Winners Announced: J. Herbin Rollerball

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Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway for the J. Herbin rollerball and an extra special thanks to Carolee for giving it another test drive and helping to establish that I may have been wrong about the pen. And of course, a HUGE thanks to Jet Pens for sponsoring this giveaway.

So let’s get to the winners!

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Alex S. and Nauga are the winners. I will be contacting you via email to get shipping addresses. I hope the pens work well for you. Try several different inks and let me know which works best for you!

What was truly fascinating was the huge list of inks people wanted to use:


  • Rome Burning
  • Baystate Concord Grape


J. Herbin

  • Vert Empire
  • Terre de Feu
  • Gris Nuage
  • Rouge Opera
  • Cafe des Iles
  • Lierre Sauvage
  • Lie de The
  • Eclat de Saphir
  • Bleu Nuit
  • Perle Noire
  • Vert Olive
  • Vert Pre
  • Violette Pensee

Pelikan inks

  • 4001 violet
  • brilliant black
  • Edelstein Amber

De Atramentis

  • Deepwater Obsession
  • Sherlock Holmes


  • Eclipse
  • Teal
  • Eau de Nil
  • Ancient Copper

MontBlanc Noir
Caran d’Ache Saffron
Private Reserve Ebony Purple
Iroshizuku ink
Aurora black
Kaweco bright blue
Caran D’ache Caribbean Sea

Thanks to all for giving me a huge list of new ink colors to try. How many on this list have you tried?

(Most of the inks listed above can be purchased at either Jet Pens or Goulet Pens — even the illusive Ancient Copper!)

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