In the year 1700, M. Herbin created The "Jewel of Inks" in his little shop on the Rue des Fosses Saint-Germain in Paris. The J. Herbin brand is therefore the oldest name in fine pen inks in the world. J. Herbin inks are pH Neutral and are comprised of All Natural dyes in their fountain pen inks. This natural composition and delicate balance of ingredients is the essence of any fine ink.
In the year 1798, the French Revolution was ending, ushering in a new era of modern ideas and discovery. At the same time, the steel nib dip pen began to replace quill pens as the primary writing instrument. J. Herbin, the commercial establishment founded by Jacques Herbin in 1670, relocated to expand the production and influence of their sealing wax and inks.
Amethyste de l'Oural is the first in the new 1798 ink collection. The ink is inspired by the gemstone trade of the 16th and 17th centuries. Amethyst stones from Russia, Brazil and the island of Sri Lanka were eagerly sought after for the calming, meditative and lucid dream like qualities.
Fans of the 1670 Anniversary ink collection will want to continue on with this deep, rich purple that exhibits a silver sheen. The new 1798 ink bottle has a wider mouth for easier filling access.
- 50mL Glass bottle of fountain pen ink
- Hand-Dipped Wax Seal on bottle, stamped with "1798"
- Highly Saturated ink should be given extra care when cleaning your pens after use.
- Be sure not to mix this ink with others.