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J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage


I've said a couple of times that I'm not a huge fan of J. Herbin's regular line of inks. Their glittery editions are usually pretty cool, but the regular line tends towards being undersaturated and dry. Those aren't things that I'm into.

(In fact, looking back, I think that the last time I reviewed a standard Herbin ink was back in 2014 when I declared that Bleu Pervenche was "fine.")

This ink, though, is going to be one of my favorite greens. It's a great color, it writes really nicely, and it behaves fairly well on bad office paper. It's not perfect, but I've been liking it a lot. So much so, that the little bottle is almost drained.

I can't remember where I picked this up, but I'm pretty sure I got it at the Philly Pen Show, so it was probably Anderson Pens.  Maybe? Could have been JetPens? They seem to have the little bottles. Anyway, you should definitely check out this ink.

 Check out the ink below, and let me know what you think. What's your favorite green?


 Inky Fingers Wheat Straw Paper
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InkJournal Tomoe River Paper
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Staples 20lb Copy Paper

This is the only place where this ink falls a little short. It's not great on bad paper. Still, it's not bad, and you won't really notice the issues if you're not looking for them. It's great on better papers.


Video Review

Water Test

Bottle and Review Pens

Color Comparisons

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John said...

Agree with your review, and that’s for your effort. I keep Lierre Sauvage in a yellow Pilot Lucina, which stays inked most of time.