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.
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.
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.
This ink was provided for review by Pen Chalet.