Ink Review #730: J Herbin Kyanite du Nepal


Each year J Herbin releases a new shimmer ink, and I get excited to play with each one. This year’s shimmer ink is Kyanite du Nepal, the newest addition to the 1798 collection.


The color:

Kyanite du Nepal is a bright, summery blue with silver shimmer.



In large swabs you can see the the gorgeous silver shimmer and the pop of pink sheen.


Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 20 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: Low-there was some feathering on Leuchtturm in the flex nib.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: low-there was some bleeding in the flex nib.

Other properties: medium shading, medium sheen, and silver shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a bit of bleeding and feathering in the larger nib sizes as well as some feathering in the smaller nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:


Similar inks:

Kyanite du Nepal is closest to De Atramentis Cyan Blue Silver. It’s a bit brighter than Robert Oster Blue Moon, and a bit darker than Diamine Arctic Blue. Click here to see the J Herbin inks together, and click here to see the blue inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Bonecrusher Studios pen with a Regalia Writing Labs Crossflex nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow.

Overall, J Herbin does a great job on their shimmer inks and this one is no exception. It doesn’t clog and is a beautiful color. This ink will be available in June and is worth a try!

Disclaimer: This ink was provided by Execlair for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.