Kenro Industries Home of the Kenro Group Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:55:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kenro Industries 32 32 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!

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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

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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

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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

Esterbrook Estie Aqua Thu, 27 May 2021 02:58:30 +0000

Esterbrook Estie Aqua spring release

We are pleased to introduce our newest Esterbrook special edition, the Esterbrook Estie Aqua. 

As Richard Esterbrook was setting up shop in the 1850’s in Camden, New Jersey, perhaps the greatest book about the sea ever written was in its first printing: Moby Dick. And while there is nothing in the records to show that Herman Melville had an Esterbrook pen when he was writing his tale, thousands of books about the ocean have been written before and since, so surely some of them must have been penned with an Esterbrook. The Aqua Estie is a new daily writer to celebrate iconic writers, like Melville, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway and even William Shakespeare, all of whom put pen to paper to dispel the mysteries of the oceans. 

The spirit of the sea has been described by these and so many other writers, in song, soliloquy, fiction, memoirs, odes and asides for as long as there have been these words: vast, tranquil, placid, peaceful, ethereal, and dazzling for a start. These boundless and infinite expanses conjure up as many feelings and images as there are words for them: crystal clear waters in every shade of blue surrounding majestic islands, the smell and taste of a salty, briny ocean, the sparkling caps of undulating waves, lazy days spent seeking shimmering shells and building monumental sandcastles and the waning light of the sun as it sets over the water in a symphony of color.  

The Estie Aqua embodies all these words and experiences in a writing instrument. Its acrylic captures the mother of pearl luminosity of shells and the technicolor hue of deep, aqua waters. It is available as a Standard or Oversized gold-trimmed fountain pen with standard Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad or 1.1 Stub nibs and available with the “Journaler” for $50 additionally or “Scribe” nib for $60 additionally. The Estie Aqua is also available as a rollerball or ballpoint pen. 

The Estie Aqua pens are available in limited quantities, which will disappear as swiftly as the tide. 

“There’s magic in the water that draws all [people] away from the lands, that leads them over hills, down creeks and streams and rivers to the sea. -Herman Melville 

Available in EF, F, M, B, 1.1 Stub, Journaler & Scribe

Aqua Fountain Pen model: EAQ716 – $195

Aqua Oversized Fountain Pen model: EAQ706 – $250

Aqua Rollerball Pen model: EAQ717 – $185

Aqua Ballpoint Pen model: EAQ719

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Atlas in store take over! Fri, 21 May 2021 14:45:35 +0000
Atlas Stationers, Inc – Downtown Chicago

Join us May, 27th & 28th 2021 in store for a full takeover. We will be featuring all our brands including Montegrappa, Aurora, Esterbrook, Otto Hutt, ystudio & Pininfarina.

Atlas Stationers

227 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60606
Toll Free: 1-866-892-4515

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Scribe nib for Esterbrook Thu, 20 May 2021 14:18:45 +0000

As we continue to tell the Esterbrook story, we are focused on the company’s tradition of specialized nibs. The Esterbrook Custom Nib Program is our way to highlight exceptional American nibmeisters and we’ve asked some of the most prominent and exceptional nibmeistersin our community to create nibs that are destined to become a part of Esterbrook’s storied legacy. 

We are pleased to announce the second edition in our series, The Scribe Nib, crafted by New York based nibmeister Josh Lax.  

Josh Lax

The Scribe is Josh’s take on an architect nib. Historically, this nib has been bespoke: cut for an individual, their writing style and how they hold the pen. To create this nib for a wider audience, Josh was given the task of cutting these nibs in masse, keeping the integrity of an architect, while avoiding any catch on the top or bottom as one writes with it. Aside from the challenge of the mechanics of the grind, Josh also aimed to bring a new aesthetic to his nib, taking inspiration from the Near East, rather than the more common architect nibs based on European and Far Eastern styles of writing.  

In the depths of the Scriptorium, or writing place, the Scribe was employed to keep track of it all. Most of what we know about the history of this part of the world is because of them. Writing in Aramaic, the scribes were drafting with characters that had spiritual meaning.  

And while they were often writing and copying the mundane, they were also responsible for religious and political manuscripts and for catering to the needs of the sultans as court calligraphers. Tughras, the signature of the sultans, were designed and executed by the scribes, each a complex commission. It is in these seals that we see the curves, movement and arching flourishes the scribes were so adept at. 

The Process

The Scribe Nib is meant to capture these same elements and rhythms for the modern writer. It is a very specific nib that Josh has managed to make usable for everyone. It gives the writer the flexibility of fine downstrokes and broad horizontal strokes and can also be used in reverse for additional variation. Whether you are looking to add more flair to your writing style, are looking for an architect without the need for a personal grind or want to expand your calligraphy skills this is an excellent addition to your collection or as a gift for someone to treasure in theirs. 

