Kenro Industries Home of the Kenro Group Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:04:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kenro Industries 32 32 Anderson Pens October Event Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:04:40 +0000

Join Kenro at the Anderson’s downtown Chicago store, located inside the iconic Palmer House Hilton. We will be there this Saturday, October 2, from 12 to 5:00 pm.

We will have the full lines of Montegrappa, Aurora and the Reborn 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. We can’t wait to see you there!

Anderson Pens Chicago
17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 631-3339

We’re Back! Atlas Stationers September Take-Over Mon, 27 Sep 2021 18:36:27 +0000
Atlas Stationers, Inc – Downtown Chicago

Join us September 29-30, 2021 at Atlas Stationers, Inc for an in-store takeover from 10 am to 4 pm both days. We will be featuring all our brands including Montegrappa, Aurora, Esterbrook, Otto Hutt, ystudio & Pininfarina.

We look forward to seeing some of our favorite Chicago friends while we’re in town!

Atlas Stationers
227 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60606

Call or email us for more information:

Phone: 516-741-0011


Truphae Anniversary Event Recap Tue, 14 Sep 2021 16:21:37 +0000

Last week we enjoyed celebrating the second anniversary of Truphae opening their brick-and-mortar shop in Greenville, South Carolina. We were so fortunate to spend a few days in town to celebrate with the Truphae crew.

Kenro has a strong history with this store and we were proud to see how much they have grown in the two years since their opening. With a store that’s friendly and inviting, it’s no wonder the locals in the area love Truphae as much as we do! And they’d know – Greenville is a vibrant city with a growing market for pen enthusiasts in the Blue Ridge Mountains area.

While there, Kenro displayed many of their top-quality pens during the opening, including Montegrappa, Aurora, ystudio, and Esterbrook. We were able to chat, network, and share a few laughs with guests during the two-day event.

We wish Truphae continued success with their retail space and we know this is just the beginning for them!  

Truphae’s Anniversary Event with Kenro Thu, 02 Sep 2021 13:18:03 +0000

We are pleased to be celebrating Truphae’s second anniversary in South Carolina next week! Truphae is a retailer of ours in Greenville, SC with whom we have built a lasting relationship over the years. We are thrilled to be there in-person to share in their celebration on September 10 and 11 From 12pm – 5pm each day.

While there, we will be showcasing some of our latest pens, including some special Montegrappas, elegant Auroras, and many more.

We hope you’re able to join us!

2021 San Francisco International Pen Show Mon, 23 Aug 2021 15:58:01 +0000

Dubbed “the most fun pen show on Earth”, we’re excited to see everyone at the 2021 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. Also joining us will be J.J. Lax of J.J. Lax Pen Company. As you may remember, he has created a custom Scribe Nib for our Esterbrook pens. While at the show, he will be grinding nibs in person while at our booth. This is your chance to see a trained nibmeister at work!

The event will be held Pullman San Francisco Bay Hotel from August 27 to August 29. See you in San Fran!

Recap: The 2021 Washington, D.C. Pen Show Thu, 19 Aug 2021 14:36:53 +0000 How do we properly describe our weekend at the D.C. Pen Supershow? Fun? Exciting? Memorable? It’s too had to pick just one word, so we will go with D: All of the Above.

Earlier this month, we were thrilled to back at one of our favorite shows to set up our booth and see many of our old friends and customers again. The old adage about riding a bike definitely applies for us at this year’s show: after such a long absence, everything seemed to fall easily back into place for us and so many others.

Much of that we owe to the organizers of the show. Somehow, between the size of the show, the additional safety measures, and the high expectations of those in attendance, they made it a breeze, both as an attendee and as a vendor. Thank you!

But there was something else in the air, too. After the year we have all had due to COVID-19, there felt like there was a bit of electricity in this year’s event. Whether it was more laughter, more engagement, or more conversation, there was an undeniable buzz for both the attendees – and for us!

This year, Kenro had a lot to introduce to attendees. First, being able to introduce newcomers to some of our newer brands, including Pininfarina, YStudio, and Otto Hutt. Not only that, but Montegrappa and Aurora have launched some beautiful new products since the last time we saw many of you that we showcased at our booth. 

Kenro’s own brand, Esterbrook, had quite a showing this year, too! We launched our first seasonal collection for the Esterbrook JR, the Paradise Collection, in person. The bright colors of this collection weren’t the only thing catching everyone’s eye; we had commissioned our friend Matthew Morse (@heymatthew) to create custom Paradise pins and t-shirts to celebrate this launch. You can purchase these items on our site, while supplies last.

Not only were we in the booth, we were fortunate enough to produce three in-person Storytellers interviews during our time at the show. We shared a lot of laughs, enthusiasm, and behind-the-scenes facts from some of our favorite brand collaborators. If you were not able to attend any of these sessions virtually, you can watch them now following the links below:

Vanessa Langton’s interview can be found here.
Pen Boy Roy’s interview can be found here.
Matthew Morse of Hey Matthew’s interview can be found here

We want to give a heartfelt, “Thank you,” to all of those who attended the show and stopped by our booth. We’re happy to be back to doing what we love: seeing our friends and making new connections along the way. We’re already packing our bags for San Francisco later this month and we hope to see you there.

