J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage is a really nice shade of green fountain pen ink (almost like grass green) that was sent to me compliments of the fine folks from Exaclair, through a giveaway they did on the Quo Vadis Blog. I’ve used J. Herbin Fountain Pen Inks pretty frequently and they always perform well, and the Lierre Sauvage is no exception.
As always I like to take a shot of the inside of the bottle of any fountain pen ink because what you see on the walls of the glass can give you somewhat of an indication of what the color might look like. Obviously looking straight into the bottle, the color is very dark, so that is not a good indication. The Lierre Sauvage is a green fountain pen ink that as I said before reminds me of a blade of grass, or even the skin of a lime. I’ve started using it on a few different papers, and it comes as no surprise that it has written really well on all of them.
I’ve only used the ink in my Pelikan M215 EF but have had no issues with nib creep. It writes incredibly smooth with no skipping and a really nice shading depending on the angle and pressure used when writing. The writing sample above was done on a Clairefontaine notebook with 90g paper. The combination of the J. Herbin Ink and Clairefontaine paper always makes for a great writing experience.
I am really enjoying the Lierre Sauvage fountain pen ink, initially I didn’t think this green fountain pen ink would be good for every day use, but I’ve totally changed my mind on that. You can pick up this ink here from Amazon for about $9, or you can keep an eye out next year to see if the Quo Vadis Blog does another St. Patrick’s Day giveaway, but that would be a long time to wait for such a nice looking green ink for your favorite fountain pen.