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Lierre Sauvage - J. Herbin


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Lierre Sauvage was my first green ink. I still like it and use it more or less regularly. The ink isn't extremely saturated but that's fine for me, I like it this way.


If you like green inks you can check my comparison of 48 green inks.




Producer: J. Herbin

Color: Lierre Sauvage

Bottle: 30 ml, nice, not practical



Saturation: good

Flow: very good in all pens I've ever filled with it

Shading: beauty











COLOR RANGE (made with PS gradient tool)


Calendar - TWSBI, 1,1 stub








And here's THICK layer of ink on Clairefontaine 120 g paper



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Love that green... sort if medium dark but still vivid

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Excellent overview of this classic ink (well, for me it's a classic - like you, it's the first green ink I got, and I still like it a lot).


Thanks also for the link to your hugely-informative multi-greens comparison post. One question about those - where can one buy Nicpon inks? I haven't seen them before and didn't find the answer in the comments to your previous post.


(48 Shades of Green. Hmm, perhaps there's a book in there somewhere...)

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@stephanos - Nicpon = KWZI. I believe there are some group buys organized on the forum. KWZI is polish ink enthusiast, chemistry PhD student who brews his own inks :)


Thanks for replying so usefully and so quickly! It looks like he has heaps of colours to choose from .

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What I like about this Lierre Sauvage is that it is a full GREEN. Not a grey or blue or yellow green it is a GREEN GREEN.

Catherine Van Hove



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Great review! This might be on the list...Green is my favorite color, so naturally, I will have to get a green ink eventually.


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This is a great example of how Lierre Sauvage looks for me. I see a lot of reviews where it's much darker than I get out of any of my pens. It was one of my original ink samples, and I still haven't decided if I want a bottle of it yet.


Thanks for another great review!

So many inks, so little time...

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This is a great example of how Lierre Sauvage looks for me. I see a lot of reviews where it's much darker than I get out of any of my pens. It was one of my original ink samples, and I still haven't decided if I want a bottle of it yet.


Thanks for another great review!


I find it looks much darker when using a free-flowing pen that lays down more ink (I had this in a Noodler's Nib Creaper, for example) - but in a Pilot 78G and a plastic Jinhao 599 (both made of green plastic, of course!), it looks a lot more like this review. It's a very pleasant "true" green (for mine) - though I think I have a marginal preference for Noodler's Green Marine, which is definitely darker!

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It's a pleasant and predictable green, and one of my first greens (as well as the deplorable Lamy Green), but not my favorite. However, thanks for the great review.

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Got a sample of this ink today together with a green Platinum Preppy 0.3mm. Very, very nice. Usually a page of coloured ink puts me off because it looks too busy, but this is very pleasing to the eye. I'll be using this a lot.

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Another great review visvamitra! I have a bottle of this ink and it's my favorite green. It's a nice vibrant, wet green ink.

Currently inked:

- Pilot Custom 743 <M> with Pilot Black

- Pelikan M120 Iconic Blue <B> with Pilot Blue

- Lamy Studio All Black <M> with Pilot Blue-Black

YouTube fountain pen reviews: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2qU4nlAfdZpQrSakktBMGg/videos

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That was a great review of the 47 green inks.


This ink somehow didn't get bought when I was buying 15-17 green inks in a year and a half........no fault of the ink.

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RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:


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Thank you for the great review!

Is it fair for an intelligent and family oriented mammal to be separated from his/her family and spend his/her life starved in a concrete jail?

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