J Herbin releases a new shimmer ink each year, and 2018’s shimmer ink is 1798 Cornaline d’Egypte. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a bottle over for review. The 1798 inks have silver shimmer, and the 1670 inks have gold shimmer.
The 1798 bottles are square glass, and I appreciate that they have a wider opening than the J Herbin 1670 bottles do.
Cornaline d’Egypte is a beautiful orange with lots of depth. It ranges from a yellow-orange to a red-orange. I usually don’t love orange (it’s my least favorite color), but I really like this shade-especially for fall.
In large swabs you see the darker orange shading and the silver shimmer. There is quite a bit of shimmer.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering, and a bit of bleeding in the flex nib.
Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Glistening Orange Rumble, J Herbin 1798 Cornaline d’Egypte, and Robert Oster Red Orange. Click here to see the J Herbin inks together. Glistening Orange Rumble is the closest, which has silver shimmer. Cornaline has a bit more yellow in it than Glistening does.
Overall, I really enjoy this ink. It’s a lovely color, great for autumn. As with any shimmer ink, the bottle needs to be shaken before filling a pen. To keep the shimmer consistent when writing the pen needs to be rotated frequently. J Herbin does a great job with their shimmer inks, and this one is no exception.
Disclaimer: A bottle of this ink was provided by Pen Chalet for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain an affiliate link, but this post is not sponsored in any way.