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#1 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 13:50

J.Herbin Terre de Feu

 

Dear FPN Friends

 

The more bottles I get the more I start liking “mon ami de la douce France, monsieur J. Herbin”

 

I believe Herbin has the most beautiful names in the ink branch. Terre de Feu… Earth (soil) of Fire…

 

Wow c’est vrai poesie!!! :happyberet: 

 

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Some explanations

 

Review by review and of course being inspired by your reviews, I try to improve my reviews. In this review. I tried to improve my skills on testing Waterproof by submerging the ink in water.

 

Availibilty can be a problem in some parts of the world. Especially here in Austria where shops offer a vast array of colours… Blue Black and Red…. Wow that’s difficult to choose. I therefor put in some suggestions where to obtain the inks.

 

Of Course ther is always Amazon and more of those. But for me it is like bread or cheese. I do not want them from huge factories. I prefer the small artisan bakery on the corner or the local dairy farmer. For me that is the same with inks and Fountain Pens. I Like the small companies with passionate owners who will go the extra Yard for you. I will gladly pay the fare for the extra yard if the service and the passion are okay. I am a nurse and therefore not affiliated to any company... My patients are my clients :) . I just happen to have the habit to share my enthusiasm about good service and nice things... That is why I suggest you the names of stores and manufactures I like.

 

On paper: I always use normal paper nothing fancy. I guess you like to use your Fountain Pens at work too, at least I do… can someone explain me what a biro is? How great is the chance that your employer supplies you with fancy paper like Rhodia or even G. Lalo…. Well I rest my case….

 

Detail (close up) Pics to judge things ike feathering and shading

 

The Ink

 

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This too is an ink I use quite often. It has a truly nice colour to my eye and is not to explicit for everyday.

 

The colour

 

Earth Brown or like an old wine that you store to long (Wine turns brownish when it is too old)… Such a wine I would not like to drink…. But I love to write with it.

 

Funnily the ink tends to get a bit darker after drying… Best thing is the colour tone gets much richer

 

Shading

 

Is Herbin a synonym for shading… There are inks that shade more but Terre de Feu does a very nice job

 

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Well feathering is almost abset

 

Down here are some of the technical specs (as suggested by Ann Finley 2007)

 (not copied in but for this ink)

 

points 1-5 1 =   :(    5=   :) 

 

Fountain Pens: Online best writer 0.8 italic nib: Lamy Joy 1,5 Italic

Paper: Leonardo Ringbuch,average quality school note book made in Austria

Drying time:  0.8 fast 1,5 still fast points 5

Flow: Like a dam break in te lamy and still good in the 0.8 points: 4/ 5

Lubrication: smooth in both pens points: 5

Bleeding: stronger in broader nibs but ver acceptable  points: 4

Feathering: only a very little in 1,5 nib  points 4

Shading: none points: 0

Waterproof: no need to mention here  points:5

Package: Only in bottles, I belive points: 3-4  (bottle is classic but not very special, although the label is beautiful)

Availabilty: In Europe Good, Amazon, www.lacouronneducomte.com  (NL),

USA www.gouletpens.com

Quality: Good  points: 4

 

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Waterproof

 

This ink is not really waterproof. Yes it survives a drop. But have a look at the picture it is not truly waterproof (it is not intended to be so, I guess). The photo is taken after a 20 minutes diving experience.

 

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All colour is gone, it looks like pencil writing now… But it is still legible….

 

I suggest you’d better take your partner for a swim and leave Terre de Feu at home

 

Availibiliy

 

Of course there is Amazon…. But If you live in the Americas Goulet Pens offers most most of the Herbin’s I checked their web shop and started to slobber. :puddle: Htey even have there own Fountain Pen nibs at a very fair price.... Cool or what?

 

Some more mouth-watering :puddle:  :puddle:  :puddle: La Couronne du Comte. I do not want to be a chauvinist (I am Dutch and so is La Couronne du Comte, only 20 Km away from the place I was born) but…

 

·         They have it all from cheap to very very exclusive (the last ones are a bit above my budget…                            understatement!)

·          I have had good experiences (reading FPN I see this more often)

·         The owner Dennis van de Passion van de Graaf, passion is his middle name is utterly friendly and             coopereative. Always glad to help you and open for suggestions

·         Well and on J Herbin... Pick 4 and you pay 3. Or 8 and 6, or even more and pay less :) 

 

 

 

Too conclude.

 

Well I told you that I am starting to like J Herbin more and more and not only because I am a Francophile. The colour is very distinctive and warm. I just love using it…..

