on saleJacques Herbin Shogun - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code JH-13209T

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on saleJacques Herbin Shogun - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code JH-13209T

In Stock

out of stock


MSRP $36.00

50ml Bottle

Kenzo Takada is recognized worldwide as one of the most famous creators and designers of his generation. His recognizable style combines multicultural inspirations with a distinct Japanese touch. Kenzo Takada sadly passed away just as the partnership with Jacques Herbin, who was dear to him, had started.This ink is thus a homage to this exceptional man.

Creating was Kenzo Takada’s passion, a powerful drive to always bring beauty to the fore. The Herbin Shogun Ink by Kenzo Takada twilight-colored ink, reminiscent of a beautiful night of stars, is coated with fine red and gold shimmer. The resulting hue is reminiscent of certain armors from the Shogun era, for which Kenzo Takada held a fine appreciation. This ink is set in a 50ml glass bottle.

Due to the amount of particulate in this ink used to achieve the sparking look, you may experience restricted ink flow in some of your pens. We recommend shaking the ink thoroughly before filling and gently rolling the pen in your hands often to keep the shimmer effect consistent. This will also help prevent clogging. You will also want to be diligent about cleaning and maintaining your pen when using this ink.

Jacques Herbin
Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
18.3mm (0.72in)
Fast Drying

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Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.


Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Kurt M.
Love this subtle shimmer

Great ink, mild shimmer, subtle and sneaks up on your eyes

Jane E.
Beautiful Ink, But Badly Behaved

This ink is very beautiful. It is a dark black/brown with a reddish sheen. I loaded up my cleaned and dried Pineider Avatar with a medium nib and set it on its side to let the ink make its way through the feed. After about an hour I started writing in my journal. About 2 sentences in a huge bubble of ink burst out of the nib. Up to that point it was smooth and pretty evenly sheened. I figured it was a fluke, cleaned up the nib, and carried on. It happened again! Just a huge bubble of ink shooting out the nib and soaking the paper. I completely disassembled the pen and cleaned and dried the feed and nib. I made sure the nib was well sat in the grip portion. Pineinder Avatar nibs are changeable (one of the many things I love about them) and I wanted to make sure that I had it seated properly. Loaded up the pen and started to write. Glob city! I now have a bunch of ruined pages in my journal and a notebook. I decided to clean the pen again and try a different medium nib unit. It also threw out huge globs of ink. As a last resort, I decided to try it in a brand new Lamy Demonstrator with a cursive nib. Glob, glob, glob. I am now covered in ink and really frustrated. Jaques Herbin inks are usually a top-notch product. This has made me really mad.

Chefs Kiss of an ink!!

This ink is fabulous I am so happy I purchased it. It flows so smoothly and the color and shimmer are striking! It takes a basic black ink and turns into a high couture! Love it

Lane S.
Well-Behaved For A Shimmer Ink

I got this ink after I saw a dude on YT say how well-behaved it is, considering it is a shimmer ink. I love shimmer inks, but they definitely clog a pen up. I've had some inks do it immediately. So after testing this one, I'm very pleased. And the shimmer on top of the black/dark grey ink is completely cool.

Christina S.
Gorgeous Color

This is a lovely color. It's a beautiful dark brown, but it also seems to have red undertones and some sheen. I love the color in a Medium nib for every day writing, but I would recommend a larger nib or flex nib to try and take advantage of the color and ink properties. A larger calligraphy nib is ideal.

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.