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J. Herbin Cacao Du Brésil—A Handwritten Review

j herbin cacao du bresil brown ink ink review

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#1 mhphoto



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Posted 15 June 2015 - 16:24

This ink makes me go om nom nom. Such a unique shade of brown, fairly (and superficially) comparable to Noodler's Whaleman's Sepia, it's a dusky, ashen brown with a lot of personality. 





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Posted 15 June 2015 - 16:38

I can't start liking this one.

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 21:05

I love this one, too! You've put out a few really great reviews. It's very helpful to see different nibs and their performance with each ink. Thanks so much!


This ink is so subtle, so delicate, but also complex.


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#4 Tas


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Posted 15 June 2015 - 21:07

Must get it out again. You've shown it at it's best . . .  :)

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 21:19

On my monitor, it looks like it could be a shade of Noodler's 'Walnut'


Thanks for the review; I always look forward to yours, they're so simple, direct and informative.


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Posted 16 June 2015 - 22:49

This is one of those inks that you really need the right pen for. Like most J. Herbin inks, the saturation is fairly low, so it can look washed out with the wrong pen/paper combination. I love using it in my flexy Waterman's 52!

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 19:59

This appears quite dark on my monitor. I have a bottle around somewhere; I'd better compare it with the real thing. 

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 01:31

Great review! This is one I'm going to have to try! 

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 10:33

i see this ink had a lot of greyish tone to it, which how i would prefer it to be.  i like grey inks and this particular color tone is interestingly nice in comparison to other grey inks out there.


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