Art & Craft Accessories

Herbin Traditional Pen & Ink Set - Blue

***Discontinued Item, limited stock available, sale pricing applies to stock on hand only***

Herbin is the oldest name in pen inks in the world.  Established in Paris in 1670 by J Herbin, the Herbin brand initially specialised in sealing wax, inks and imported shellac from India. “The Jewel of Inks" ("La Perle des Encres") was created in 1700 and Ships Ink ("L'Encre des Vaisseaux") was produced at an even earlier date. At the beginning of the 19th century steel nib dip pens began to replace quills for writing. Herbin continued to develop new inks in the 19th century. They began production of India Ink (also known as Chinese Ink) in 1829. Their violet ink was the everyday colour used by students during the Third Republic (1870-1940). Herbin even developed a special black ink just for Victor Hugo, one of the greatest French writers.  Today, Herbin produces a range of beautiful fountain pen and calligraphy inks, writing instruments, gift sets and accessories. Herbin inks are made in France, and the finishing touches on the bottles are still done by hand in Paris.

This set contains Golden Pen Holder, 361B short hand fine point metal writing nib and one bottle of Herbin Forget Me Not Blue ink