A Societe Herbin, Maitre Cirier a Paris, was established in 1670. Louis XIV, the Sun King, was 32 years old. Generations of remarkable people, from Louis XIV to Coco Chanel, have used Herbin sealing wax. It is renown as one of the highest quality sealing waxes ever made. Herbin's special lacquer formula improved the quality of the seals in adhesion and neatness, helping him to become famous throughout the kingdom. With the companies long heritage and reputation the quality of their pens are no exception. These high quality pens are made from metal and acrylics, with steel nibs. These Pens are for wordsmithing, hand lettering, writing, calligraphy, drawing, and art.