collection of inks here in Austria or in Germany. If there is any particular ink you would like to have, let me know. 🙂

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  2. Liebe Marianne,You are too kind! My writing has become worse as I get older, but whenever I write with fountain pens, the sloppiness subsides a bit. I am only an amateur when it comes to ink and writing and since hand writing is very much neglected, not many people understand my fascination over ink. It is lovely to know that you like the postings and did not find them dry and nonsensical!

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