Houston Dromgoole’s ~ Montegrappa Passport Series Event

Join us, along with Montegrappa CEO Giuseppe Aquila, as we celebrate the final stop in the Montegrappa Passport Series. We couldn’t have chosen a better host than Larry Dromgoole and his charmed Houston Texas staff. Special guests, include Ryan Sirignano of Kenro and Brad Dowdy of the popular podcast The Pen Addict.

Engage with our writing enthusiasts and take home some one of a kind swag, including our passport sized journals that can be stamped with cool Montegrappa icons.


RSVP and event details below.

Dromgoole’s Fine Writing Instruments & Stationery 


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DC’s Fahrney’s ~ Montegrappa Passport Series Event


Join us along with Montegrappa CEO Giuseppe Aquila to celebrate the launch of the Montegrappa Passport Series. We’re all business at the iconic Fahrney’s Pen Shop, as we reveal new special editions to the press, friends and collectors of our special brand.

for full details and to RSVP see below…


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Fahrney’s Pens Washington DC

After Fahrney’s join us at:


  • May 16th 6pm to 9pm
  • 1306 G St NW
  • Washington, DC 20005
  • (202) 737-1797



Stout NYC Flagship ~ Montegrappa Passport Series Event

Join us, along with Montegrappa CEO, Giuseppe Aquila as we celebrate the launch of the Montegrappa Passport Pen Series. The event takes place Monday May 14th at Stout, NYC Flagship Beer House. Mr. Aquila will kick off the US tour in New York with additional stops in Richmond, Washington DC and Houston.

In addition to our introducing some amazing new pieces from Montegrappa, we will also provide fun swag, including passport size journals that can be stamped with different icons.

We appreciate your participation and look forward to engaging with all of our familiar pen friends.



RSVP and event details below.

  • May 14th 6pm to 9
  • 133 West 33rd Street
    (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
    New York, NY 10001
  • p: 212-629-6191

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Montegrappa Passport Series Event Schedule

The Montegrappa Passport Series is embarking on its maiden voyage and we want you there. We will kick off the tour in New York City and then move to Washington DC and Houston Texas. Each city will provide a different experience, but in the end, its all about our love for writing and our amazing community. Be sure to post the dates to your agenda and rsvp to ensure your place at the event. Space can be limited depending on the city and we don’t want you to miss out on the fun!

To make the experience all the more exciting, our friend and Montegrappa CEO, Giuseppe Aquila will join us for the festivities. Mr Aquila will also reveal new writing works of art that have not yet been viewed by the public! 

We will also be have special gifts for each occassion, including small passport sized journals and stamps to document the evening.

Please see the schedule below and confirm your attendance. Note that these are just the first of many cities in the Montegrappa Passport Series and new events will be scheduled throughout the year.

Click here to RSVP for any of the shows below.


  • May 14th 6pm to 9
  • 133 West 33rd Street
    (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
    New York, NY 10001
  • p: 212-629-6191
  • Click here to RSVP


Goulet Pen Company

Henrico, VA 23228

  • p: 804-368-0482
  • Note that this is not a public event


Fahrney’s Pens Washington DC

Washington, DC

  • p: 202-628-9525


Dromgoole’s Fine Writing Instruments & Stationery 

RSVP with Kenro/Montegrappa

Clou de Paris – The Belt Buckle that Moves!

Which will it be? Tradition or modernity? Eccentricity or good sense? Provocation or appeal? Faced with such choices, TF Est. 1968’s new offerings allow the answer to be, quite simply, “why not both?”


“We don’t have typical clients so much as a type of client: people with style; people who exude polished elegance right down to the smallest detail.” So said Freddy Tschumi, Founder of T F Est. 1968, as he unveiled the brand’s 2017 collections live from Baselworld – and “style” is indeed the key word here. T F Est. 1968 delivers multiple combinations of provocation, appeal, and urbanity, conveying an equally broad range of whims and moods.

The Clou de Paris pattern – a finish that’s a hallmark of fine watchmaking – has now made a place for itself in TF Est. 1968 collections, more particularly with two new creations of cufflinks and belt buckles.

The Clou de Paris finish is known and admired by watch-lovers: creating inimitably brilliant reflections of light, it’s also highly evocative of manufacture craftsmanship. From the eighteenth century onwards, it became an integral feature of the pieces produced by master watchmakers. And now it’s been put to good use on the oscillating weights in the very latest T F Est. 1968 collections. The weight glides over a unique horological composition: above a starry blue background that serves as a reminder of the impact of astronomy on all things watch-related, a subtle choreography of gears is set in motion – just like a real Swiss manufacture watch movement.

The emblematic colours of the watchmaker’s art are in evidence too, with brass and blued screws – a finish that’s distinctively characteristic of prestige timepieces. Watch connoisseurs will also note the jewel bearings located at the centre of the wheels: historically, these ensured the train operated smoothly.

Both collections come in a new housing: a combination of 916L steel, the highest standard of steel strength for everyday use, and a genuine 5-micron rose gold finish, also reminiscent of the precious metals used in Haute Horlogerie.

In both cases, the authentic movements, assembled at La Chaux-de-Fonds, sport oscillating weights that fit right in with the T F Est. 1968 style: they are mobile, coming to life and rocking back and forth, just like a genuine watch rotor, at the slightest movement of the wrist or waist. Owners can thus enjoy all the atmosphere and animation that’s typical of genuine Swiss Made timepieces.

Be stylish !

Kenro Industries, Inc., Acquires the Iconic American Esterbrook Pen Brand

MINEOLA, April 9, 2018— Kenro Industries, Inc., has reached an agreement to acquire the Esterbrook Pen Company and add the iconic brand to its portfolio of luxury lifestyle brands. Terms of the Transaction were not made public.

Originally founded in 1858, the Esterbrook Pen Company was revived in 2014 by Harpen Brand Holdings, LLC.  America’s Original Pen Company, Esterbrook pens have literally written American History. Used in the White House by such Presidents as Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D.  Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John F, Kennedy and Dwight Eisenhower, the Esterbrook brand is revered worldwide.

Esterbrook will join Kenro Industries, a leader in the marketing and distribution of luxury lifestyle brands, which include Aurora and Montegrappa writing Instruments and U Boat Watches. “We are excited to add the Esterbrook Brand to our portfolio and look forward to expanding the brand globally with an extensive new line of fine writing instruments” said Joel Blumberg, CEO of Kenro Industries.

Robert Rosenberg, the founder of Harpen Brand Holding’s LLC will join Kenro Industries and will be working with the Kenro team in continuing to build the Esterbrook brand in both the North American and International markets. “ I could not have found a better fit then Kenro to take the reins of the  Esterbrook brand.  The company is well respected throughout the industry and their success in building luxury brands is well established”, said Robert Rosenberg, Founder of Harpen Brand Holding’s, LLC.

Here are two great links to get you on the same 165 year old page as Esterbrook:

1. The Esterbrook Media Kit
2. The Esterbrook Official Website

For further Information, contact:
Kenro Industries, Inc
393 Jericho Turnpike
Suite 2
Mineola, NY 11501
Tel: 516-741-0011

Aurora Optima O’ Sole Mio Fountain Pen Review

How do you review a product you have already reviewed, and already love? How do you keep it fresh? How do you say something new? I’m not sure I have all of the answers to those questions, but let’s find out. One thing I do know: I love the Aurora Optima.

I knew I loved it from the first time I picked one up, which ended up in the purchase of my first, the Optima Red Demonstrator. And yes, I still think just as highly of it now, even though… read the rest