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Here’s the response I received from J. Herbin regarding my question about their dulling down of Rouge Hematite:
Yes, we had to take the gold like die out of the formula as it had a
tendency to thicken too fast and there was a danger of clogging some
I’m very sorry.
I guess I’ll be taking only tiny sips from my bottle of the original formula like people do with Parker Penman Sapphire and MB British Racing Green…
That is such a sad news! I guess I would be conserving my bottle of Hematite…
They should have left it the way it was and notified all buyers – “This ink for dip pens only”.
I agree, and oddly enough they did have a warning. I’ll dig up the old box later and see exactly what it was, by it’s always had a warning that it’s heavily pigmented.
I had the worst ink crud I’ve seen, with that shade. At first I thought it had corroded the nib/feed, but flushing and cleaning the pen solved the problem. Mine is one of the earlier bottles, so I hope removing the gold has solved the issue, although I know it’s the gold that made it so attractive to many people.