Cento – Aurora celebrates 100 years!


For its 100-years Anniversary Aurora Pens launches  “Cento Italia”

Aurora introduces the line “Cento Italia”: 10 “Iconic pens” from the history of Aurora, symbolizing the 10 decades, every one revised and realized in 100 numbered pieces only for the whole world (100 for Italy and 100 for the foreign countries).

Aurora will launch monthly the pens of the line “Cento Italia”, beginning from February, every 19th of the month, to recall the foundation year of the Manufacture in the 1919.

Every pen will be packed in an elegant box in black leatherette with black interior dressed by a special commemorative red sleeve with the new logo Aurora Cento! realized in cooperation with Italdesign – Giugiaro.

All the pens will be FOUNTAIN Pens.

The first pen introduced will be Aurora Edo in black resin, chrome plated trims and 14 kt solid gold nib, rhodium-treated, embellished by an exclusive shiny red bottom.

Retail Price: 495.00

What your nib says about your personality


What your nib says about your personality

Choosing a nib for your fountain pen is like getting dressed in the morning; the nib you use is as much a part of expressing your individuality and creativity as the clothes you wear. From the nib’s materials, to its shape and size, the way your nib writes can say a lot about your personality. In fact, the way your fountain pen writes can indicate more about who you are than the style of the pen itself.  

Let’s take a look at some of the nib’s most important characteristics and how they reflect the character of those who use them. 

Nib Size

The size of the nib determines the thickness of the line the pen produces—the wider the tip the broader the stroke it produces. Typical sizes include extra fine (EF), fine (F), medium (M) and broad (B), though there are others as well. Today there is wide popularity with flexible nibs, which are kind of hybrid line from fine to broad depending on how one applies pressure to the nib. Like choosing the right tie or shoes for the day, choosing a point can also be decided by a person’s mood or plans for how he or she intends to write.  

Now, it’d be a mistake to say that the larger the size, the bigger the personality. However, each size does offer unique differences in how the writer expresses him or herself. For example, extra fine is an excellent choice for those who prefer delicate details, while flex or italic may be ideal for those who like to write expressively. Extra fine and fine points are most popular these days and are used in a variety of applications like bullet journaling, note taking, and sketching. Certainly, broad nibs are great for those who want to capture bold ideas, where medium nibs are perfect for communicating through daily writing and thank you notes. 

Nib Materials

Today’s nibs are commonly made out of stainless steel or 14k and 18k gold. While the materials have less impact on how they write, they can suggest different aspects of a person’s life. It’s important to know that stainless steel nibs have dramatically improved in touch and 

performance over the years, while solid gold points still carry a higher value to the pen and sometimes even the writer.  

Those who want to articulate everyday with practicality most often opt for stainless steel, while those who prefer to subtly express their individuality and elegance might select for gold. Many pens with gold nibs may feature more sophisticated design characteristics and engraving details. 14k nibs tend to offer more flexibility than steel nibs and provide a nice aesthetic and ornate sophistication. Moreover, many limited edition pens often feature an 18k gold nib as a feature that makes them unique. It should also be noted that gold nibs typically feature an ebonite feed, which is the preferred material for channeling the ink from the reservoir to the point. 

To be sure, there are many varieties of nibs available today, and while the nib one person chooses may reflect their personality, there’s almost no reason why they can’t change based on their moods. Whether you want a fountain pain for fine calligraphy, to capture your deepest thoughts, or to emphasize your status, there’s a nib that’s right for you. 

Looking for the perfect fountain pen that showcases your personality? We offer a wide selection of fine writing instruments to suit the needs of those with discerning tastes. 

Esterbrook Estie review by Jessica Coles


Esterbrook Estie review by Jessica Coles and posted on The Well-Appointed Desk

When Kenro first announced that they had acquired Esterbrook back in April, I suspected they would turn out something good, but the Estie far exceeded my expectations. Given the history with the “new” Esterbrook brand, first resurrected a few years ago to little acclaim and much derision in the pen community, I was concerned that the Estie wouldn’t get a fair shake, but it appears that the reception has been largely positive, mainly because you can’t argue with the fact that the quality is top notch…

Full review on The Well-Appointed Desk blog HERE


Esterbrook Phaeton Overview

Esterbrook Phaeton Overview

Esterbrook’s new Phaeton 300R is a classic revival of the brands original Phaeton model released in 1964. The hooded nib fountain pen was all the rage during the 1960’s, and appear to be making a comeback with the new generation of fountain pen enthusiasts. 

