FORBES: Montegrappa Partners With Artist Timothy John To Fight Parkinson’s Disease

  FORBES reviews the Montegrappa LE Queen Pen! In addition to its reputation for making exquisite products, Italian pen maker Montegrappa is also known for its giving heart, having produced a number of products with a philanthropic purpose over the years. The company’s most recent example of its altruistic work is the Tulip for Team Fox

Aurora Duo Cart returns in style – by The Well-Appointed Desk

  Aurora Duo Cart The Aurora Duo-Cart in “Vespa” Green (okay, they just call it green but really it’s vintage Vespa green if you want to get specific, its early 50s All-State VBB green. But, let’s not be that scooter nerdy, shall we?) Suffice it to say, that when I saw the new Aurora Duo-Cart colors,

FORBES reviews the Montegrappa LE Queen Pen!

  FORBES reviews the Montegrappa LE Queen Pen! So I’ve seen it twice: once at my local movie theater and once on a plane with my headphones. I strongly recommend the headphones. Bohemian Rhapsody is, in my opinion, amazing, and the four Oscars earned by this biopic about the British rock band Queen are well deserved.

Aurora Cento! A Celebration for the Ages!

  Aurora Cento! A Celebration for the Ages! Cento! Last week, Joel, Bryan and our guest, Dan Smith traveled to Torino to celebrate Aurora’s 100 Years of pen making. We arrived in Italy Tuesday morning and spent two days reviewing new products, touring the factory and spending time with our friend’s at Aurora. We had

ITALY Factory Tour with Michael Rubinstein

  Factory Tours of ITALY Join us for a virtual pen tour, as Kenro visits Italy’s most important pen factories. Kenro has partnered with the talented photographer Michael Rubenstein for a special photo tour in Italy. Follow us, as we navigates our way through Torino, Bassano del Grappa and Venice, all while capturing the beauty

AP NEWS: Analog and then some: the allure of the fountain pen

   The allure of the fountain pen In an age of screens and keyboarding, when kids hardly learn cursive anymore, fountain pens — along with their old-timey accoutrements like blotters, bottled ink and fancy nibs — are making a comeback. There are jazzy new colors and styles, and an array of affordable options… Read the

Montegrappa Mini Mule price reduction

  Montegrappa Mini Mule price reduction The new lower prices are below: Fountain Pen Mini Copper Mule Fountain Pen – Model ISFSH_CU – $295 Available in F, M or B nib sizes Rollerball Mini Copper Mule Rollerball Pen – Model ISFSHRCU – $275 Ballpoint Mini Copper Mule Ballpoint Pen – Model ISFSHBCU – $250   See

iW Magazine features the Montegrappa Moonlanding Pen

  Montegrappa Moonlanding Pen gets a write up in iW Magazine Shaped like the Saturn V rocket that propelled Apollo 11’s crew to the moon, the new writing instrument uses visual references to show lineage with one of modern history’s most momentous achievements. The new pen is an executive toy par excellence. It allows the

Loclen Electa

  Loclen Electa This may be the first time you are viewing  the Loclen Electa, with its unique  industrial design and metal finishing. Well, it is something new and exciting for Kenro as well. We were fortunate to meet their designer and owner, Carlo Vazzoler at the Paperworld Show in Frankfurt this past January. Carlo

Esterbrook Blueberry picked from the shelves!

  The Blueberry Estie arrived! Are you aware that its Blueberry season? That’s right! The Blueberry Estie arrived this week and they were quickly plucked from the shelves. The unique blue and white blended fountain pens are limited to a total of 600 pieces and are now sold out. What was an initial concern for

Gentleman Stationer reviews the 2019 Arkansas Pen Show

  The Arkansas Pen Show 2019 My whirlwind U.S. Pen Show spring tour is almost at a close, with the Atlanta Pen Show up next for the first weekend of April, and then a long break until D.C. in August. This past weekend I was on the road again, to Little Rock Read the full

Gentleman Stationer reviews the 2019 BWI Pen Show

The Baltimore/Washington International Pen Show 2019 You often hear people saying: “It was good, but it could have been great” when discussing a recent pen show (or any other large public event, for that matter). What’s less common is attending a pen show that should have been “good,” or maybe even “meh,” but turned out

A Well-Appointed Phaeton Review

A Well-Appointed Review of the Phaeton In writing, I wasn’t sure I was going to like the Phaeton because I don’t usually write with medium nib pens but the Phaeton has a crisp, almost italic-like grind on the nib making it a pleasant writing experience. I find most medium nib pens to be rather flat

Esterbrook and the Civil Rights Act

Esterbrook – The Civil Rights Act “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” – Martin Luther A pen, a simple pen, can be the most powerful tool known to humanity. A pen can be used to decide the fate of many. It can influence the history of entire nations.

Brett Harmon Reacquainted with Uboat

An in depth look at the new Uboat Capsoil Having owned a U-Boat piece, it was nice to have the opportunity to go hands-on with one of their newest designs, the U-Boat Capsoil SS. First off, lets get a little background on the brand. When I first came across U-Boat, it was on Instagram roughly

The most valuable thing.

A beautiful expression from Catharine  Misook “The most valuable thing we can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of room, not try to be or do anything whatever.” -May Sarton We had a tornado watch, lightning strike downs and a wintery mix all within the

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