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Aluminum Mechanical Pencil

Aluminum Mechanical Pencil

5 customer reviews
4.40 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings


23 in stock (can be backordered)



A sleek, solid aluminum, American-made mechanical pencil that will last you a lifetime.

The mechanical pencil has become a throw-away item.  They’re used by architects, designers, engineers and artists in studios all over the world, but they’re generally not items that you want to pull out of your pocket to show off.  The Modern Fuel Mechanical Pencil is here to change that and has has been awarded a CORE77 consumer products design award for its efforts.

This 0.5mm mechanical pencil is machined from one solid piece of aluminum, making it incredibly strong and durable.  So durable in fact, that we’re confident it will last you a lifetime.  If you ever have an issue with the pencil(s) you buy, we welcome you to send them back to us, and we’ll either fix your pencil or make you a new one.

The pencil is machined from a solid ⅜” aluminum 6061 rod. This is the same metal used for aircraft fuselages and wings, so it is extremely lightweight yet incredibly durable. The weight of the pencil is perfectly balanced from end to end.

The Modern Fuel Mechanical Pencil has been designed to become part of you — an heirloom to pass on to the next generation of makers and doers.

We hope you enjoy using it as much as we enjoyed making it.


We were determined to design a mechanical pencil that would be a testament to U.S. design and manufacturing, reduce waste and not break the bank.  Having a single mechanical pencil that replaces the endless packs of plastic sitting in landfills and floating in our oceans can only be a good thing.

In our design we have removed all of the lines, grips and knurled perforations typical of traditional mechanical pencil designs.  This sleek design allows each pencil to be a blank canvas for its owner, to become worn in different ways over time and eventually take on the character of its user.

Each pencil is hand-finished to blend out the seams and give it the appearance of one solid piece of metal, and a brushed surface finish is applied to keep it from slipping through your fingers.   





Additional information

Each pencil comes with:

1 Removable clip
5 additional erasers
1 pack of .5mm lead (12 sticks)
1 Cork case


145mm (5.7 inch)


9.5mm (.375 inch)


18.8g (.66 oz)



5 reviews for Aluminum Mechanical Pencil

  1. Rated 2 out of 5


    Not worth it. Looks a little cool

    • MFD Support

      Thanks for your comment Biruk!

      -the MFD team

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel Q. S.

    Superb pencil, I appreciate so much the amount of attention and precision put into the making of this product. Can’t wait for 2.0 to ship!

    • MFD Support

      Hi Daniel,

      Thanks for your comment! We’re hard at work preparing 2.0 stock and are glad to hear you’re looking forward to the latest version. Happy holidays!

      -the MFD team

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alfonso R.G.

    Man I love mechanical pencils,and I would love to buy it but 70 seems to expensive wish it was at 50 at least haha anyway looks amazing , good work guys !

    • MFD Support

      Hi Alfonso,

      Thanks for your comment! We appreciate your kind words about our products.

      -the MFD team

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    I like the pencil!! Looking to order one soon, well worth the money!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    AJ Burba

    Absolute love this pencil! Being an engineer student you are always told to get these $30 drafting pencils that usually only last about a year before it breaks or you loose it. I am proud to say that this pencil has lasted me for 3 semesters now and it still going strong. It recently rolled off the table and the tip got a little messed up but a little sandpaper fixed that. I would love to get a v2.0 but sadly i missed the kickstarter and its probably going to be out of my price range for a while :(. But in short this pencil has been the best buy I have done in a while!

    • MFD Support

      Hello AJ,

      Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback! We’re glad to hear you are enjoying your pencil. Just so you know, if you look for us over on Indiegogo you can still place a pre-order for version 2.0, at a discount from what will be the retail price. But hurry – pre-orders will be closing soon! 😉

      -the MFD team

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Care instructions

Here you will find all of the information you need to keep your pencil in tip-top condition.

After some use, your brass pencils will have a nice patina on them. If you prefer the shiny new look, I have a nifty trick for getting it back to its original shiny state.  Simply soak a paper towel in vinegar, and then wrap the pencil in the towel for a few minutes, hey presto — shiny and new!  If you don’t have vinegar, or don’t like the smell of fish & chips, you can also use lemon juice.

Use the Scotch Brite pad that came with your pencil to refinish the outside of your brass or aluminum pencils as you see fit. These are great for buffing out any scratches you’ve collected along the way.  Simply wrap the pad around the pencil with some pressure and twist the pencil to begin buffing.

Damaged pencil tip: please watch the first video below to see how to repair a damaged pencil tip


Pencil clip: please watch the second video below to see how to fit the clip

Having an issue that we haven’t addressed here? No problem. The Modern Fuel Mechanical Pencil comes with a lifetime guarantee. Simply  get in touch, tell us about the issue you’re having and we’ll either fix it for you or replace your pencil with a new one.

Shipping Information

We normally ship non-customized pencil orders within 3 business days of your order being placed.

If you are ordering a custom-engraved pencil, your order should be shipped within 7-9 business days of your order being placed.


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