Product Code H215-00
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A rollerball pen that uses fountain pen ink! This J. Herbin refillable rollerball pen uses short standard international cartridges only (none are included), or the Monteverde mini converter.
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J. Herbin Refillable Rollerball Pen

A rollerball pen that uses fountain pen ink! This J. Herbin refillable rollerball pen uses short standard international cartridges only (none are included), or the Monteverde mini converter.

Please note: This pen can NOT be converted to an eyedropper as there is a hole in the bottom of the barrel.

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J. Herbin
Rollerball Pens
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Bottled inks, Standard international short cartridges
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J. Herbin Rollerball Pen
J. Herbin Refillable Rollerball Pen is rated 4.1429 out of 5 by 63.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 5 stars until it cracked Overall, this is a great pen at a great price. The flow from the rollerball tip is better than other refillable pens I have used. Also, the size is great (I clip it to my Traveler's Notebook). Unfortunately, the barrel of the pen cracked at the threads during normal use. Now, when I attempt to remove the cap from the pen, the barrel comes off instead (the cap snaps on pretty tightly, which is otherwise a plus). I can't say that this is a basic flaw in the pen, because my single experience does not constitute a statistical sample. Still, a word to the wise on this pen - treat it very gently.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from J. Herbin vs. Visconti I purchased this pen to see how it compared to the Visconti Eco-Roller. The J. Herbin pen is much smaller, the Visconti is the same size and girth as they're associated fountain pen. The J. Herbin writes with a finer line than Visconti, I'm able to legibly use it on the cheapest paper I have, Ampad Efficiency Setno Book, with very little bleed through. Since each persons writing style is different the bleed through will vary. The only draw back I have is on the size, the pen is small, I usually like smaller pens as I have a small hand. With the cap posted the smallness is forgotten. Would definitely recommend and purchase for gifting.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Herbin Rollerball Pen So far I have used three inks in the pen. Noodlers Bulletproof Black, Diamine Royal Blue, and Parker Quink Blue. The Noodlers Bulletproof Black was in the pen for a week and a half before I started having trouble with drying out. The Diamine Royal Blue also started drying and an effort was needed to get the pen started. The Parker Quink Blue has given no problems one week into use. The only pen characteristic that is noticeable is slight scratchiness. I think the scratchiness is the ball not being a tight fit in the point which could be the manufacturers method of letting ink move past the ball when writing.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like nerdy glasses... ...and by that I mean held together with tape. I love this little pen and I own two of them. I love that it makes this soft whirring scratching sound when you write. Checking off something on a To Do list is more satisfying. I use J.Herbin catridges that I had around and refill using the Goulet 5ml Ink Syringe Set. I usually change to a contrasting color without cleaning the pen so that there is a random color transition in my notes/letters. I like the size and the lightness. However (this is where the tape and lost star comes in), screwing the barrel in on both of these has cracked them. In order to keep the barrel secure I wrapped tape around the cracked part of the barrel and they hold up fine even if it's kind of goofy. I would give them 5 stars if they were made of something a little more indestructable.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Writes well, refills easily, small size. I really like this refillable rollerball. It is a smooth writer with a fine line. I put in a converter and use Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher. It seems to like it. My only complaint is that it is small, even posted. I don't have giant hands but for a medium sized man's hand its a bit tiring to write with because of the size. It is great as a backup or travel pen. But I don't use it consistently due to the size. However, I keep coming back to it regardless. It doesn't seem to dry out either. I picked it up today after 4 or 5 months of no use and it took to writing normally after one or two swirls.
Date published: 2016-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cartridge Converter If desiring to use bottled ink with this pen, look no farther than the Monteverde Mini Converter, which fits this pen well.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very enjoyable pen. I wanted a refillable rollerball to experiment with different color inks. I have had no problems with this pen. There is the smallest amount of scratchiness when writing, but it does not bother me. No problems with the flow of ink. I was afraid it might be too small for me, but feels just right in the hand when posted. I write two to three letters a week and find that the rollerball works better for me than a fountain pen. I am sure it is because I write too quickly, trying to follow my thoughts. I still love my fountain pens, but this is a great addition to my growing collection. Well worth the small price.
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compact and convenient This rollerball pen, although it has a tendency for intermittent flow problems (the reason for 4 stars instead of 5 -- 4.5 would be a more accurate score), makes good use of short international cartridges or a converter. Changing ink colors takes several flushes, as the feed holds quite a bit of ink.This is neither good nor bad, just an observation. The plastic body feels a bit like an inexpensive ball point, but I like that it's clear. What I like best about the pen is that t's lightweight, compact, and easy to use, including at those times when a rollerball is preferable to a fountain pen. Recommended.
Date published: 2015-12-04
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