2022 San Francisco International Pen Show

Dubbed “the most fun pen show on Earth”, we’re excited to see everyone at the 2022 San Francisco International Pen Show! Join us in our booth and see what is new from our brands, including AuroraMontegrappaPininfarina, Otto HuttYstudio and Esterbrook.

The team from Kenro, and all their new releases and limited editions, will be in attendance.

The event will be held at the Grand Bay Hotel from August 26 to August 28. See you in San Fran!


A Look into Montegrappa’s Dante Trilogy

For over 700 years, Dante Aligheri’s work The Divine Comedy has been a preeminent piece of Italian (and World!) Literature. Following the path of the soul through the three levels of the afterlife, Purgatory, Hell, and Heaven, the fictional Dante is witness to the mysteries of the universe and ultimately the human condition itself.

It would make sense, then, for Montegrappa, the leading Italian fountain pen company, to dedicate a series of pens to The Comedy. The three pens in the collection (Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso) are intricate representations of the text while showcasing the artisan craftsmanship and imagination of Montegrappa itself.

Below, we get an insider’s look from the company on the Dante series.

If you’re interested in learning more and stocking any of the pens from this set, contact us!

Explore the Collection

Inferno
Purgatorio
Paradiso

A Kenro Exclusive: Montegrappa Admiral in Four New Colors

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Aquarius, Pisces, Salxco, Leo

With Kenro Industries now spanning three decades in business, we have developed great partnerships over the years with some of the most well-known pen manufacturers in the industry. In fact, it wouldn’t be hyperbole to say that Montegrappa’s excellence in the field has become part of our company’s DNA – providing Italian craftsmanship and luxury to all corners of North America. 

Because of this, Ryan Sirignano, our resident Montegrappa expert, and company president, Joel Blumberg, jumped at the chance to visit the Montegrappa factory as soon as travel restrictions allowed for them to do so. In Bassano, Ryan and Joel met with Montegrappa president, Giuseppe Aquila, to see the vision of where the manufacturer is heading for 2022 and beyond.  

It was while Joel and Ryan were at the Montegrappa factory that the opportunity to create four custom pens for Kenro came up. During their time, Ryan was able to develop four hand-blended Montegrappa Admirals, which we now have in stock at Kenro. 

These pens show the marriage of partnership and the creativity that has acted as a ballast for our two brands for decades. The hand-blended colorways range from a soft pink to a fiery orange, giving individual expression and personal preference for each customer. They’re cast from the Admiral silhouette, so have a distinct handfeel, most notable for the curvature of the barrel. Each Admiral is complete with an 18-karat gold nib and the covetable ratcheted piston filler, making for a tactile experience, not unlike the winding of a manual watch. 

What we have in these four designs is what Montegrappa and Kenro do right: create pens that elevate the writing experience while not detracting from the overall luxury of each individual pen. Because of the nature of this collection, we have only 25 pens available per color, making for one hundred in total. As a Kenro exclusive, email us for more information.


Pricing

Montegrapphite Aquarius, Gold Plated Brass Trim FP – M – IS41R3YV_1 – $1,495
Montegrapphite Pisces, Gold Plated Brass Trim FP – B – IS41R5YS_2 – $1,495
Montegrapphite Salxco, Gold Plated Brass Trim FP – M – IS41R2YC_8 – $1,495
Montegrapphite Leo, Gold Plated Brass Trim FP – M – IS41R3YO_2 – $1,495

*Please refer to above image for identifying pen


See the Admirals in Action

See us at Truphae Next Week – Just in Time for Father’s Day!

Join us next week at Truphae in Greenville, SC! We’ll be displaying some of our top pens from Montegrappa, Aurora, Esterbrooks – and more! Get your dad something he’ll treasure while you’re there.

We will be there Friday and Saturday (June 17 and 18) from 12 – 5 pm both days.

Location: 550 South Main Street Suite 200 Greenville, SC 29601

We hope you’re able to join us!


We’re at Dromgoole’s This Weekend!

We are pleased to be visiting our friends at Dromgoole’s in Houston this weekend. Dromgoole’s has long been an industry leader in Texas and beyond, so we are very pleased to be seeing our old friends again.

Ryan will be showcasing some of the latest and greatest during his trip, so make sure to visit if you can!

Find out more about Dromgoole’s here!

Dates and Times:
April 29 & 30, 2022
Beginning at 11 am

Address:
2515 Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005

Fountain Pen Hospital Spring Pen Expo 2022

Fountain Pen Hospital has been a mainstay in the pen community of NYC for nearly eight decades. Join the FPH team as they invite 25 pen companies and exhibitors to show off their latest products and writing utensils. You’ll definitely see us there, too!

Find out more here!

Dates and Times:
April 22 & 23, 2022
9am to 5pm

Address:
10 Warren Street New York, NY 10007

Atlanta Pen Show 2022

We’re excited to see you at the 25th Atlanta Pen Show. A staple in the pen community on the East Coast, we’ll be showing off some of the most exciting products to date from Otto Hutt, Montegrappa, Aurora, ystudio, Esterbook, and more!

Find out more here!

Dates and Times:
April 1, Friday – 12pm to 5 pm
April 2, Saturday – 10 am to 5 pm
April 3, Sunday – 10 am to 5 pm

Address:
Sonesta Atlanta Northwest in Atlanta

The Arkansas Pen Show

We’re excited to see you at the 39th annual Arkansas Pen Show in Little Rock!.

Dates and Times:
Friday, Mar 18, 10a-6p
Saturday, Mar 19, 9a-6p
Sunday, Mar 20, 9a-4p

Address:
Delta Hotels by Marriott
201 S Shackleford
Little Rock, AR 72211

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