The Experience

Thank you to Deniz @science.notes on Instagram

The Scribe nib option retails for $60 on a new Esterbrook Estie and is not sold separately.

To read more about Josh Lax see the article on Story Tellers at Esterbrook

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Esterbook Estie Ballpoint Debut Mon, 08 Feb 2021 19:56:54 +0000

Esterbook Estie Ballpoint Debut

The Esterbrook Estie was our first offering when we resurrected the Esterbrook Pen Company, and it was a true labor of love for us. We spent many months developing it with exacting detail and beautiful materials. The result exceeded our expectations, and it seems that you too, have fallen in love with it. Two years later, it’s our pleasure to see the Estie in every corner of the world being used as a daily writer and as a part of your pen collections.

Because of the enthusiasm for the Estie we have many iterations of this now beloved fountain pen in the works. Limited Editions will continue to make their way to the marketplace in 2021. While you’ll have to wait to see what we have up our sleeves on that front, we are very excited to launch the newest model of the Esterbrook Estie, the Estie Ballpoint.

The world’s most popular writing instrument, the ballpoint pen, is getting the Estie Esterbrook treatment. All of the same attention to detail and special materials have been used in the creation of the Estie Ballpoint. Available in either gold or rhodium trim, the Estie Ballpoint will first be made available in fan favorites: Honeycomb, Tortoise, Black and Cobalt and we look forward to introducing the Estie Ballpoint in Limited Edition finishes in the future.

The ballpoint pen is a true classic and it’s our hope that your passion for the Estie will make the Estie Ballpoint one, too.

See the full lineup HERE

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Montegrappa makes the Swagger Valentines Gift Guide 2021 Wed, 03 Feb 2021 20:34:34 +0000

Montegrappa makes the Swagger Valentines Gift Guide 2021


From the work of craftsmen in Italy comes a pen that makes a statement whether at home, the office or when you’re on the go. The Cityscape by Montegrappa is a writing instrument that celebrates the colors and sleekness of the world’s most loved metropolises. Think skyscrapers, bright lights and nights on the town. Put yourself at the heart of places known to you and those that you dream of. All with a stroke of a pen.

Cityscape features a unique made in Italy material that is handcrafted from over 100 years experience in pen making. Each pen is finished in brushed gold plating and like high end watches, the Montegrappa symbol at the crown is layered in sapphire crystal.


See the article HERE

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Kenro Industries is pleased to announce our representation of Otto Hutt writing instruments Fri, 15 Jan 2021 21:17:38 +0000

Kenro Industries is pleased to announce our representation of Otto Hutt writing instruments


 Kenro has been built on a foundation of love for fine writing instruments and those who use them. For twenty-five years we’ve been inking fountain pens and sharing them with the pen community and our retail partners across the globe. With the majority of our portfolio focusing on Italian brands and our in-house brand, Esterbrook Pen Company, our partnership with Otto Hutt marks a departure for our company as our first German partner.  In recognition of Otto Hutt’s manufacturing expertise, rich history, technological innovations and exemplary design, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to help steward them in the marketplace. 

 Founded in the celebrated city of Pforzheim, Germany in 1920, Otto Hutt combines a century of family traditions in manufacturing jewelry, watches and other fine metal consumer goods with a focus on quality, innovative design and exceptional customer service. With an in-house design studio holding space for both innovation and traditional craftsmanship, they continually aim to surpass the high standards they have set for themselves and their products.  

 Following in the company’s long history of taking inspiration from the Bauhaus art movement, each of Otto Hutt’s designs is straightforward, clean and functional. They are particularly known for their pen’s innovative clip and ultra-smooth nibs. While their writing instruments are the result of creativity and advances in the jewelry and metalworking space, they adhere to their Bauhaus roots and their motto, “Form follows function”. No effort is spared with regards to detail, materials or thoughtful mechanisms and because of this every Otto Hutt pen is as beautiful as it is useful. 

 Otto Hutt’s writing instruments also celebrate their German heritage, specifically the high standards of jewelry production that comes from the Black Forest where they are located. The “Made in Germany” attribution that accompanies each of their pens is achieved having met an extensive range of requirements. This includes constant control over the meticulous process that each of their writing instruments goes through before being engraved with its individual numeric code, signifying that is a unique, one-of-a-kind piece. 

 We look forward to sharing Otto Hutt’s history and future with our retail partners and writing community for many years to come. We have great enthusiasm for the people and product of Otto Hutt and are so excited to welcome them to the Kenro Industries family. 

See the full line HERE




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