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    Default Machined Metal Mechanical Pencils - what's out there?

    I have a Ti Click EDC and a Karas Kustoms Bolt coming in the mail, both in copper.

    I'd like to get a machined metal pencil to go with them. I have found the Modern Fuel Pencil - it's a bit pricey, but I really like the looks of it.

    Tactile Turn shows some on their site, but they're all sold out. They told me they might have some more by the end of the year. Anyone tried those?

    What else is out there, in this range?

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    Tactile Turn - And what do you feel from the titanium case, it must be very comfortable to hold in your hand?

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    Default Re: Machined Metal Mechanical Pencils - what's out there?

    Zebra M701?
    100% stainless steel, the finger grip area is knurled. I think mine uses 0.5mm lead.

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    Default Re: Machined Metal Mechanical Pencils - what's out there?

    Have you looked at Spoke pencils?
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    Default Re: Machined Metal Mechanical Pencils - what's out there?

    There are some wonderful white dot Sheaffer pencils floating about. Their mechanism is exquisite; it really is fine machinery. Teri at Peyton Street Pens may have some... give her a call, or check out her website.
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    Default Re: Machined Metal Mechanical Pencils - what's out there?

    Never held them in my hand but they look amazing!

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    FWIW, Autopoint made some metal barreled pencils, thereby reducing the primary part of their pencils that showed wear. Apparently ordered by various aluminum and other metal manufacturers/sellers, they are very hard to find - but extremely durable writing instruments. You know what they say about Autopoint pencils - the most rare Autopoint pencil is one that doesn't work (the entire mechanism is contained in the very tip, and thus you'd almost have to weld it shut to make it stop working).
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    Default Re: Machined Metal Mechanical Pencils - what's out there?

    I believe Karas Kustoms is running a Kickstarter to make their first mechanical pencil.
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    Default Re: Machined Metal Mechanical Pencils - what's out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Autopoint View Post
    FWIW, Autopoint made some metal barreled pencils, thereby reducing the primary part of their pencils that showed wear. Apparently ordered by various aluminum and other metal manufacturers/sellers, they are very hard to find - but extremely durable writing instruments. You know what they say about Autopoint pencils - the most rare Autopoint pencil is one that doesn't work (the entire mechanism is contained in the very tip, and thus you'd almost have to weld it shut to make it stop working).
    - - - Jim
    Can you share a link to a detailed description of this pencil? - Very interesting to know more!

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    AP 4 metal pencils.jpg

    Above is a very quick picture of 4 metal barreled Autopoint mechanical pencils. The top 3 are substantially identical, having identical pocket clips, round steel barrels, grooved eraser caps, and black fingertip sections. Of course, the 3rd pencil from the top has gold tone trim on the eraser cap and pocket clip. The bottom metal barreled Autopoint pencil is a bit later in time, and has a likely aluminum barrel with 8 flats or "panels", a plastic wrapped metal ferrule that holds the eraser, and an open (visible) eraser. FWIW, the top 2 pencils are "paint imprinted" on the barrels. The top pencil appears to be imprinted with a person's name, and the 2nd pencil is imprinted "Sharon Steel Products". The 3rd pencil has no imprint, and the final pencil is imprinted on the plastic wrapped around the eraser holder "Alcoa Aluminum". Hope this helps a bit.
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