J. Herbin Caroube de Chypre Ink - 1670 Anniversary - 50 ml Bottle

J. Herbin Caroube de Chypre Ink - 1670 Anniversary - 50 ml Bottle

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The J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary Ink Collection, first introduced in 2010 with the color Rouge Hematite, commemorates J. Herbin's 340th anniversary. The fifth color in this series is "Caroube de Chypre", a rich cocoa brown ink with flecks of gold and a stunning red sheen.

The name "Caroube de Chypre", or Cyprus Carob, is inspired by the dried carob pods that J. Herbin himself was fond of snacking on during long voyages. Since ancient times, Carob trees were cultivated and traded in the Mediterranean region. The dark brown pods were thought to have therapeutic properties and were marketed throughout Europe as the "black gold of Cyprus". Today, carob is often eaten as a healthy chocolate substitute.

J. Herbin made many journeys to India and brought special wax formulas back to Paris, leading to his shop's success as a reputable sealing wax manufacturer that served Louis XIV and gained popularity throughout France. The wax seals on the cap and front of the bottle remind us of this rich history.

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This ink is very nice....
July 30, 2016
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This ink is very nice. The color may not be as rich as you'll be expecting, however it is close. And they finally put enough gold in that you'll definitely see it especially when looking at your writing from a side angle. It holds an edge very well but tends to feather if your nib spreads too wide. Overall I don't think you'll be disappointed with this one. It looks nice on white, cream, off-white or even slightly gray paper, although I think it looks best when there is a sharp contrast between ink and paper. Should be good for holiday notes or use during autumn & winter. There's definitely a lot of positives with this one. I've been using it in a Pilot with a stub nib and those two seem well matched.
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Beautifully vibrant ink....
October 5, 2016
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Beautifully vibrant ink. A lovely brown ink with red undertones and don't forget the gold sparkle! Works well in my Lamy broad nib. I highly recommend this ink!
Beautiful ink - seems...
September 23, 2016
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Beautiful ink - seems to flow fine.
The color of this ink...
August 26, 2016
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The color of this ink is unique. I was concerned about the gold flecks clogging it up, but this has not happened. I love the brown color.
The ink is just beautiful....
August 19, 2016
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The ink is just beautiful. With a small tilt of the paper a shimmer of gold appears.

I do recommend that the bottle be gently shook before drawing up the ink. This way the ink will have the gold flecks in it.

The ink made an impression with my friends.