Hello again, and welcome back! We’re continuing to “shake” things up and we’re bringing you a review of a different kind of pen – a dip pen. Originating from the very beginnings of writing, dip pens have been used for centuries, if not millennia. Today we’re going to be reviewing the J Herbin Glass Dip Pen.
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For this review, we are taking a closer look at the J Herbin Marbleized Glass Dip Pens. However, J Herbin has a wide array of different styles and colors of dip pens. The Marbleized Glass Dip Pens are roughly 7.5 in. long, although, hand blown glass pens can vary slightly in size. Also, the pens come in three different colors: Marbleized Blue, Marbleized Red, and Marbleized Green. The body of the pen tapers from a large section behind the grip, to a narrow tail. This gives the pen more weight in the front that allows the pen to write more comfortably in the hand. Because the pens are hand blown each will be unique in size, shape and color.
J Herbin Glass Dip Pens are great for reviewing inks. One of their greatest qualities is their ease to clean. All you need is to first, run water over the glass tip, then simply dry it off. Simple and easy. Dip pens are also easy to use. You dip the glass tip into your favorite bottle of ink, and the ink is held on the tip in spiralized grooves. Then, touch the glass tip to the paper, and write as normal. Your word count per dip may vary, but you should easily be able to write multiple sentences per dip.
The question we all have on our minds now is “How does it perform?” The answer is: Quite well indeed. In this review we used the Colorverse Ink Einstein Ring. The tip gives you a little feedback due to it being made of glass. However, the pen is still a rather smooth writer. Also, you can achieve a variety of line widths based off of your writing angle. Pictured in this review are writing samples written with a 90° angle, a 20° angle, and a 45° angle. Keep in mind that you can also alter the tip using some 400 grit sandpaper.
Conclusion about the J Herbin Glass Dip Pen
Whether you are a full fledged addict, or just starting in the “hobby”, a J Herbin Glass Dip Pen is a must have for your collection. Ranging from $16.00 USD for a simple straight handled pen, to $25.20 USD for a marbleized version, there’s no excuse not to buy one. Get yours today! Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog and our newsletter! Comment below with your thoughts and what you think we should review next! Share this with your friends!
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