J. Herbin 1670 Dip & Fountain Pen Ink Bottle - Stormy Grey

$26.00


The J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary Ink in Stormy Grey (Dark Gray with Gold Flecks) comes in a decorative 50ml glass bottle with a wax seal imprint. This fine ink can be used with either fountain pens or calligraphy dip pens. It can also be used with glass dip pens and dip drawing pens or with a brush as an ink wash.

This ink is not waterproof and you must shake the bottle a lot to get the sparkly gold flecks evenly distributed.

Stormy seas are the inspiration for J. Herbin’s 1670 ink, “Stormy Grey.” Its color is a deep coal gray (anthracite) with flecks of gold. On his many voyages, J. Herbin encountered dark and wild oceans. The fine golden flecks in the ink are meant to invoke both strikes of lightening across the water, and also its dark and mysterious depths.

The 1670 Collection celebrates the rich life and adventures of J. Herbin, an enterprising French sailor of the mid-17th century. He made a number of voyages to India, collecting ingredients and formulas for his sealing wax and inks. He began making pen inks in his Paris workshop beginning in 1700 with the "Ink of Ships" and the "Jewel of Inks." Today, Herbin inks are widely used and internationally renown.

J. Herbin inks are made in France; the company is the oldest manufacturer of pen ink in the world. The company uses all natural dyes in their fountain pen inks. This natural composition is reflected in the neutral pH of the inks. This means that if combined with acid-free paper, the writing or drawings with this ink will last a long time and are of archival quality.

You can find a lovely YouTube video of this ink in use; https://youtu.be/UyFQVvdVjWE

We also carry J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary Ink in Caroube de Chypre (Rich Brown), and Rouge Hematite (Red) in our Etsy Shop.

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