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Modern Fuel "Lifetime" Mechanical Pencils

Modern Fuel "Lifetime" Mechanical Pencils

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Massdrop is pleased to bring you the first release of these mechanical pencils after Andrew Sanderson's wildly successful Kickstarter campaign raised 34 times his initial goal. A mechanical designer based in Austin, Texas, Sanderson was driven to create a mechanical pencil with an intriguing design that didn't reveal its components and function at first glance. Because the aluminum and brass barrels are machined to exacting specifications from a solid piece of metal, each piece blends into the next almost seamlessly and the finished product is incredibly durable. In fact, Andrew is so confident in his work that he guarantees each pencil for life: "If there is any issue...send them back to me and I will fix your pencil or make you a new one. No questions asked."

Note: Every pencil comes with 1 pocket clip, 1 pack of erasers (5 pcs), 1 pack of stylus tips (3 pcs), and 1 pack of 0.5mm lead (12 pcs). At check-out, you can select Aluminum or Brass (+ $5). Andrew has designed gift boxes that are currently in production, please check back for photos.

Modern Fuel "Lifetime" Mechanical Pencils
Modern Fuel "Lifetime" Mechanical Pencils


Sanderson noticed that he was going through packs of 'disposable' mechanical pencils at work, and also saw that many pens - but very few pencils - had been launched on Kickstarter. So he set out to solve the problem of building the complex inner workings of a mechanical pencil in a metal body that was attractive, comfortable, and affordable. To achieve this, Sanderson setup manufacturing to use standard drill sizes, making the process simple and scalable. Despite the absence of a protruding lead sleeve, the tapered tip does a good job of protecting the lead, which was not easily broken under normal use, and even some harder pressure.

Modern Fuel "Lifetime" Mechanical Pencils
Modern Fuel "Lifetime" Mechanical Pencils




Aluminum Pencil

  • Length: 5.7 in (14.5 cm)
  • Diameter: 0.4 in (0.95 cm)
  • Weight: 0.6 oz (18.8 g)
  • Lead: 0.5mm

Brass Pencil

  • Length: 145mm (5.7 inch)
  • Diameter: 9.5mm (.375 inch)
  • Weight: 55.7g (1.9 oz)
  • Lead: 0.5mm


  • Gift Box (not pictured)
  • 1 pocket clip
  • 3 stylus tips (not pictured)
  • 5 erasers
  • 12 lead refills


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Apr 17, 2015 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.