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Terre De Feu - J. Herbin


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J. Herbin was established in 1670.

M. Herbin was a sailor, and from his many journeys to India he brought back to Paris formulas for manufacturing sealing wax. His special lacquer formula improved the quality of the seals in adhesion and neatness, helping him to become famous throughout the kingdom.

J. Herbin is also the oldest name in ink production in the world.

By 1700, the company was producing “l’Encre de la Tete Noire,” followed by “Perle des Encres,” (The Jewel of Inks) and “l’Encre des Vaisseaux” (The Ink of Ships).

J. Herbin made ink for Louis XIV, and a black ink for the sole use of Victor Hugo, author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables. These formulas still reside in our company headquarters in Paris.

That's what J. Herbin says about themselves. They've been on the market for quite some time and I guess they now what they're doing.

Terre de Feu has nice name and ugly color. I sincerily dislike it :)

Ink splash

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

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Chromatography

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Color range

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Calendar - Kaweco Sport Classic, eyedropper, broadf nib

 

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I wouldn't call it "ugly".. but more "interesting"... I do like the paper towel drop.. is really interesting.

 

My wild guess is that it should look much better on white paper. ;)

 

 

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I kind of like it in that broad nib. Like you're writing with hot chocolate.

 

I hope you keep doing these J. Herbin reviews. Very nice look at these inks.

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I brought this ink few days ago, although I'm not a big fan of the brownish inks, thought, that I give a try for it, especially because it's much cheaper than GvFC Hazelnut Brown.

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I'm kinda with visvamitra on this one. I don't like browns that lean red at *all*. Cafe des Iles is a much nicer color, IMO (although I was a bit concerned with some of the gritty stuff in the bottom of the sample I tried). But for those who *do* like this color, it seems well behaved.

Thanks for the review.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Had this ink for years. Writes super dry in all the pens I tried it in. Waterman graduate, lamy safari/al star, lamy studio, Ef, F, 1.1 nibs, gold nib studio F. Also tried it one of them old rotring italic art pens.

 

It gives me a nauseating feeling. It's as if it isn't sure which color it wants to be. I have the same nauseating issues with grey inks. It's as if I need to throw up but there's nothing to throw up.

 

I actually considered it a red. Maybe if I tell my brain that it is a brown I won't feel so weird. I got it originally because I wanted a dark red. Brown, yes, redbrown, maybe I'll try it again to see what the shading from brown to black is all about.

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Just loaded to my pen. My initial expression about it... well.. .kind of like it specially its splash, but finds it to be bit dry and screaming for a much wider nib than my fine Urban. Still not a huge fan of browns, but this one is in the doable range.

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This ink is a bit dry and appears washed out in my pens. The color is nice if it would appear more saturated. In some reviews like this the color is great, but in my pens I couldn't make it write beautifully. I tried with Pilot pens (Custom 74 M, Prera M, 78G F and M) and some old Schneider student pen with a F or M nib.

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I'm kinda with visvamitra on this one. I don't like browns that lean red at *all*. Cafe des Iles is a much nicer color, IMO (although I was a bit concerned with some of the gritty stuff in the bottom of the sample I tried). But for those who *do* like this color, it seems well behaved.

Thanks for the review.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

I brought this ink few days ago, although I'm not a big fan of the brownish inks, thought, that I give a try for it, especially because it's much cheaper than GvFC Hazelnut Brown.

 

Faber-Castel's Hazelnut Brown is nothing like Terre de Feu. Hazelnut brown has a lavender base, but leans slightly red while Terre de Feu is almost red-orange. Hazelnut Brown is very, very similar to Café des îles.

 

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I like brown and gray inks. I'd like to try this one. Since stub and italic nibs are my favorites, perhaps I'll like this one as my brother does.

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