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

J. Herbin Straight Body Frosted Glass Dip Pen - Small - Violet 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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This is a little beauty!...
March 5, 2009
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This is a little beauty! Easy to clean and perfect for testing out different inks. It would take some practice to get a good flow going to write with this pen solely but it cannot be beat for testing ink.

Love it and the customer service from Jetpens.
7 people found this helpful
I bought this glass pen...
August 2, 2014
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I bought this glass pen together with the gorgeous J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary Edition ink. This nearly opaque, gold-flecked red ink would be a nightmare to clean from my fountain pens, even if only dipped. The glass pen is perfect for for this ink, just rinse it off, wipe dry, and change to another bottled ink in a flash, no messy cleaning job. I prefer this shorter cylindrical shape to the other glass pen shape you offer, the fancy, overly-long, twisted & tapered model which just invites breakage. Only one problem: how to keep my glass pen on my desk without endangering the point? The box it comes in is flimsy. I use a full-length plastic traveler toothbrush holder! The nib is protected and the holder takes up little room lying flat and won't roll away. Without this pen I would not have bought the gorgeous ink. The combination is perfect. Thank you, JetPens, for your stocking of such esoterica and for your amazingly fast service. Ordered on July 30, received August 1, from West Coast to East Coast in three days flat.
6 people found this helpful
Claire May
It's a glass pen, but...
October 10, 2013
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It's a glass pen, but nothing great. The design and function is pretty utilitarian. The point was scratchy, so I worked on it with some 1k-10k sandpaper. It's smoother now. The initial line tends to be really think and then moderates as one might expect. The choice of ink matters. Other reviews have spoken well of J. Herbin inks but I did not attain good results. J. Herbin's Bleu Myosotis is thin and tends to quickly run to the tip of the pen and drain quickly. I preferred Noodler's Blue. Being slightly thicker, it tended to remain higher in the grooves rather than flow to the tip. I also found that the pen needs to be held at a 45 degree angle to the paper to work well. As it's tilted more perpendicular, the line is starved of ink. A lower angle will release a thick stream of ink. VERDICT: The pen is great for ink tests. It can be used to write a decent line on the right paper. So, its handy if you want to write a short letter or journal entry in a color other than the one in your fountain pen.
4 people found this helpful
I love the glass spiral...
March 25, 2015
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I love the glass spiral tip pen. I am a watercolor artist . . . and I used it to work on a portrait of a little boy with spiky hair. It was wonderful to be able to load the pen with watery pigment, and work on the hair. My only regret is that there is not a version with a finer tip as well. It also gave me a new option for my signature. I have been using a Pigma micron 01 pen for my signatures because I do NOT like signing with a brush. I was able to color coordinate my signature with the painting.
3 people found this helpful
Excellent quality on...
July 23, 2016
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Excellent quality on this J. Herbin glass dip pen. It's a little shorter than the more expensive one with the fancy handles, but still long enough to hold comfortable for all hand sizes.
1 person found this helpful