The J. Herbin Stormy Grey is a deep coal grey ink that contains flecks of gold, reminiscent of the dark and wild oceans J. Herbin encountered on his many voyages. The fine gold particles in the ink evoke the reflection of lightning across the water as well as the dark, mysterious depths of the oceans.
The ink is made and bottled in Paris and comes in a luxurious 50ml glass bottle, with wax caps and seals that are a tribute to Herbin's origins as a wax maker. The Herbin logo is engraved on the bottom of the bottle.
Stormy Grey is part of a collection of 8 inks that were first created in 2010 to celebrate J. Herbin's 340th anniversary, designed to represent the company's rich history. The anniversary inks are divided into two lines - the 1670 inks celebrate Herbin's founding, while the 1798 inks celebrate the year J. Herbin opened in Paris and expanded their ink production.
Founded in 1670, J. Herbin is one of the oldest names in formal ink production in the world. The company's history can be traced back to a French sailor named Jacques Herbin, who drew on the techniques and innovations found on his voyages to establish himself as a master wax maker, later expanding into the production of ink and fine stationery.