The new J Herbin 1670 Anniversary Ink
We have just got in a sample of J Herbin's Emerald of Chivor ink and it's so shockingly beautiful, that I had to stop everything I was doing and write a quick review. (Faisal also had to stop what he was doing to take photographs).
I will say this up front : this one is a game changer.
J Herbin caused a revolution last year with Stormy Grey. The anticipation was incredible, the sales were over the roof...and mostly...it got people talking and writing again. Turns out, Stormy Grey was just the beginning.
This year J Herbin have opted for a green coloured ink with gold specs.
Here is the official info:
It is very difficult to photograph and describe, but I will do my best. Post might be a little picture heavy
The bottle is the same as other 3 Anniversary inks. Teal seal with golden thread. Specs in the bottle remind me of nail varnish.
Emerald describes the (Bureau) colour very well. Shading goes from Vert Reseda to dark teal. Ink flow is excellent!
Ink has a heavy outer contour purple sheen (just like Sailor's Yama Budo), but there is also light green metallic sheen (colour similar to Fisher's Green Space Pen). This two-coloured sheen is in my opinion unheard (un-seen) of!
Just like Stormy Grey, this ink is water-resistant. Not water-proof, but if you use it to write the address on the envelope, it should be OK.
So here it is...over-all very exciting ink...What do you think? Is it your cup of tea? Would you get a bottle (or two)?
I have been trying to find The One and accumulated almost 100 different colours (mostly green, turquoise, gold) of ink.
This one will rule them all!
Ink is now on our website, so if you are interested you can click 'email me when in stock' button. Release date is 1st September 2015 and link is here: http://www.bureaudirect.co.uk/j-herbin-1670-anniversary-ink/p3126
Mishka & Faisal
ps: pen in photos and Emerald of Chivor's match is TWSBI 580 in green with 1.1mm nib (juicy!)