Ink Snippet: J. Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre

J. Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre writing sample

I’ve been using Caroube de Chypre in a Kaweco Classic Sport with medium nib and 1.5 mm stub, and you can see writing from both nibs above.

Here’s a closeup on Tomoe River paper.

J. Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre writing sample

You can see the shading, you can see a bit of sheen and you can see the gold particles at the bottom of the letters. You have to look hard for the gold, though. It’s most noticeable in the second “l” in “full,” written with the 1.5 mm nib.

I have always liked the inks with metallic particles, from J. Herbin and Diamine both, but I admit that I have never ended up using them as much as I anticipated. Most of my writing is more ordinary, more everyday, and doesn’t seem to justify a more dramatic ink like the gorgeous J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor.

What strikes me most about Caroube de Chypre is that it does seem like an ink I could use every day. The golden particles give depth and color, not glitter. You do not necessarily notice the gold, not even with the wide nib.

J. Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre writing sample

However, I think if you want to show more gold for a special project, you could get it from Caroube de Chypre. Just use a pen that’s been adjusted to put down a lot of ink, or use a regular pen but also dip the nib into the ink bottle before writing.

So far, I am not doing any of that. I am just using Caroube de Chypre normally, and I am really liking it.

J. Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre writing sample

This ink was provided for review by Pen Chalet.

7 thoughts on “Ink Snippet: J. Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre

      1. I only use these inks in Kaweco Sports, as they’re easy to get apart to clean. I’m terrified of a feed clogging with those lovely shiny bits.

        I understand what you mean about these inks not being suitable for everyday writing. A letter written in Chivor would be distracting.

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      1. I’m waiting for my German seller to get them in stock. Could take a while. In the meantime there are bazillion other inks out there! Woohoo. πŸ˜€

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