Aurora Optima – What are you waiting for?


Aurora Optima

The Optima has been an elite level fountain pen for over 30 years. The design has been the reinterpreted through many iconic pens, including the Africa, Nebulosa and Sole, and should be a staple in all better pen collections.

Optima hits all the marks when it comes to quality!

  • Piston Filled
  • Solid gold nib
  • Many point sizes
  • Ink window
  • Made in Italy
  • Vibrant turned acrylics

Everything we want from a grail pen and now is the time to own this pen. The price has been the same for several years, while competing pens are considerably more expensive. The price to value is tops in its class!

Aurora has recently added models like the Gialla, Violet and Orange to go along with the timeless marble blue, green and Sole Mio. Take advantage of these special pens and offer your clients a pen that passes the test of time. What are you waiting for?

Full Details HERE


Montegrappa Miya Ebonite LE – US Exclusive


Miya Ebonite

 High-caliber mechanics, classic form and dynamic handling combine in an exclusive small-batch edition from Italy’s style supremos. With qualities to set purist pulses racing, the Mia Ebonite shows once again why Montegrappa is where the rubber meets the road.  

 When it comes to true handcraft, nothing separates the practitioners from the pretenders better than a solid, small-batch release. Montegrappa’s recent catalog has included a string of low-denomination editions made for the curious connoisseur. For this latest excursion into nostalgist nirvana, its craftsmen have turned to premium German ebonite to infuse a classic silhouette with masculine grunt.

Like celluloid (an in-house staple) ebonite is steeped in vintage mystique. Invented by the Goodyear brothers in 1851, this vulcanised hard rubber compound featured extensively in early-century Elmo pens produced in Montegrappa’s Venetian factory. Advancements in technology may have created industrial efficiencies, but few modern solutions can mimic the honesty and intimacy of early-generation industrial materials.

Keen-eyed aficionados will recognize the three mottled ebonite colors from 2019’s WWI-era reissue safety pen, the Mia Carissima. Rich-grain Brick Red, Blackcurrant and Petroleum provide a choice of housings for Montegrappa’s patented 32-tooth click-wheel piston-fill mechanism. This North American exclusive comprises only fifty numbered examples of each, and writers can select from a line-up of 18K gold nibs in four grades with ebonite feeds.

Ebonite’s chemical composition causes sterling silver to tarnish, requiring trim materials to be substituted with high-grade stainless steel. Using Montegrappa’s much-loved Miya silhouette as a starting point, the Mia Ebonite features scaled-back hardware to reinforce its workmanlike honesty: adding grit to glamour. Besides its ultra-true writing performance, Montegrappa’s hallmark rolling-sphere brass clip is the most potent reminder of the Mia Ebonite’s privileged provenance.

What are you waiting for? Rediscover Italian handcraft with true rubber soul.

Available in 14k – EF, F, M & Broad nibs

Full Details HERE

Ed Jelley – ystudio Portable Brassing


ystudio Portable Brassing Fountain Pen Review

Ed Jelley reviews the ystudio Portable Brassing Fountain Pen.

Ystudio is a brand that’s been on my radar for a while now. I’ve owned one of their brassing ballpoint pens for some time, and always enjoy writing with it. Like the fountain pen being reviewed here, the ballpoint is a brass base with a black paint coating that’s meant to wear away as you use it…

Read the full review HERE




Joe Crace AKA The Gentleman Stationer reviews the Esterbrook 6 pen Nook

Do I really need another pen case? That’s sort of like asking myself whether I really need another pen. Of course I do! After all, where am I going to put the pens? If you’re looking for a classy pen storage option that not only looks nice on a desktop but is secure enough to double as a daily carry, you should consider the Esterbrook Pen Nook

Read the full review HERE

The Pen Addict ystudio resin fountain pen review


ystudio Resin Fountain Pen Review

Brad Dowdy AKA The Pen Addict reviews the new ystudio resin fountain pen.

As a ystudio fanboy, I was a little concerned about the Resin Fountain Pen when I first saw pictures of it. How would it stack up to my favorite Brassing models? Would the plastic barrel take a way some of the magic of the brand? My fears have proven to be unfounded, as this is a pen…

Read the full review HERE

The Well Appointed Desk reviews the Montegrappa Elmo


Montegrappa Elmo Fantasy Bloom Blue Cross Gentian

Ana of The Well Appointed Desk reviews the new Montegrappa Elmo Fantasy Bloom fountain pen.

Inside all that is the sueded interior and behold! The Montegrappa Elmo under a  satin ribbon. Inside the pen is the cartridge converter but two cartridges are included. Lifting up the pillow reveals the Montegrappa information booklet…

Read the full review HERE

The Well Appointed Desk reviews the Resin ystudio fountain pen


ystudio resin fountain pen

Ana of The Well Appointed Desk reviews the new ystudio resin fountain pen in red.

The Resin fountain pen has a crisp hex shape that tapers down to a rounded grip section in brass. The details on the pen are brass, including round dots on the end of the cap and body. The nib is in matching gold-tone steel by Schmidt. The cap is a snap cap and it easily posts…

Read the full review HERE

Pen Addict Reviews the Estie Lilac OS


Estie Lilac OS

Brad Dowdy AKA The Pen Addict shares his thoughts on the Esterbrook Estie Lilac oversized.

The story of Esterbrook is a long one, primarily as one of the great American writing brands for a period of over 100 years. It saw a small, yet ultimately failed, reappearance in 2014, prior to being bought out by US luxury goods distributor Kenro Industries in 2018. And from what I’ve seen so far, Kenro has Esterbrook on the right track as…

Read the full review HERE

ystudio has partnered with Kenro!



Designed in Taiwan and made by masters with decades of experience, the partners at ystudio aim to use beautiful, long-lasting objects to tell a story about writing. 

Using natural materials, they create writing instruments that are an escape from electronics and a return to using ones imagination and hands to put words on a page.  

 With an aesthetic that harkens to the past, but is perfectly suited to modern life, ystudio manufactures meaningful tools for daily use that celebrate a joy for the analog.  

 The spirit of the brand is captured in ystudios motto, the weight of wordsreminding the user that our hearts and minds can be captured between the lines that we put down on the page with their pens. 

 In Kenros quest to find unique brands of the highest quality around the world that tell a story about the importance of writing, we are thrilled to announce that we have added ystudio to our roster and will be representing them as their US distributor. 

 We look forward to continuing to tell the story of ystudio and to assisting our retail partners as they share these products that allow for memories and words that last a lifetime. 

See the full line HERE


Call or email us for more information:

Phone: 516-741-0011



Aurora Special Edition Inks


Aurora Special Edition Inks

In 2019, Aurora released the very limited Cento Edition Inks as a part of their 100th year anniversary celebration. With just three Aurora inks to choose from for decades, the introduction of seven inks in one release was a big surprise, welcomed by Aurora loyalists and ink lovers with great enthusiasm. Demand was fierce for the original release, so much so, that Aurora has now re-released the inks, along with the three existing colors, as a Special Edition in 55ml vintage inspired bottles.

They are available for purchase individually for $30 USD.

Many thanks to xfreyari on Instagram for sharing some beautiful photographs of the packaging as well as swabs of each of Aurora’s ten special edition ink colors.



Call or email us for more information:

Phone: 516-741-0011



1 3 4 5 6 7 15