Fossil resin of conifers, amber has been exploited since the bronze age and antiquity when it was assembled on jewelry. It was particularly appreciated for its beautiful translucent bronze tint. Ambre de Baltique is a very luminous ink, quasi solar when used in ink wash painting.
Without overload or artifice, with a sober and elegant brightness, Jacques Herbin inks (Made in France) echo the shades of watercolor colors. They are the accomplices of any amateur or connoisseur of the arts of pen and graphic arts, artists and travelers.
50ml bottle or 7-pack of International long cartridges available
For such a light colour, Ambre de Baltique is not as undersaturated as I thought it would be. I enjoy writing with it using my Sailor 1911L 21 kt H-B. In that nib, it produces a ni... view morece contained line, with very slight shading. There is a darker amber colour around the edges where the ink pool in saturated swabs. Kobe #21 Taisanji Yellow is browner/greener, as is Robert Oster Caffé Crema. Diamine Golden Honey is more orange, as are Diamine Autumn Oak and P.W. Akkerman SBRE Brown. Diamine Ochre is browner. Even if Ambre de Baltique is similar to the above inks, I think it is different enough that those enjoying such earthy tones should try it out. I like looking at the swab, but I don’t think I’ll be using it to write lengthy notes. view less
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Supplying analog writing instruments and accessories since 1938. Third generation family-owned store based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mike was trained by his grandfather, dad, and uncle to continue the family business of all things pens, inks, and paper.