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Aerospace precision.

Heirloom quality.

Every Modern Fuel pencil is carved out of a solid block of metal and contains no plastic parts. The pencil is an engineering marvel that fits together seamlessly. No two pencils are exactly alike and yours comes with its own unique serial number.

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  • 100 year warranty. We’ll fix or replace your pencil for any reason.

Over $500,000 raised on Kickstarter

Why are all the expensive pencils cheaply made?

As an Aerospace Engineer, Andrew used a mechanical pencil every day. But, he noticed that universally, mechanical pencils were cheap, disposable items. It bothered him that the tools to his trade were of such obviously poor quality.


After some research, he found that even expensive pencils were cheaply made and relied on stock plastic parts. If he wanted an heirloom-quality, entirely metal pencil, he’d have to make it himself.

How OUR PENCILS ARE MADE

STEP 1

Cut each piece out of a solid block of metal

First the cone and the body are cut out of a solid block of premium metal independently. This gives us the overall shape of the pencil and parts we can now work with.

STEP 2

Assemble the pencil

Once we have the cone and the body, we thread each of them to screw the solid pieces of premium metal together. The fit is already impressively snug, for most manufacturers this would be “good enough.” But, for Modern Fuel, we want to ensure the pencil is flawless.

STEP 3

FINISHING ON THE CNC SWISS LATHE

With the full pencil assembled, we run the piece through the lathe at an extremely high speed. This gives the metal a smooth finish and mates the cone and body so they appear as a single unit. This process results in a pencil that is completely unique. No cone will perfectly fit the body like the two mated together in the production process.

STEP 4

Finish the one-of-a-kind product

Finally, the pencil has its custom interior parts that fit the body perfectly added and tightened. Then, your unique pencil is hand-finished, inspected to exacting standards, and packaged up.

How OUR PENCILS ARE MADE

STEP 1

Cut each piece out of a solid block of metal

First the cone and the body are cut out of a solid block of premium metal independently. This gives us the overall shape of the pencil and parts we can now work with.

STEP 2

Assemble the pencil

Once we have the cone and the body, we thread each of them to screw the solid pieces of premium metal together. The fit is already impressively snug, for most manufacturers this would be “good enough.” But, for Modern Fuel, we want to ensure the pencil is flawless.

STEP 3

FINISHING ON THE CNC SWISS LATHE

With the full pencil assembled, we run the piece through the lathe at an extremely high speed. This gives the metal a smooth finish and mates the cone and body so they appear as a single unit. This process results in a pencil that is completely unique. No cone will perfectly fit the body like the two mated together in the production process.

STEP 4

Finish the one-of-a-kind product

Finally, the pencil has its custom interior parts that fit the body perfectly added and tightened. Then, your unique pencil is hand-finished, inspected to exacting standards, and packaged up.

A purpose for every part

MEET THE METALS

BRONZE

Luxury watch grade bronze

Bronze has long been used as a durable metal for ship fittings and diving equipment. We’re the only pencil out there that uses a solid piece of C52100 bronze, a high quality bronze often reserved for high-end luxury watches. Bronze has a significant weight to it, the user can truly feel the stable balance and all-metal construction. The bronze pencil will have a matte patina over time as it ages. Choose bronze if you’re looking for a softer metal that ages with character offers an antique feel.

COPPER

VINTAGE HEIRLOOM FEEL

Copper has a distinct look and feel that ages with character. Often used for high end home finishings like faucets. Copper is a softer metal that will embody its usage and patina over time. For the discerning user looking for a pencil with heft, copper is our heaviest pencil. Choose copper if you’re looking for a distinct metal with heft that ages with the user for a beautiful antique heirloom piece.

STAINLESS STEEL

SLEEK, LOW-MAINTENANCE ELEGANCE

Stainless steel is a hard metal with excellent resistance to corrosion. It is one of the most common metals used in luxury watches for a highly practical clean, sleek look. The pencil is heavy enough to feel the heft of quality, but not too heavy. It will not dull or patina over time, leaving you with the same pristine pencil for decades to come. Choose stainless steel if you want a moderately heavy pencil that will look as good as new in 50 years.

TITANIUM

Unparalleled strength

Titanium is as hard as steel and 45% lighter. Unaffected by fatigue, cracking, aging, or corrosion. Titanium is trusted for the toughest jobs on the planet, including use inside jet engines. The titanium pencil is the lightest pencil by far. Choose titanium if you want a light, nearly indestructible pencil that will withstand even the harshest conditions and still look brand new.

MEET THE METALS

BRONZE

Luxury watch grade bronze

Bronze has long been used as a durable metal for ship fittings and diving equipment. We’re the only pencil out there that uses a solid piece of C52100 bronze, a high quality bronze often reserved for high-end luxury watches. Bronze has a significant weight to it, the user can truly feel the stable balance and all-metal construction. The bronze pencil will have a matte patina over time as it ages. Choose bronze if you’re looking for a softer metal that ages with character offers an antique feel.

STAINLESS STEEL

SLEEK, LOW-MAINTENANCE ELEGANCE

Stainless steel is a hard metal with excellent resistance to corrosion. It is one of the most common metals used in luxury watches for a highly practical clean, sleek look. The pencil is heavy enough to feel the heft of quality, but not too heavy. It will not dull or patina over time, leaving you with the same pristine pencil for decades to come. Choose stainless steel if you want a moderately heavy pencil that will look as good as new in 50 years.

COPPER

VINTAGE HEIRLOOM FEEL

Copper has a distinct look and feel that ages with character. Often used for high end home finishings like faucets. Copper is a softer metal that will embody its usage and patina over time. For the discerning user looking for a pencil with heft, copper is our heaviest pencil. Choose copper if you’re looking for a distinct metal with heft that ages with the user for a beautiful antique heirloom piece.

TITANIUM

Unparalleled strength

Titanium is as hard as steel and 45% lighter. Unaffected by fatigue, cracking, aging, or corrosion. Titanium is trusted for the toughest jobs on the planet, including use inside jet engines. The titanium pencil is the lightest pencil by far. Choose titanium if you want a light, nearly indestructible pencil that will withstand even the harshest conditions and still look brand new.

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