This blue Jacques Herbin glass pen was made by hand in Italy. The island of Murano has been famous since the Renaissance for its high quality glass manufacturing and technique of coloring the glass.
This nib, formed of a set of twisted glass threads between which the ink climbs by capillarity, is very pleasant to use. Thanks to its elegance, it brings a note of vintage decoration on a desk. Glass dip pens are great for both fountain pen ink or calligraphy/dip pen ink!
This set offers a glass pen and a miniature glass ink bottle (15ml) in the color Bleu de Minuit.
Established in Paris in 1670, the Maison HERBIN initially specialized in the sealing wax, fine stationery and ink trade, and imported shellac from India. Since this founding their aim has been to "Give body and color to our thoughts." The adventure of one of the oldest ink makers in the world began over three hundred years ago but its products have expanded into a complete universe of inks, writing instruments, stationery, and other goods for amateurs and connoisseurs of the lettering arts.
- 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
- Nib 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
- 10.6mm (0.42in)
- Diameter - Grip
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- 5.0mm (0.20in)
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 169.8mm (6.69in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 23.0mm (0.91in)
- Weight - Overall
- 17.0g (0.60oz)