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J Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal Ink Review and Giveaway

J Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal Ink is the third color released in J. Herbin’s 1798 series of ink. Although the brand was created in 1670, the J. Herbin 1798 Ink Collection celebrates the year that “Jacques” or J. Herbin first introduced his own line of inks. Each bottle of both the 1670 collection and now the 1798 collection contains a shimmer or small flecks that provide a wonderful sparkle to the ink. We are a proud retailer of all J. Herbin ink colors and carry each of their ink lines.

Last year’s initial release of the 1798 ink was a success with the Améthyste de L’Oural ink, a deep royal amethyst color. This year’s color is the J Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal ink, a bright blue which trends towards turquoise, but a little bit darker than last weeks Robert Oster Silver Fire & Ice ink. The mineral of Kyanite is mined in the region surrounding Népal and is known as a nobel mineral due to its similarities with sapphire. This beautiful blue color is then offset and illuminated with a shimmer from flecks of silver, which translates to an absolutely beautiful color.

J Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal ink is not actually released yet, but you can pre-order it today. It will be available for shipping in mid-June, 2019. We were able to obtain a small 10 ml. bottle of this fantastic color and after doing our review of Jacques Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal ink will be giving it away before you can even purchase it! Continuing reading for a chance to win the sample bottle of Jacques Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal ink we used for this review.

J Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Nepal Ink Review

J Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Nepal Ink Review

During our review of Jacques Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal ink we found the following traits that you may find helpful:

Testing Factors

We used a J. Herbin spiral glass dip pen for our review of Jacques Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal ink on Rhodia dot pad paper. Different writing instruments and paper may produce different results.

Bottle Size

The bottle of Jacques Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal ink we received to test is a small 10 ml. glass bottle. The ink, however, will come in the normal 50 ml. J Herbin 1798 glass bottle that is similar to the J Herbin 1670 bottle. It is a heavy weighted inkwell type bottle with a large wax dipped lid, allowing for easy opening and pen filling.

Cost

Jacques Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal ink will retail for $32.00, which makes it a high mid-range to high-end ink option. However, the color, presentation, and bottle are worth the price.

Dry Time

We found a dry time of approximately 6-7 seconds during our review of Jacques Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal ink, which is quite reasonable for a shimmering or high saturation ink. Larger or wetter nibs and different paper may produce different results.

Bleed Through

We found no bleeding during our review of Jacques Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal ink. Even during the cotton swab test and water test, there was no bleeding noticed using Rhodia dot pad paper.

Feathering

During normal use, we did not experience any feathering at all using a dip pen on Rhodia paper. However, during our water test, there was some slight feathering when the soaking cotton swab touched the ink sample.

Water Test

We conducted a water test, where we ran a wet cotton swab over a dried ink sample of Jacques Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal ink. Our results were typical for non-waterproof ink, significant color smearing, and some slight additional feathering and line distortion. However, the line distortion and feathering were actually pretty nominal and the lines remained legible and clear.

Shading

Jacques Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal ink produces some nice shading between deep blue colors to a lighter turquoise color. Mix these color variations in with some silver shimmer and the effect is quite stunning.

Conclusions about J Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal Ink

J Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal ink is a great addition to J. Herbin’s 1798 ink collection. Although the price is on the high side, the presentation, bottle, and color are all fantastic. It has a very reasonable dry time, shades well, and is a nice blue-dark turquoise color. For these reasons, the ink is great for various notes, letters, projects or other writing. As with any shimmering, sheening or high saturation ink, it is recommended that you clean your fountain pen out periodically using a solution such as Pen Chalet’s Fountain Pen Flush to maintain a properly functioning writing instrument. Happy Writing from France!

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48 thoughts on “J Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal Ink Review and Giveaway

  1. DK Goodyk

    Very pretty blue! Finally another blue that’s got silver shimmers instead of Gold in the lineup. 😀

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  2. Ruth Morrisson

    Oh you are such bad people! As if I *really* need another blue ink. Or another shimmer ink. Oh, wait — of COURSE I probably do…. LoL

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  3. Geoffrey Dunn

    Wonderful new colour! If it’s as nice as Stormy Grey and Emerald of Chivor I will definitely need a bottle and what better way to do that than win it from the great folks @penchalet!!! Thanks for the review and the chance to win it

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  4. Jaime Gervais

    I absolutely love Kyanite and I’m super excited for this ink!!! It will be so beautiful for my handmade cards I like to send to loved ones, and for artworks, and journal writing…omg the ideas! My favourite top inks are Emeraude de Chivor, J Herbin Bleu Calanque, Colorverse Andromeda, Diamine Red Dragon and Organic Studios Nitrogen…so far… so many to choose!!! -J Thanks so much for the chance for the giveaway, very sweet!

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  5. Scott Digello

    My favorite inks are usually water resistant which tends to lean toward Noodler’s.
    Black: Heart of Darkness
    Blue: Bad Belted Kingfisher
    Green: Green Marine
    Red: (not water resistant) Diamine Red Dragon

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  6. Melanie Wittman

    Lovely blue. I’m always up for reading reviews of anything, but the Krishna inks are especially interesting to me!

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  7. Steven

    All of the inks I’ve tried so far in the 1670 & 1798 lines have behaved/performed really well, and I’m really looking forward to trying this latest color!

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  8. Jaime

    I’m so super excited for this ink! I adore Kyanite and I love the 1798 collection! My other fave inks are Emeraude de Chivor and Bleu Calanque by J. Herbin, Andromeda by Colorverse and Nitrogen by Organics Studio. I can’t wait for this one to come out! 😀 Yay!

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  9. Beth Fralix

    I’m over the moon for this new DYNAMITE Colour!! STUNNING!! One of the most gorgeous ink colours
    I’ve ever seen!! Thank you for the chance to win this amazing ink! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you all!!

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  10. Beth Fralix

    I’m over the moon for this new DYNAMITE Colour!! One of the most gorgeous ink colours
    I’ve ever seen!! Thank you for the chance to win this amazing ink! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you all!!

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  11. Tejashree Kulkarni

    I love J. Herbin inks! This one looks fantastic! And also, I am a sucker for blue inks. Thanks for the opportunity to win this ink!

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  12. Marco Bautista

    I’ve been looking for a new kind of blue ink for a while now. I usually mained the Pilot Iroshizuku Asa Gao as my daily, with Pelikan Konigsblau as my alternate. The color on this new J Herbin gives a nice, light blue shade yet readable and could be darker if I wanted. Really versatile on the shades.

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  13. KirkS

    Great addition to the Herbin line. I enjoy the nostalgia of using ink from a company that made ink for Victor Hugo.

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  14. Sarah Beckham

    Looking forward to a bright blue with silver! The red sheen looks like it’ll be a nice touch too!

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  15. Elizabeth Hilst

    I love the J Herbin line of 1798 Anniversary Inks. Amethyste de l’Oural is my favorite so far. I wonder how this compares IRL to Diamine Blue Lightning. I can’t remember if you’ve reviewed J Herbin’s scented line of inks. I’d be curious to see that.

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  16. Desmond O'Neill

    I’ve always hemmed and hawed about getting a bottle of 1698 or comparable inks from Herbin, but this color looks excellent, particularly with the silver shimmer! Thanks for the opportunity!

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