 

My next Herbin review will be Vert d’ Olive. May be not for everyday use but it is very lovely…

 

Regards

 

Peter 


Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 14:52

Thank you for the very comprehensive review.  I'm switching to Terre de Feu when I exhaust my supply of old Montblanc Sepia.



#3 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 15:04

Thank you for the very comprehensive review.  I'm switching to Terre de Feu when I exhaust my supply of old Montblanc Sepia.


thanks for the complimments....

Switching to Terre de Feu well I love it o I would say that is a good thing!

A bottle of De Atramentis Merlot wine ink is on it's way to me....

It is actually made of Merlot wine and smells like it....

Can't wait to test and review it. I will let you know soon...

Er... should I drink that stuff too? :-) :-)

regards

Peter

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 15:36

Hi Peter

I'm back! I've been let out on probation and am happy to be reading your brilliant ink reviews again :-)

Can't wait to see the Merlot review.

M

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 15:56

Great review, thanks. To be honest I hate this ink, nevertheless I enjoy your great work :)



#6 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 17:19

Great review, thanks. To be honest I hate this ink, nevertheless I enjoy your great work :)


Your work is more than great...

Sorry that I stole your Idea of testing the Waterresistance in a waterbath.... Great idea says a lor more about Waterproof

Regards

Peter

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 00:32

...a suitable replacement for the dearly departed Black Swan...?

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 14:37

...a suitable replacement for the dearly departed Black Swan...?

Oh, no; TdF is far too brown.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 13:28

Hi Peter
I'm back! I've been let out on probation and am happy to be reading your brilliant ink reviews again :-)
Can't wait to see the Merlot review.
M


Your Back.... BEST NEWS OF THE YEAR!!!

I have received the merlot..... it is delicious.... er very lovely....

Will post a review soon and write you a letter with It....

Regards Peter

Ps I tasted a drop of the merlot (it looked so tempting)...
Must say Talisker tastes better

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 16:40

the color is really akin to clay pottery but I like it either way it's my second J.Herbin ink from my first Ambre di Birmanie (which is a bit too washed out on all of my pens)



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 21:38

Nice review! Honestly, I'm still battling with the thoughts of get or not to get this color. Its on the edge of brown colors I would like. Kind of not really into the brown range. I can associate with you getting the inks from a lovely shop, instead of ordering them. I can say, I'm lucky here in Budapest there is a shop have almost all the J. Herbin, Diamine, Rohrer&Klinger, Platinum and some Sailor too... So its plenty from choose...



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 08:13

Nice review! Honestly, I'm still battling with the thoughts of get or not to get this color. Its on the edge of brown colors I would like. Kind of not really into the brown range. I can associate with you getting the inks from a lovely shop, instead of ordering them. I can say, I'm lucky here in Budapest there is a shop have almost all the J. Herbin, Diamine, Rohrer&Klinger, Platinum and some Sailor too... So its plenty from choose...


Dear Vivian...

Good to here that ther is a nice shop in Budapest...
Here in Tyrol buying ink is frustrating...As usually only few inks in fewer colours are available.

The ink indeed is more brown with a red tone.

I will publish a comparing review of Terre de Feu and De Atramentis Merlot. I have reviewed both inks intensively. The Merlot, being made of Merlot wine is more red of course...

May be this is interesting for you.... I will give you notice when it is published....

Regards

Peter

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 


#13 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:18

Hello FPN friends

 

Just to let you know I have published a comparison of two Reddish inks i have reviewed seperately before...

 

J Herbin Terre de Feu and De Atramentis wine ink Merlot

 

You can find the comparison here

 

http://www.fountainp...-de-feu-merlot/

 

Hope you will enjoy it... :D

 

Regards 

 

Peter


Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:18

Dear Vivian...

Good to here that ther is a nice shop in Budapest...
Here in Tyrol buying ink is frustrating...As usually only few inks in fewer colours are available.

The ink indeed is more brown with a red tone.

I will publish a comparing review of Terre de Feu and De Atramentis Merlot. I have reviewed both inks intensively. The Merlot, being made of Merlot wine is more red of course...

May be this is interesting for you.... I will give you notice when it is published....

Regards

Peter

 

It is online now Vivian


Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:07

This would be an interesting contrast with the De A Merlot.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:57

This would be an interesting contrast with the De A Merlot.


I will write you a postcard with both inks. This way you can compare them the best...

I will also write with DA document inks Brown and Green on it, so that you can judge these colours too

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:07

Woo Hoo!  I'm looking forward to getting the DeA permanent inks.


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