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J. Herbin

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J. Herbin was established in 1670, when Louis XIV, the Sun King, was 32 years old. M. Herbin was a sailor, and from his many journeys to India he brought back to Paris formulas for manufacturing sealing wax. His special lacquer formula improved the quality of the seals in adhesion and neatness, helping him to become famous throughout the kingdom. J. Herbin is also the oldest name in ink production in the world. By 1700, the company was producing "l'Encre de la Tete Noire," followed by "Perle des Encres," (The Jewel of Inks) and "l'Encre des Vaisseaux" (The Ink of Ships). J. Herbin made ink for Louis XIV, and a black ink for the sole use of Victor Hugo, author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables. These formulas still reside in our company headquarters in Paris.

1670

1670

To celebrate the 340th Anniversary of our founding, we are introducing the "1670" ink especially made for this event.

Accessories

Accessories

Fine Writing accessories to compliment your fountain pen. Perfect gift ideas for pen enthusiasts.

Cartridge Ink

Cartridge Ink

6 universal cartridges are neatly and securely packed in a cylindrical metal tin.


Fountain Pen Refill

Fountain Pen Refill

M. Herbin created "The Jewel of Inks" in his shop on the Rue des Fosses Saint-Germain in Paris in 1700 balance.

Scented

Scented

Lightly scented and presented in elegant semi-frosted bottles.

Traditional Writing

Traditional Writing

This collection features quill pen writing kit and hand blown glass pens in the tradition of 16th century Venice.