J. Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite (50ml Bottled Ink)
50ml bottle of 1670 Rouge Hematite (scarlet red) ink, released in 2010 in celebration of J. Herbin's 340th anniversary. Rouge translates to red, and Hematite is an iron ore that when pulverized into a powder, can be used as red pigment. With a dark red color and earthy tone, it is a reminder of the historic color of the Herbin logo and the sealing wax used by the members of the royal courts. This rich deep dye ink will bring brightness and majesty to all your writing.
It is an ink formulated for use in fountain pens, though J. Herbin does put a pretty scary warning on the box about it being highly saturated and how you should clean it out of your pen regularly. The gold sheen is achieved by some sort of fine pigment that is quite visible in the bottle and even in your pen (if you can see in your pen), though we've found that it the Herbin warning is probably a little overstated. You will definitely want to be diligent about maintaining your pens with Rouge Hematite in it, though no particular caution needs to be taken as long as you're exercising regular pen maintenance.
This ink is highly saturated and you can visibly see the gold settling on the bottom of the bottle, so you'll want to shake the living dickens out of it before inking it up in your pen to get the most sheen to appear in your writing! The paper really affects how the sheen appears, too, the more absorbent the paper, the less the gold appears. So stick to the really slick, really ink-resistant papers here if you want to see that sparkle!