We appreciate the continued support of Kenro and we are excited at the new products we’ll soon launch among our brands. Watch this space – you won’t want to miss a thing.

Storytellers Live at the DC Pen Show! Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:55:50 +0000

We’re thrilled to be bringing OUR show to the DC Fountain Pen Supershow!

Our Storytellers series will broadcast episodes six-eight live on Friday, Saturday and Sunday directly to you from the show.

Join our host, Katy Klassman @ayearincolor, live on @esterbrook_official as we welcome:

Vanessa Langton @vanessalangton, @PenBoyRoy, and Matthew Morse @heymatthew to tell their stories.

We’ll talk all things art history with Vanessa, attempt to get Pen Boy Roy to tell us his real name and mysterious backstory, and delve deep into Matthew’s unique graphic design sensibility.

These special sessions will air:

Friday 11AM with Vanessa

Saturday 11AM with Roy

Sunday at 11AM with Matthew

Also, if you’re at the show, we’d love to have you be part of our live studio audience.

Email Esterbrook at: to claim one of the twenty spots we’ll have for each episode.

We can’t wait for you to meet these three exceptional Storytellers, live from DC!

Call or email us for more information:

Phone: 516-741-0011


Montegrappa David Bowie Blackstar Limited Edition – by Nancy Olsen of Quill & Pad Tue, 29 Jun 2021 13:27:23 +0000
Montegrappa David Bowie Blackstar fountain pen

Nancy Olsen of Quill & Pad gives us an over of the new Montegrappa David Bowie Blackstar Fountain Pen.

“The design of the pen is influenced by well-known British graphic designer and typographer Jonathan Barnbrook, who is responsible for the spare and cryptic Blackstar sleeve – the first that doesn’t include an image of Bowie. Barnbrook also designed the album sleeves for some of the musician’s earlier works…

Read the full article HERE

See full pen details HERE

Call or email us for more information:

Phone: 516-741-0011


Otto Hutt 07 US Exclusive Design Tue, 08 Jun 2021 19:14:56 +0000

We are pleased to introduce the Otto Hutt design07 in Gold Trim.

This pen marks a first for Kenro and Otto Hutt, as it is our initial offering exclusive to the US market. 

The design07 is signature Otto Hutt, using form and functionality combined in an energetic body. The pen is sleek and stately, with clean lines, shapes, and a truly elegant instrument for daily writing.

This limited production exclusive has been made using the same jewelers’ techniques that are the signature of the Otto Hutt brand. The design07 in Gold Trim is made of sterling silver and has been engraved with a honeycomb guilloche pattern, creating movement as the light hits the facets as it glides across the page.

For this version of the design07 the palladium clip, ring and grip section, have been plated in gold and the custom size 6 nib is two-tone in silver and gold. The pen is postable with the signature Otto Hutt spring clip and can be used with both an international standard cartridge and converter. A rollerball made with the same gold trimmed appointments is also available.

As with every Otto Hutt writing instrument, no effort has been spared with regards to detail, materials or thoughtful mechanisms and because of this, the design07 Gold Trim is as beautiful as it is useful.

  • With an extraordinary Otto Hutt gold nib in XL format with Otto Hutt logo, which the writing instrument is available as original with the line weights EF, F, M and B
  • With award-winning case with a cover made of Italian precious paper
  • With suitable converter for the use of individual ink and 5 pack cartridges blue.
  • Including a leather case, silver or microfiber cloth, instruction manual and certificate
  • Length 14cm, length open 12.5cm, diameter 16mm, weight about 65.6gr.

Fountain Pen

Model: D07-038-11561 – EF – $1,200

Model: D07-028-11561 – F – $1,200

Model: D07-018-11561 – M – $1,200

Model: D07-068-11561 – B-  $1,200

Rollerball Pen

Model: D07-009-11562 – $995

Call or email us for more information:

Phone: 516-741-0011


Fountain Pen Hospital Pen Fest 2021 Tue, 08 Jun 2021 14:14:04 +0000
Fountain Pen Hospital Pen Fest Announcement

The summer street festival is as much a part of a New York summer as a Yankees game, hot dogs with mustard from a streetcart, open fire hydrants and a soft serve ice cream truck parked on the corner.

It is with great pleasure that we announce the return of the Fountain Pen Hospital Pen Fest, a summer celebration that also kicks off the 75th Anniversary of FPH and the reopening of our remodeled showroom.

Featuring AuroraMontegrappaPininfarina, Otto HuttYstudio and Esterbrook, the Pen Fest will be an extravaganza to celebrate a whole new season of writing instruments.

The team from Kenro, and all their new releases and limited editions, will be in attendance and if that weren’t enough our good friend, and pen reviewer extraordinaire, Penboy Roy will be in the house to tell you what’s on his mind.

We hope you will join us for this auspicious occasion of friends and pens, Wednesday and Thursday June 16th and 17th from 10:00 to 3:00