J. Herbin Accessories

J. Herbin Cleaning Fluid 50ml

J. Herbin Cleaning Fluid 50ml
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The origins of J.Herbin date back to 1670. At around this time the French sailor, of that name, produced his first ink in his Paris workshop, "The Ink of Ships." This ink was an iron gall ink, required to be waterproof due to the weather and wet conditions associated with sailing a ship.

The recipe may have been formulated for the ship's master on his trips back and forth to India; or when he settled down in Paris to first start producing his sealing wax. Perhaps another sailor made his way to J. Herbin's workshop and convinced him to produce a ship's ink.

The J. Herbin cleaning solution is suitable for modern and vintage fountain pens. Pour a little into a bowl, dip the nib in the solution and draw a little up into the pen. Let it soak for five minutes, then rinse with clean cold water.

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