Ink Notes: J. Herbin Rouge Hematite 1670 Anniversary Ink

J. Herbin Rouge Hematite 1670 Anniversary Ink bottle

My first pen with this ink was my Sailor 1911 Sterling Silver with a medium nib. The Sailor medium is a thin medium.

These notes are from that single use

  • The deep red of the ink is great
  • The ink was a real pain to clean from the pen. No staining, but uncountable flushes and flicking to remove all traces of the ink. I expect red ink to be harder to flush out, but this was more work than I expected. But the color is worth it.
  • I had some minor flow issues after the pen had been idle for a few days. Nothing major, but some false starts and an occasional skip. Eventually it worked itself out.
  • Nice shading with the ink even with the relatively thin line.
  • I didn’t see any of the gold sheen others have described.

I’ll be using this ink more and will update these notes as it flows through more pens.

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