The Phaeton 300R has many excellent features which make it stand out from other pens in this category. First and foremost is the price. At a suggested retail price of $85.00, it is truly an exceptional value for this well designed and functional fountain pen.

Available in four colors, Mineral Blue, Spruce Green, Signal Red and Midnight Black, The Phaeton is made from a beautiful 1960’s inspired acrylic material which feels great in the hand.  A brushed metal silver cap with gold plated clip, add elegance and style to the overall look of the pen.

The most important feature of the Phaeton 300R is the way it writes. Esterbrook used a hooded F/M gold plated hooded nib which allows the ink to flow wonderfully. A special inner cap insert prevents the ink from drying when not in use. The Phaetons removable plunger filling system makes for easy cleaning and maintenance.

The Phaeton 300R is functional pen designed to be your everyday user.  With its added styling , it is truly a classic revival at an amazing price .

Now available at authorized Easterbrook dealers Worldwide.

Details HERE

Esterbrook Estie review by The Gentleman Stationer

esterbrook estie mv-adaptor kenro

Esterbrook Estie review by The Gentleman Stationer

When Kenro first announced that they had acquired Esterbrook back in April, I suspected they would turn out something good, but the Estie far exceeded my expectations. Given the history with the “new” Esterbrook brand, first resurrected a few years ago to little acclaim and much derision in the pen community, I was concerned that the Estie wouldn’t get a fair shake, but it appears that the reception has been largely positive, mainly because you can’t argue with the fact that the quality is top notch…

Full review on The Gentleman Stationers blog HERE


U-BOAT introduces the Capsoil

UBOAT introduces their latest watch the Capsoil.

The Capsoil goes beyond the boundaries of traditional design, combining innovative features with retro-style lines. The Swiss electromechanical movement is completely immersed in a low viscosity lubricating oil. The oily liquid flows into the dial making it an absolute and deep black and creates an ever-moving compensation bubble that surprisingly amplifies view of the hands that seem to flow free as in the absence of the glass.

From pure  reporter of time to motor of the future, this is the heart of the new CAPSOIL model“. Starts with these words Italo Fontana, founder and designer of U-BOAT, the presentation of his latest creation.

Available in chronograph and solotempo versions, CAPSOIL, whose electromechanics is completely immersed in an oil bath, revolutionises the concept of U-BOAT creations, while retaining the brand’s strong exclusive personality.

CAPSOIL goes beyond the boundaries of traditional design, combining innovative features with retro-style lines, which prove it as a one of a kind in the world watch market.” Italo continues in the enthusiastic description of this innovative model.

The oily liquid, surrounding the dial, transforms it into an absolute black, making it three-dimensional and deep. This fluid creates an ever-moving compensation bubble, as well as offering a surprisingly amplified view of the hands, which seem to float free as in absence of the glass.

The 45 mm diameter case, in the two steel versions, one with black DLC treatment, blends with the highest quality convex sapphire, from which beige spheres and indexes treated with superluminova emerge. Hermetic resistance at a pressure of 10 ATM is guaranteed by the  back case fastened with screw and featuring a smoked mineral glass. The watch is finally equipped with a leather strap with innovative water-repellent lining, handcrafted by expert Florentine artisans.


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Phone: 516-741-0011

Email: contactus@kenroindustries.com

NY Mag says “The Aurora Ipsilon is as Classic as it gets”

Aurora Tops all Fountain pens on NY Mag List

Ny Mag just complied their list of the 100 best pens as tested by Strategist editors. Our Aurora Ipsilon was chosen as the 4th best pen and the highest ranked Fountain Pen. Five criteria were used to rate and review the pens with the Ipsilon scoring a perfect 5 out of 5 on 4 of them. NY Mag says “ The Aurora Ipsilon is as Classic as it gets”. “It’s the type of reliable pen you will find yourself reaching for”. Maybe its time you become acquainted with this perfect everyday writier…

Email us for more information contactus@kenroindustries.com

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.



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.