I’m playing with the Lamy Crystal inks this week, and today’s is Lamy Agate. Pen Chalet has some in stock!
Agate is an unusual grey, with a bit of a green undertone.
In large swabs there’s just a tiny little bit of grey sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink performed well in extra fine and fine nibs, but began feathering in medium and larger nibs.
I used a Pelikan M400 White Tortoise with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly dry flow.
Overall, this ink is way too light in smaller nib sizes. It was ok in a wet medium nib, but I prefer to use it in broad or flex nibs, just for readability sake. It’s definitely a unique color, but I would suggest sticking to larger nib sizes with it.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.