on sale Jacques Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey - 50ml Bottled Ink

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Jacques Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey is one of the most unique fountain pen inks that we carry. It is a medium-dark grey ink with an intense gold shimmer and sheen, unlike any other ink. It is an ink formulated for use in fountain pens, and comes in a 50ml glass bottle, made by the reputable French company Jacques Herbin.

Chances are if you're reading this, you've already seen pics on Instagram or someone's blog about how insanely this gold sheen busts out of this Stormy Grey. It's pretty unreal! It's unlike anything we've seen before, and is really has created quite a stir in the fountain pen community.

Jacques Herbin has been around since the year 1670, hence the name for their premium ink line. The 1670 line launched in 2010 at their 340th anniversary with the ink Rouge Hematite, the first in the 1670 ink series. That ink is a deep red with a gold sheen, and still sells today. They followed up with Bleu Ocean in 2012, and then Stormy Grey here in 2014. The ink comes in a 50ml bottle with a decorative wax seal on the bottle, and a supple wax cap. The neck of the bottle is fairly narrow, so you may want to decant the ink into a sample vial, another bottle, or use an ink syringe with your big/fat nibbed pens!

It is an ink formulated for use in fountain pens, though Jacques 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 Stormy Grey in it, though no particular caution needs to be taken as long as you're exercising regular pen maintenance.

Due to the amount of particulate in this ink used to achieve the sparking look, you may experience restricted ink flow in some of your pens. We recommend shaking the ink thoroughly before filling and gently rolling the pen in your hands often to keep the shimmer effect consistent. This will also help prevent clogging. You will also want to be diligent about cleaning and maintaining your pen when using this ink.

Technical Specs

Condition
New
Brand
Jacques Herbin
Type
Bottled Ink
Color
Silver/Grey
Bottle Material
Glass
Fast Drying
No
Fluorescent
No
Shimmer
Yes
Freeze Resistant
No
Volume
50ml
Iron Gall
No
Lubricated
No
Pigmented
Yes
Scented
No
Water Resistant
No

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