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Here is a quick look at Herbin Lie de Thé.

In person, it seems to conatain quite a bit of green.

 

http://static.flickr.com/56/118408961_1cdc3493c5_o.jpg

 

The older Pelikan I tried it with has a VERY wet OB nib, so lots of shading

was visible, perhaps more than it appears in this closeup.

 

http://static.flickr.com/39/118408971_035df27613_o.jpg

 

Finally, this is how it fared after 10 seconds in the kitchen sink.

Better than I had expected. It looks like what red was there is

gone, leaving the dark green behind.

 

http://static.flickr.com/49/118408981_d3669b64bd_o.jpg

 

 

-- Randy P.

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Thanks for the review.

I was considering this ink until seeing it on your review. I prefer a darker brown and without green.

Pedro

 

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It is fairly dark, especially for a Herbin ink. But the green cast it has is not very attractive. It's more pronounced than my pictures show.

 

-- Randy P.

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Thanks, Randy, for giving us a written sample of this ink. Herbin has several browns and a Terra Cotta. I think I'd like this better than the chocolate brown, but it's hard to tell this one from the coffee brown on the Herbin chart. Especially from your close-up, I really like this color! :)

 

Best, Ann

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Thanks for the peak!

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Would I be off base in saying it (Lie de The) looks like the old (pre-Slovenian) Sheaffer brown? I've only used a few carts worth of the Sheaffer, and I can't seem to find any notes I made with it right off hand, but it struck me as a greener brown than I'd used before. It kind of grew on me - a nice antique feeling.

 

Thanks for the sample, Randy.

 

Ryan.

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I think I'd like this better than the chocolate brown, but it's hard to tell this one from the coffee brown on the Herbin chart. Especially from your close-up, I really like this color! :)

Anne, IME, the coffee brown quite a reddish brown, at least compared to this one. Thinking of other browns I've used, it might be closest to Pelikan Brilliant brown. I'd say the Herbin coffee brown is very similar to the lighter bits of a Pelikan brown in a wet pen with a fair bit of variation. Clear as mud, right? :rolleyes:

 

Ryan.

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I think I'd like this better than the chocolate brown, but it's hard to tell this one from the coffee brown on the Herbin chart. Especially from your close-up, I really like this color!  :)
I'd say the Herbin coffee brown is very similar to the lighter bits of a Pelikan brown in a wet pen with a fair bit of variation. Clear as mud, right? :rolleyes:

 

Ryan.

Actually, Ryan, I think I know what you're saying because I use Pelikan Brown. I like it a lot, except for the fact that it turns darker rather quickly in some of my pens. Thus, the coffee brown may be just what I'm looking for! :)

 

Thanks much for the info,

Ann

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Ann, The Writing Desk has actual swatches of Herbin inks in their colour comparison tool - not the useless computer generated colour bars from the official Herbin website. You can directly compare the coffee brown and the Pelikan brown and get a decent feel for the differences, adjusting what you see with what you've experienced with the Pelikan. (I'd say both are slightly redder than what I see on my monitor).

 

 

But the green cast it has is not very attractive. It's more pronounced than my pictures show.

 

Randy, sorry it isn't your cup of tea ( :blush: I know, I know, but I had to!). I sometimes find the ones that don't look quite the way I thought they might end up being my favorites with a little time.

 

Ryan.

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Randy, sorry it isn't your cup of tea ( :blush: I know, I know, but I had to!).

:sick:

 

We'll, I might get used to it. It does have a nice vintage look and the colour variation is fun.

 

-- Randy P.

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Randy, thanks for that thorough review B) . I too hope the color will grow on you. I myself prefer brown inks that show less red.

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Would I be off base in saying it (Lie de The) looks like the old (pre-Slovenian) Sheaffer brown? I've only used a few carts worth of the Sheaffer, and I can't seem to find any notes I made with it right off hand, but it struck me as a greener brown than I'd used before. It kind of grew on me - a nice antique feeling.

 

Thanks for the sample, Randy.

 

Ryan.

actually - i think that's a very good comparison. I had some of the NOS skrip brown, the lie de the and Noodler's Kiowa Pecan all at the same time. KP is a little richer (not quite as greenish) than LdT and LdT is darker than NOS Skrip - but the color tone is very similar on those last two. I found NOS skrip brown just too green for my liking but Lie de The was slightly less so and it had good flow.

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Thanks for the review, Randy. I'm a big fan of Lie de Thé. I also love what your Pelikan OB nib produces. You said that it was an old pen, though. Do you (or does anyone) know if the OB nib that Pelikan currently offers can produce the same kind of line variation?

 

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Hello,

 

Following this review, I got daring and bought the ink. I agree that it's not as brown as I would have liked it to be, but over time I begin to enjoy the color. Attached is a scanned page - so I don't know how much the scan distorts the real color. In my opinion, it comes close though.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v142/beowulf222/Tinte_3.jpg

 

Nick

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Thanks for this review. I don't think I really would have taken much note of this color, but I've found myself coming back here to look at it repeatedly these last couple of days.

 

Always an ominous sign for my checking account. :)

 

Verra nice.

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Has anyone tested this ink on cheap paper? If so, how does it preform? I am very intrigued :)

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