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I own about 15 different...
, July 11, 2011
I own about 15 different shade of red ink from different company such as pilot,
pilot iroshizuku, herbin, diamine, but there are only 2 different ink that I
keep on coming back using them. This J Herbin Aniversary ink is one of them
(the other one is iroshizuku momiji). This is a special ink, red blood color
with a shade of gold. If you use a fine nib fountain pen, you won't notice the
gold shade that much, but try to fill in your broad fountain pen or sometimes I
use this ink on my pilot parallel 3.8mm ... the gold shade are amazing and the
color are very astonishing. Not too bright but bright enough to catch your
The only complain I have is the wax on the cap crack easily no matter how gentle
you open the cap.
Anyway If you love red ink, you will like this ink. I know I am.
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I love this ink. I have...
, June 13, 2011
I love this ink. I have been using it for a while and continue to be fascinated
with the shading. It goes on red then has shades of brown and gold. I have
written many pages in my my Rhodia "Webbie" journal and it is a beautiful look.
I think this ink is worth every penny for the shading alone. I am buying a
second bottle right now just to make sure I never run out.
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I just ordered my second...
, October 19, 2011
I just ordered my second bottle of this extraordinary ink. It is, indeed,
expensive, but, for me, it is worth it. Rouge Hematite is a luminous, warm,
golden red like no other red ink. I have been journaling with a Pilot Custom
Heritage 91 broad nibbed pen filled with this wonderful J. Herbin ink. I think
that the luminescence and shading are pronounced when a broad nib is used. The
words glow on the page and they produce an ethereal, ambient music in my heart.
Although the ink and bottle are beautiful, the only very minor deficit is the
wax covered cap. The wax flakes can be bothersome so try to remove all the wax
before opening the cap. I highly recommend that you try this J. Herbin "Edition
Anniversaire" before it is no more.
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This is the most incredible...
, January 7, 2012
This is the most incredible red ink I've ever seen. I believe that the pigment
is partly derived from the actual hematite stone. People have said in other
reviews that there seems to maybe be some gold in the ink but I believe, after
having seen the examples of hematite, that it is hematite dust. And like
Platinum's Carbon Black this adds a density and beauty that other inks don't
have. I understand that it may only work in certain pens (like carbon black) but
it is worth finding one of those pens. I use only Platinum Pens, especially the
"Music" pen and have no problems. And the contrast between the 2 inks is
extremely dramatic on the same page. I like to switch from one to the other
while taking my notes simply because it creates such a beautiful effect. But I
can see how some might be put off by the color since it is extremely "bloody". I
am going to have to get some more before too long to make sure I don't run out
as this is the anniversary edition and that seems to insinuate that it is a
temporary thing. 50 mls is a lot of ink but I write a lot of notes and I don't
think I will ever grow tired of it.
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FYI, the newest bottles...
, September 8, 2013
FYI, the newest bottles of Rouge Hematite (as of this review on Sept. 8th, 2013)
have absolutely none of the gold pigment the original formulation had. I have
one bottle of the original formula and one bottle made about a year ago—the
difference is certainly visible one the page, but even in the bottle it's
obvious when looking at the pigment that's settled on the bottom of the bottle.
The newest bottles, however, don't even have any of the gold pigment, and are
MUCH lighter on the page with none of that beautiful gold sheen.
It's still a good ink with fairly heavy shading (different than the
metallic-looking sheen of the old bottles, mind you), but it's *just* a red ink
Just an FYI for those with the old bottles looking to get a new bottle.