Waterman Preface Blue, Preface 18K Stub, inked with J.Herbin 1670 Edition Anniversaire Emeraude de Chivor

It's not often that I am glad to see one of my Waterman Preface up for rotation but I am in this case as I knew it will allow me to try out J.Herbin's latest magical 1670 Anniversary Edition ink.

I am not a huge fan of these stiff Preface nibs but the stub version is the best of them - great flow, good line variation - made for penning signatures.

The typical J.Herbin 1670 Edition bottle - a small cube of glass with wax trim to mirror the colour of the ink.

This ink is number 300 into my collection and I am glad that it was the milestone ink as it is quite special. The writing sample fails to show it but the darker sections of the line strokes have a red outline and the whole of text sparkles when held to a light. This ink is likely to be used to pen my Christmas cards this year and is more than likely to get that honour in future years.

What do you see...

Pelikan M805 Black/Silver, M800 18K Fine, inked with Noodler's Raven Black