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A Mechanical Pencil that will Last a Lifetime

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A Mechanical Pencil that will Last a Lifetime

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After an incredible Kickstarter campaign we are now selling the Modern Fuel Mechanical Pencil in our shop.

We are excited to announce the Modern Fuel mechanical pencil was awarded a CORE77 consumer products design award.

I have always been obsessed with taking things apart to figure out how they work. So, because I use a mechanical pencil everyday at work, I wanted to design one that didn’t reveal how it was put together or the different parts it was made of at first sight. With this design, you really have to investigate to find where the pencil breaks apart, the different pieces it is made of and how the parts are held together.  This to me as a designer is as intriguing as the pencil itself.

The project started when I noticed I was using packs and packs of mechanical pencils at work as disposable items. I set out to design a mechanical pencil that would reduce the waste, be a testament to U.S. manufacturing and design, and not break the bank. Having a single mechanical pencil that replaces the endless packs of plastic that end up sitting it landfills and floating in our oceans has to be a good thing.

Machining the pencil from one solid piece of metal means that it is incredibly strong and durable.  So durable that I am confident that it will last you a lifetime, and every pencil comes with a lifetime guarantee.

The complex and intricate inner workings of a mechanical pencil are difficult and expensive to manufacture, which is why the majority of them are made from plastic. Our design uses standard drill sizes and standard stock material to reduce manufacturing costs and has been precisely engineered to be replicated at large numbers while maintaining an extremely high level of quality and a sleek design.

 

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SPECIFICATIONS:
Aluminum Pencil:
Length: 145mm (5.7 inch)
Diameter: 9.5mm (.375 inch)
Weight: 18.8g (.66 oz)
Lead: 0.5mm
Brass Pencil:
Length: 145mm (5.7 inch)
Diameter: 9.5mm (.375 inch)
Weight: 55.7g (1.9 oz)
Lead: 0.5mm
Date:
12th November 2015