Pelikan M200 Blue Marbled, M250 14K 1.1mm Music, inked with J.Herbin 1670 Edition Anniversaire Emeraude de Chivor

The M200 in Blue Marbled is one of early Pelikan purchases being in my collection some seven years and four months. The Blue Marbled is one of only two  pens in my collection (M205 Yellow Demo being the other) that I choose to use with the J.Herbin 1670 sparkily inks.


The M250 14K 1.1mm Music nib arrived in my possession the very same day as the M200 pen above. Used today for the 20th time today it is a grind from a BB by Richard Binder - setup to write very wet with the nib thinned slightly to give just a touch of flex. It is a lovely nib to just doodle with. 


The scan of the writing sample below doesn't do this ink justice. In real life it is a beautiful emerald colour with red sheen outlines, lovely shading, and a gold fleck overlay. This ink is the best sparkily ink I own no question.


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.

Brought up the Triple-Ton

300 for those who are not cricket fans. 

I had to select an interesting ink for the nice round number of 300. I actually got four inks in the package from Niche Pens (UK), but the outstanding one is J.Herbin 1670 Edition Anniversaire Emeraude de Chivor. This ink sent the pen community into a spin a few months ago when it was released. 

The ink swab shows the gold flecks but does not capture the range of colours that this ink will display.

I will have to find a nice broad stub for the first up use of this ink.