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.
PRODUCT DESIGN PROCESS & CONSIDERATIONS
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.