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

Aurora Duo Cart returns in style

  Aurora Duo Cart We have some news regarding the popular Aurora Duo Cart that many of you will remember from a couple of years ago. Duo Cart was a vintage inspired fountain pen that was originally introduced by Aurora in the 1950s with a dual cartridge system and hooded nib. When we introduced Duo

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

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

Montegrappa Game of Thrones Final Season!

  Mongrappa releases Gift with Purchase for all Game of Thrones pens. With the eight and final season of HBO’s successful Game of Thrones series just around the corner (the season is scheduled to premiere in April 2019), Montegrappa will be running an exclusive Gift With Purchase promotion associated to our GoT open editions, namely the

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

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

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