on saleHerbin Straight Glass Dip Pen - Bleu Calanque

Product Code H217-14

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on saleHerbin Straight Glass Dip Pen - Bleu Calanque

Product Code H217-14

In Stock

out of stock

Blue Calanque
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This Herbin straight glass dip pen is made of clear and turquoise glass. The round body features a cross pattern design to match the turquoise Herbin Bleu Calanque ink. These hand blown glass pens are 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!

Our note: The instructions inside this glass pen say that you can smooth the tip with fine sandpaper. 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. Note that when you sand it, you’re altering the tip and taking that risk upon yourself. The more you sand away, the broader the line the pen will write. Whatever you sand away, you can’t put back! So go lightly, and understand that glass pens are stiff and will inherently not feel as smooth as a fountain pen.

Dip Pens
Clear, Turquoise

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 Size
27.2mm (1.07in)

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
9.0mm (0.35in)
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.

154.6mm (6.09in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

19g (0.67oz)
Weight - Overall (g)