Today’s ink is Lamy Obsidian from the Crystal collection. This color is a bit unique, it’s not quite black, almost a dark dark green. Pen Chalet has some in stock.
Obsidian is a dark black with a heavy green undertone.
In large swabs you can see some of the black sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 20 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink feathered in all nib sizes.
I used a Lamy Safari Petrol with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a thick, sticky flow, it reminds me of the flow of Organics Studio’s monster sheening inks like Walden and Nitrogen.
Overall, the color is unique, and you can see a bit of the green undertone in writing. The flow was a bit sticky feeling for me, and it is a bit hard to clean out of pens. I don’t love it. It’s interesting but not one I would reach for often.
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.