I’m playing with the Lamy Crystal inks this week, and today’s is Lamy Peridot. I think this is a rather dark ink to be called peridot, but let’s take a look. Pen Chalet has some in stock!
Peridot is a dark green ink with a little bit of sheen.
In large swabs there’s just a tiny little bit of pink sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 15 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Feathering: Low-there’s some feathering in the larger nib sizes on Leuchtturm and Rhodia papers.
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 vintage Mabie Todd Swan Ringtop (I love this pen) on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly dry flow.
Overall, I found the ink to be a bit dry, but I think that’s part of why it dries so quickly. The color is pretty close to Colorverse Laurel. I’m not in love with it, so I don’t need a full bottle.
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.