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Product Code JH-21437T

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This hand-blown Herbin round glass dip pen is made in the tradition of 16th-century Venice. Each pen is an individual work of art. The fine glass tips are twisted in a light spiral to hold the maximum amount of ink. Glass dip pens are great for both fountain pen ink or calligraphy/dip pen ink!

Note: The instructions inside this glass pen say that you can smooth the tip with the included fine sandpaper. If you sand it, you’re altering the tip and will not be eligible for return. The more you sand away, the broader the line the pen will write. Whatever you sand away, you can’t put back! In our experience, it’s best to use micro mesh or mylar, as it’s finer than sandpaper and will sand less aggressively, minimizing the chance of irreversible damage. So go lightly, and understand that glass pens are stiff and will inherently not feel as smooth as a fountain pen.

Note: the box label may also call this color Emerald.

Jacques Herbin
Dip Pens

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

Body Material
Cap Type

How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).

Compatible inks & refills

Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.

Bottled inks
Grip Material

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.


Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

Diameter - Body
15.6mm (0.61in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

180mm (7.09in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

24mm (0.94in)
Weight - Overall (g)

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Joe L.
Amazing pen!

This plan is glass smooth (pun intended). Very comfortable and easy to write with!

Kara R.
Very happy!

I'm new to dip pens and I was concerned how I would feel about the drip and feedback from a glass pen, but I was pleasantly surprised. This pen is a lot of fun to write with and I love being able to change inks so easily.

Marla M.
Great dip pen

I was wonderfully surprised at how well it holds ink and how long I could sketch with one dip. Nice fine point and no drips and messes. Very cool pen.

I recommend

I was pleasantly surprised with the overall writing experience with the glass pen. It takes practice to determine how much ink to leave on or to scrape off the sides of the ink well once you dip it, but it doesn't take long to figure it out. The glass point is smooth, and I do not get feedback or scratching when writing. It is super easy to clean and allows me to use multiple different types of ink in one sitting. I think everyone should try one out. It is super fun.

Jim K.
Beautiful Dip Pen - Too scratchy to use

I think I need to figure out how to sand the tip of this pen as there's only one area that actually writes smoothly. The rest actually tears my paper as I write, so it's not been used much. That said, it sure is a beautiful work of art.