I see that some reviewers...
June 28, 2013
I see that some reviewers expressed a strong dislike of this ink because it did
not closely match the sample in the image, or because it is more 'olive' and
less 'green' than they expected. Others described it as a "sophisticated gray
green" or found it to have something of an olive tone, but liked it
Having now tried this ink in two Lamy pens, one with a Fine nib and the other
with an italic 1.5mm nib, I'm inclined to say that the truth is somewhere in
between these extremes. With the Fine nib, this ink wasn't bad, but it wasn't
particularly impressive, either. The flow of the ink was, as expected of J.
Herbin inks, quite smooth. The color, which I would describe more as
'grey-green' than 'olive', was nice, but left something to be desired. Shading
was negligible and didn't really add anything to the ink.
Now, with the 1.5 nib, I have much more use for this ink. With a broad nib, you
can really see the green in this ink, and it really does take on a more cultured
appearance, so to speak. The shading comes out much more nicely, too. At least
for calligraphy purposes and the like, I wouldn't hesitate to get this one
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