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!
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!
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!
When picking up a Montegrappa Ammiraglio (or, Admiral), one feels not just the perfect balance of the pen itself, but the culmination of a century of craftsmanship. These pens are, quite simply, beautiful.
What first thing you’ll notice about this pen is the four stratified colorways that comes in the Admiral set. A unique blend of colors is at once vibrant while not being ostentatious. It’s this balance of subtlety and art that has become a hallmark of Montegrappa’s design aesthetic. I am personally drawn to the Samba color, while others may love the Menta, a white and turquoise blend that’s as cool as the name implies.
For me, I’m still learning about fountain pens, and the Admiral collection is the perfect entre into the intelligence and craftsmanship that goes into these pens. For example, this is the first time I have been able to write with a #8 nib. The standard nibs that I’ve written with before are #5’s and #6’s. The #8 gives a bolder finish the writing experiencing while applying a bit more wetness to the ink. I like this handling more than Montegrappa’s more diminutive cousins, offering me a rounded writing experiencing without taking away from the weight of the pen. The larger nib, in fact, complements the body well.
And speaking of the body, the Admiral is another thoughtful design element of this pen. Based on an earlier Sailor archive model, this design finishes with a broader cap than the barrel with the tiniest bit of curvature as it reaches the finial. It’s this attention to the finer points of the pen which really make me appreciate the Admirals when admiring the pen on my desk.
As with most businesses that are dedicated to artisanal quality and heritage design, it’s the small details which add up to a beautiful experience. The Admiral set is no different. Experiencing the finer points of the pen lead to a better appreciation for Montegrappa – and an understanding why they are synonymous with Italian excellence.
This four-set comes in Scream, Sambra, Menta, and Freedom. Each pen is numbered for a limited quantity.
The 2022 Los Angeles International Pen Show will be held February 17-20, 2022 at the same beautiful location as the 2020 show, the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach in Torrance, California. We look forward to seeing many of our West Coast friends during this trip! To learn more, visit the LA Pen Show website here.
Dates: Thursday, February 17 – Sunday, February, 2022
Address: Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach Hotel 3635 Fashion Way Torrance, CA 90503
The Baltimore Pen Show 2022 is happening this Spring! The show starts Friday, March 11th and runs through Sunday, March 13th. Join us for a few days in the Charm City and expect quite a few offerings from Kenro and Esterbrook during this time.
Dates: Friday, March 11 – Sunday, March 13, 2022
Address: BWI Airport Marriott 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, Maryland 21090 USA
Make sure to join us in Philly next week! We will be showcasing many of the new products from Montegrappa, Aurora, Otto Hutt, and Esterbrook. We look forward to seeing you at the Sheraton. More info can be found here.
Dates: Friday, January 14 – Sunday, January 16, 2022
Address: 201 North 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
We will be joining the Flax Pen to Paper team in Los Angeles for a one-day trunk show on Saturday, November 20 from 11 am to 5 pm. We’ll showcase our top brands, including Aurora, Esterbrook, Montegrappa, Otto Hutt, ystudio with Flax offering special pricing on select items. What’s more – Flax will be holding a raffle for some additional swag to customers who stop by that day! Get your holiday shopping done early and join us next week!
Address: 1078 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Phone: (310) 208-3529