J. Herbin 1670 Fountain Pen Ink - Stormy Grey - 50ml Bottle

£17.25

Jacques Herbin 1670 Ink

Gris Orage (Stormy Grey)

Coal Grey Colour with Gold Shimmer

50ml Glass Bottle with Wax Herbin Seal 

Shimmer Ink for Fountain Pens 

 

Gris Orage (Stormy Grey)

Stormy seas are the inspiration for Herbin’s 1670 ink, “Stormy Grey.” Its color is a deep coal grey (anthracite) with flecks of gold. On his many voyages, 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.

 

Recommendations

We recommend cleaning your pens between fills, just to make sure any residue is clear. 

To get the most of the "shimmer" effect, shake the bottle well before use. 

 

1670 Collection:

The 1670 Collection celebrates the rich life and adventures of Herbin, an enterprising French sailor of the mid-17th century. While he was in the employ of the Compagnie des Indes Orientales, he made a number of voyages to India, collecting ingredients and formulas for his sealing wax and inks.

 

Jacques Herbin: A Brief History 

The oldest name in ink production worldwide, J. Herbin was established in 1670 creating inks and sealing waxes for many famous French figures including King Louis XIV and Victor Hugo, author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

The origins of J.Herbin date back to 1670. At around this time the French sailor Jacques Herbin produced his first ink in his Paris workshop, "The Ink of Ships." This ink was an iron gall ink, required to be waterproof due to the weather and damp climate of ship's cabins. 

The recipe may have been formulated for the ship's master on his trips back and forth to India; or when he settled down in Paris to first start producing his sealing wax. Today Jacques Herbin are one of the most highly regarded producers of fountain pen ink in the world. 

 

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