J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary ink Rouge Hematite has been wildly popular as an ink….not so much for the crumbling brittle wax used to decorate the cap.

But that was then and this is now! J. Herbin has fixed the wax problem with this latest shipment that just arrived. Perhaps that’s why it took more than 2 months to come in. Here’s the old and the new:

It’s pretty evident that the wax on the new bottle (front) is supple, versus the brittle wax on the old bottle (back). It feels softer, and it only goes down to the end of the cap, unlike the old bottle where the wax covered the entire cap and the neck of the bottle. It was pretty that way until you opened it and the brittle wax crumbled all over the place, risking dropping into the bottle, even! This new cap is much, much better!

The cap can be removed and replaced without affecting the wax at all. It looks new every time you open it. Well done.

J. Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite will be for sale at the Goulet Pen Company for $20 starting 12pm EST on Thursday July 29, and it’s expected to go very, very fast. Limit 1 bottle.