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J. Herbin fountain pen ink was founded in 1670 and is the oldest fountain pen ink brand in the world. The J. Herbin company first produced "l’Encre de la Tete Noire", followed by "Perle des Encres," (The Jewel of Inks) and "l’Encre des Vaisseaux" (The Ink of Ships). The J. Herbin company made ink for the King of France, Louis XIV, and a black ink exclusively of Victor Hugo, author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables.

The J Herbin company remains mainly a family owned business and offers a wide selection of fine writing supplies including fountain pen ink, scented inks, and sealing waxes.

Pen Chalet is an Authorized Dealer of J Herbin pens and inks.

Country: France

Customer Reviews

J Herbin Spiral Glass
This item is completely new to me. I had never heard of glass pens until I saw this one advertised on the Pen Chalet Web site. I find that it is very easy to write with and is especially handy for experimenting with different colors of inks, for example, the small 5 ml sample bottle of Colorverse inks, because it is so easy to clean. I love this pen and try to use it every day, if only to play around with the few colors of ink I have collected so far.
Laurel C
Alexandria, VA
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J Herbin 1670 Sample(4ml)
Love the 1670 series! Beautiful ink!
Mark
Lafayette, IN
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J Herbin Sample(4ml)
J. Herbin inks have worked well in all my fountain pens for many years. The sample of Rose Cyclamen is vivid and colorful.
William
San Antonio, TX
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(30ml)
A nice dark pink, almost red. The color is pretty consistent when you write, some other J. Herbin inks have noticable light and dark parts to your letters, not the case with this color.
Caroline
Salt Lake City, UT
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J Herbin Spiral Glass
I LOVE THIS GLASS PEN!! I just worry I might drop it or it might roll off my desk. The color is a very nice shade. I primarily use it for testing new inks to see if I like them, rather than using one of my fountain pens. It looks so elegant, I feel bad when I'm using it wearing ratty sweats and a hat. I think to do it justice, it needs a lovely vintage pen rest. Otherwise I enjoy writing with it and improving my penmanship, and maybe taking a try at Calligraphy!
Susan
Pinole, CA
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(10ml)
J.Herbin inks flow smoothly and are available in many colors.
William
San Antonio, TX
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(30ml)
I like the rich green of this ink. I works well in a variety of pens. Not too wet. This is the green I have selected as my standard
Scott
Ogden, UT
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J Herbin 1670(50ml)
All of these inks in the 1670 collection are so stunning, ALL!
Noel
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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J Herbin 1670(50ml)
I love the color and the shimmer, this ink is a little dry so try it in a pen that has good flow.
William
louisville, KY
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(30ml)
Very unique orange. I really like it.
Robert
Wink, TX
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J Herbin Brass Letter Seal
Very nice wrap. Best I’ve seen yet.
Robert
Wink, TX
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J Herbin Supple
Great wax! Melts easily without discoloration.
Robert
Wink, TX
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(30ml)
I tried it once, but I don't remember my reaction to it. However, every ink by Herbin is great quality.
Roberta M
Douglaston, NY
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(10ml)
Bleu des Profondeurs is a deep, dark, professional blue. Its flow is excellent, and it has just a tiny bit of very subtle shading - just a little bit lighter in spots, but not dramatically so. There's something pleasant and calming about how it looks on the page. I'm definitely considering the larger bottle of this one - I think it would be well worth it. (As for the value of the 10 ml bottle...well, think of it as a 10 ml sample, and it's priced about right, I'd say.)
Robert
Corning, IA
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(30ml)
This ink color was purchased for the Pineider Metropolis Fountain Pen that was bought at the same time.
I believe it was a good match.
I like to purchase an ink to go with a fountain pen, not that other inks won't find themselves in the pen.
This brand and color are top shelf.
Terence GF
Milwaukee, WI
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J Herbin Cartridge(6pk)
Very pink and to my liking, it’s a lovely color. Small size means it runs out quickly, I also have a bottle of the color.
Helena
San Francisco, CA
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(10ml)
Rouge Grenant is the color I bought. Nice pigmented red. No complaints
Escher
Chapel Hill, NC
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(30ml)
I have yet to purchase a J Herbin ink I don't like. So versatile. Colors always brilliant. Love it.
Escher
Chapel Hill, NC
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J Herbin Blotter Sheets
I use these little blotter sheets all the time - when I’m sampling inks, to blot wet inks when writing, and to leave in my journals or notebooks to absorb ink after writing. Good value for great little tool.
Griffin
Portland, OR
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J Herbin Spiral Glass
This was my 1st Herbin glass dip pen. It is lovely! It is true to color in the photo - a pale peach. It arrives in a well-padded, and very sturdy, presentation box. The pen has some weight to it, and is more comfortable to write with than another glass pen I own. I was surprised to find a 1"-square piece of fine-grit sandpaper in the box, up near the writing tip. That was a bonus, and I appreciate them tucking it in to the boxes for future use. I used this pen to write out samples of probably 20+ inks last week, and found that it wrote nicely and went back to the clear tip with only one dip in a glass of water. Sadly, the last of the sample inks that I used, "DeAtramentis Document Fuchsia", has permanently stained the tip to a pale pink color. I miss the clear tip, but I'll still use it, as it is fun to write with. I find I write slower and more deliberate with it, and I just enjoy looking at it as I write. It really is a pretty pen. This pen would make a nice gift as it is well-made and boxed nicely.
Robyn
Apache Junction, AZ
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(10ml)
These are really nice inks! Herbin Ambre de Birmanie, my first, finally an opportunity to reorder. Also ordered LI DE THE and ORANGE INDIEN. These two are fabulous!
Donald
Santa Barbara, CA
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J Herbin Spiral Glass
Very Nice Product
Devendra
CUTLER BAY, FL
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(10ml)
Great ink in a perfect bottle sized to try out many colours!
Nicole
Snohomish , WA
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J Herbin Smooth Frosted Glass

Lovely to look at, easy in the hand, writes exceptionally well & carries a sufficient fill to use with samples. Single drawback is no accompanying crafted storage to keep it safe.
S. Z.
Callicoon, NY
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J Herbin Bottled Ink(30ml)
Herbin "Lie de Thé" ink is a beautiful light golden brown with a hint of pearlescent sheen -- very understated. I was looking for an "antique dark yellow" and this comes very close (more "tea colored," as the name says). A nice ink that I will purchase again.
Onni
Newton, NJ
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