Tony at The Frugal Fountain Pen was one of the lucky winners in our recent Habana notebooks giveaway. He did an excellent review of the Habana notebook he won, describing the paper and the features of the notebook. He sums it up by saying, “All in all, this is a great notebook and a joy to use!” Thanks for the great review Tony, I’m glad you like your Habana!
Tony has also reviewed two J Herbin inks: Emerald of Chivor and Rouge Hematite. In his review of the Emerald of Chivor ink, he describes the color variations and recommends using the ink in a pen that you can completely clean, due to the color saturation and metallic particles. In his review of the Rouge Hematite ink, he describes the color and drying time and shows writing samples comparing the Rouge Hematite with the Emerald of Chivor inks. With each ink he recommends shaking the bottle a bit to make sure the metallic flecks are evenly distributed in the ink.