J. Herbin Straight Body Frosted Glass Dip Pen - Small - Black Tint

J. Herbin Straight Body Frosted Glass Dip Pen - Small - Black Tint

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Enjoy hand blown glass pens in the tradition of 16th century Venice. Each pen is expertly made and is an individual work of art. The fine glass pens feature a frosted glass handle and tips that are delicately twisted in a light spiral to hold the maximum amount of ink. Each pen measures 5.5 inches long.

Glass pens are a romantic and beautiful writing instrument that will enhance your writing experience. They have a nice flow and are the only instrument that truly gives you an honest and direct experience with your ink. That is why glass pens are ideal for testing new ink colors. They write elegantly yet easily rinse clean with water, so you can quickly switch between different inks colors without having to refill a fountain pen. As long as you have a bottle of ink handy, these pens are ready to capture your thoughts anytime. When dipped, a glass pen can write multiple sentences before needing to be re-dipped.

How to use your glass pen:
1. Dip the pen slightly in an ink bottle. Tip should be only partially submerged to avoid ink blots.
2. Glide tip against bottle opening to drain excess ink. When ink no longer drips down from the nib it is ready to write with.
3. Use your glass pen to write notes, letters, wedding invitations, etc. (you may want to practice a bit first to get a feel for your pen). Re-dip in ink as necessary.

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Customer Reviews

Mine came chipped (JetPens...
November 24, 2010
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Mine came chipped (JetPens offered to take it back, but I thought I'd try first to rehabilitate it.) Follow the simple directions on the side of the box to rub the tip over sandpaper & it works!
At first I over-thought it & carefully gave it a rounded tip with fine emery paper under a magnifier: it wrote very broad but spottily. The I formed it into a sharp conical tip & it didn't write at all.
It seems that the pen relies on a relatively blunt tip in the manner of mechanical pencil lead, wherein you write with the edge of the base of a cylinder shape, turning it just slightly as necessary to maintain flow down from the grooves. Rubbing it briefly tip-down on fine sandpaper -- with a natural motion -- achieves just enough convexity to function well.
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It took me the longest...
March 22, 2013
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It took me the longest time to figure out how to even use this pen. After reading over some of the other reviews, I noticed why- it was the tip! I took a little sandpaper to it and it fixed it right up! If you order this, have some fine-grain sandpaper handy just in case.
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This pen is a lot of...
October 24, 2009
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This pen is a lot of fun to write with and very easy to clean. It can actually write a fair bit between dips, and it will never rust like a steel nib pen.
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writes very nicely. defiantly...
August 27, 2010
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writes very nicely. defiantly worth the $15. can write a long time between dipping(about a paragraph.) buy this pen if you enjoy the occasional dip pen. after using this pen, I'm pretty much done with steel nibs.
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I was at first slightly...
May 23, 2010
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I was at first slightly disappointed in the pen, because I found it was just pouring ink onto the page right after dipping, but then wore down into a thinner and thinner line as I wrote. But once I changed paper, it immediately behaved much better. This pen is only good for a limited set of applications, but if you have an excuse to try it out, you won't regret it. I LOVE this pen, and the Periwinkle Blue J. Herbin ink is even better looking in real life than in any of the photos.
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