WIN a Montegrappa Mule!

It’s GIVEAWAY time on Instagram!

The @head2headcopycat crew is partnering with @montegrappaitalia to giveaway a copper Montegrappa Mule Pen for this weeks challenge.

Join the H2H crew @bharmon417, @kicktoc , @bzabodyn214 , & @crudotaco for today’s challenge.

Today’s challenge: “Mule Time”. Show us your best shot of your watch and pen. See the rules below.

Rules for entry: 

  1. Must use the #head2headcopycat & #montegrappaitalia hashtags
  2. Must tag and follow @kicktoc @bharmon417 @bzabodyn214 @crudotaco & @montegrappaitalia
  3. Must tag 2 friends in the comment section of the post
  4. Must submit photo before the deadline of 8 am EST on Monday November 12.

Winner: the winner will be announce on Friday November 16. The winning submission will be contact by our H2H board member. The winner must provide their name and a valid shipping address. The prize will be mailed out on Monday November 19th using a worldwide shipping method. This is a WORLD WIDE competition. No exclusions apply.

Full details HERE

Festival of Watches

Join us at Maddaloni Jewelers this Friday from 7pm – 11pm, November 9th. We will have a large selection of UBoat watches, TF cufflinks and Montegrappa writing instruments.

Full details HERE

Bertram’s Inkwell Annual Pen Fair

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Join us at Bertram’s Inkwell for the Annual In-Store Pen Fair this Saturday, November 10th from 11am – 5pm. Come down to see and try all the newest from Aurora, Montegrappa and of course the new “Estie” from Esterbrook. Experience the modern Esterbrook with the MV adaptor and put on a vintage Esterbrook nib, of which there are over 300 varieties, to see what all the talk is about. We will have pens inked and ready for you to try.

Full details HERE

Personalize your corporate gifts!

Aviation Enthusiasts Write To New Heights

More than ever before, companies are seeking to reward employees or clients with gifts that make a lasting impression. There’s a reason why pre-owned timepieces and vintage style branding are experiencing a surge in interest these days. When we think of times in the early US, we feel a sense of value and quality, and a time when people treasured their accessories. A time when people passed their watch or engraved pen to the next generation.

Culinary Artists Take Note

Today, we would like you to consider some of the values of a time past and look to our fine brands for your next corporate gift or marketing activity. Our brands, including Montegrappa, Aurora, Pininfarina, Esterbrook and Dalvey offer a wonderful range of products that provide an “heirloom” quality experience for someone we are looking to appreciate or reward.

Medical Professionals

Did you know that we can customize nearly every product we offer? Or that we can develop a unique writing instrument that transcends your brand’s identity? We welcome brand collaborations and specialized licensing activities that engage attention from new and enthusiastic audiences.

Pininfarina Desktop Ballpoint

Need a single pen engraved for a colleague or friend? No problem, all of our brands offer this possibility! Want to reward someone important or recognize an achievement? Consider one of many Montegrappa themed editions, including the Aviator, Caduceus, Chef and more..

Full Bespoke Pen Made To Your Specs

This special Cayman Island edition was developed exclusively with our Montegrappa partner in the Caymany Islands. The colors, map art, flag and other elements were drawn from Cayman inspiration and applied to this unique and limited creation.


We invite you to speak with a knowledgeable custom product specialist –
Kindly click HERE to send us an email with your interest and we will return your message within 24 hours.
You can also reach us by phone at 516-741-0011.



Ohio Pen Show 2018

It is that time again for the Ohio Pen Show celebrating its 24th year. Running November 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th this will be a great show for hunting down those vintage Esterbrook nibs! We will be attending with the full line of Aurora, Montegrappa and the new Esterbrook Estie.

Full details HERE

The Imperial Collection, Featuring the Taipei Sunset.

If you’re totally fascinated with the urushi lacquering technique featured in this specific model – you’re not alone. We were so interested in this process that we had to learn more!

This 9,000-year process for lacquerware production starts with the sap of the Asian urushi tree. Now a true art form throughout the world, urushi had its humble beginnings in the Stone Age throughout Asia when it was used to coat such things as wood, pottery, baskets, etc. It then became more and more prominent when it was used to make religious images of Buddha, plates for traditional cuisine, utensils for tea ceremonies, and even armor for war.


Allard’s Art 19th Annual Pen Fair

Mark your calendar for our 19th Annual Fine Pen Fair Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, from 10am-3pm. See our full line of Aurora, Montegrappa and the all new Estie from Esterbrook. We will have them inked up and ready to go. See how the amazing MV-Adator works with the new Estie and add a vintage nib to your modern pen!

See details HERE

The pleasure of writing, Italian style.

In a world where the younger generations are less and less acquainted with pen and paper, and more and more in love with keyboards, talking about the pleasure of writing with a a good fountain pen may seem old fashioned…

Read the full article HERE

Scriptus Pen Show 2018

The Scriptus Pen Show 2018 is October 28th at the Toronto Reference Library. Kenro will be there exhibiting the new Esterbrook line featuring the Estie as well as Aurora and Montegrappa. Stop by and try the new Estie pens including ones setup with the MV adaptor (modern to vintage adaptor) allowing you to use vintage Esterbrook nibs on our modern pen.

See their site for DETAILS