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J. Herbin

J. Herbin - Pure Pens

Ross Adams |

The brand J. Herbin is named after a French sailor called Jacques Herbin who made many journeys to India. He brought back a knowledge of the formulas for producing sealing waxes and inks.

Herbin is the world's oldest name in pen inks and dates back to 1670. This was before the French Revolution and Napoleon and around the nib steel nib dip pens began to replace quills. The J Herbin company have been making inks ever since and can include Louis XIV to Coco Chanel amongst its past customers.

Today Herbin produce a wide range of beautiful fountain pen and calligraphy inks, writing instruments and numerous writing accessories. Herbin inks are made in France and the finishing touches to each ink bottle are still done by hand.

The '1670' ink collection is hugely popular with each colour taking inspiration from Herbin's adventures and travels to India. A more recent collection are the '1798' series of inks which celebrate the year Jacques Herbin introduced his own line of quality inks. This was an important step for the brand.

J.Herbin's most recent release was 'Vert Atlantide' which was to celebrate their 350th anniversary. It was chosen and voted for by J. Herbin users.