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  1. I haven’t heard many people talk about this, so I just wanted to make those who are unaware now aware. Here is just a quick thing on some price comparisons. “Retail” price was taken from online fountain pen and ink retailers: DIAMINE 30ml Cult Pens- $2.47 Retail- $7.50 PELIKAN 4001 30ml Cult Pens- $4.82 Retail- $11.75 ROHRER & KLINGNER 50ml Cult Pens- $5 Retail- $11.95 PARKER QUINK 57ml Cult Pens- $5.21 Retail- $11.02 DIAMINE 80ml Cult Pens- $6.21 Retail- $14.95 WATERMAN 50ml Cult Pens- $6.51 Retail- $12 PELIKAN 4001 62.5ml Cult Pens- $7.52 Retail- $16.50 DIAMINE 150th ANNIVERSARY 40ml Cult Pens- $8.15 Retail- $15.50 HERBIN 30ml Cult Pens- $8.40 Retail- $12.95 KAWECO 50ml Cult Pens- $8.41 Retail- $12 CROSS 62.5ml Cult Pens- $9.47 Retail- $16 LAMY CRYSTAL 30ml Cult Pens- $9.99 Retail- $16 JACQUES HERBIN 1670 50ml Cult Pens- $18.39 Retail- $29.50 JACQUES HERBIN 1798 50ml Cult Pens- $21.02 Retail- $29.50 MONTBLANC AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS BLUE 50ml Cult Pens- $33.66 Retail- $40 I just wanted to tell all of you who weren’t aware. Have a nice day, W. Major
  2. jasonchickerson

    J Herbin — Emeraude De Chivor

    http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac209/jasonchickerson/20160830_0007.jpg Emeraude on Rhodia Dotpad no. 16. Title drawn with a 1.5mm Brause no. 180 nib and plenty of gum arabic. http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac209/jasonchickerson/20160830_0008.jpg http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac209/jasonchickerson/20160830_0011.jpg Undiluted (left) and diluted (50%, right) splotches. http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac209/jasonchickerson/20160828_0001-2.jpg http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac209/jasonchickerson/20160828_0001.jpg Peacock painted with Emeraude de Chivor, Sailor Souten, and a hint of J. Herbin Cacao du Brésil on Stillman & Birn Gamma Series paper. This is a review that I thought I had already done. When I set out to do it again, I realized why I never finished the first time round. Emeraude de Chivor is one difficult ink. It is oversaturated, much too wet, stains everything, and threatens to clog my pen. It also refuses to work with a dipped without plenty of gum arabic, which removes the sheen (but adds gloss). Is anyone actually writing with this ink? I'll admit Emeraude looks pretty good coming out of my wife's mint Kaweco Sport, but I won't be putting it in any of my pens any time soon. Too staining, too clogging, and it smears when dry a la Rouge Hematite. So what on earth could I ever use this for? Well, that peacock looks pretty nice, for one. I love the way three distinct colors can be gotten through dilution: gold/red/black when laid down really thick, a dark emerald green at full volume, a brilliant turquoise when diluted. And it looks great alongside the pink-sheening Souten. Looks like this one is permanently relegated to the art shelf. Now I just have to find some subject matter that requires a glittery teal...
  3. We just got another shipment of J Herbin 1670 Emerald of Chivor ink and it is now back in Stock! Get it while it lasts
  4. Hi people, I received my three bottles of Herbin Chivor ink from the Massdrop, yesterday. First of all, the packaging was superb! This is how it came: -Longer box, approx 8 x 8 x 16 in -Extra large bubble rap, doubled up -Each bottle wrapped in multiple layers of smaller bubble wrap -Each bottle already comes shrink-wrapped Great drop; keep your eye out for the next one as over 200 have requested it!. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/j-herbin-1670-ink?referer=WY4GXL
  5. Got in my Emerald of Chivor yesterday from GouletPens (lucky lucky), and I immediately shook it up, stuck a syringe way to the bottom to get the most out of the sparkles (which settles very quickly), filled the cartridge and went to town. In a Lamy Al-Star w/ 1.5mm Stub nib on Rhodia No. 16 Dot Paper. http://i.imgur.com/4mkbAaE.png A lot less sparkly and oily-red sheen than photos online, perhaps it's my paper or pen? I don't know, would I need something like Tomoe? http://i.imgur.com/Y0u5OTy.jpg http://i.imgur.com/gWHgYxq.jpg Don't get me wrong I enjoy this ink's color alone and will write in my Master Leuchtturm 1917 lovingly as such, but I'm really curious on getting the most out of this ink's properties. Thoughts? Also later on I should be getting a TWSBI 1.1 mm nib for my Diamond 580, if not the sparkles flow from that at least I can see them swirl in the tank yeh? - GlennPen Update [8.29.2015 2:07 PM]: Does extremely well on L!FE brand paper. http://i.imgur.com/keyIrZB.png http://i.imgur.com/hDmTxUH.png And here's an upclose shot: http://i.imgur.com/6FCKS10.png and lovingly in the sun.http://i.imgur.com/djCoWo0.png Seems to me that Japanese paper is more likely to bring out the full vibrance of this ink!
  6. Dear FPN friends, we have some fantastic news for you!!!! J Herbin's latest ink from 1670 Anniversary range: Emerald of Chivor is due in about a week (August 2015). We are taking pre-orders here and will ship as soon as the ink comes in Mishka
  7. I have been fortunate enough to receive a bottle of J Herbin 1670 Emerald of Chivor to review. It's my understanding that it's due to be released in August. So I'm going to write with it over several days and post my experiences on this thread. I have filled my Pilot Custom 74 M nib with it so far, so this is the pen I'm using today. However, I can easily change that M nib to a F one from my CH92, so I plan to do that as a comparison. Then I will use a different pen and nib type. First things first, this ink oozes quality. It feels beautifully smooth and lubricated from the pen. It is very saturated and shows lots of different shading, as well as it's sheen. In my opinion it isn't what I would call an emerald colour, as I think of emeralds as a vibrant green. This ink is teal blue-green. When I started writing with it I thought I must compare the colour to that of Sailor Yama-dori, so that's something I will add over the course of the next few days. I've now edited this to include a short comparison with sailor Yama-dori, plus I've attempted to show the fabulous sheen.
  8. Well have a look at this beauty, Available in August. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pP-o-d-1okY/VYL99b8o5bI/AAAAAAAACHw/V-b16sJEVAs/s1600/jherbin-1670-emerald.jpg





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