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Where Rugged Vintage Style Meets Modern Design. Proudly Made in America.

Bullet Pencil

Bullet Pencil


Not sure what a bullet pencil is?  Learn more here: http://bit.ly/bulletpencilhistory

Note:  We ship internationally.  If a particular country is not offered at checkout, please contact us for shipping information.

Our take on vintage Americana. Bullet pencils were common promotional items given by a wide range of companies in the mid 1900's. Today these vintage pencils are sought after by collectors.

We've placed a Modern "Twist" on the vintage bullet pencil.  Machined from 6061 aluminum and offered with either a brass or aluminum bullet tip, our version adds a series of threads to all the components. These threads replace the traditional friction fit of vintage bullet pencils allowing The Twist to accommodate almost any pencil on the market today. The thread system also allows us to offer attachment pieces like a pen or pocket clip and cap system.

Each Twist is anodized and comes with three Blackwing Palomino 602 pencil nubs and 2 pink erasers (white erasers available, please comment in order notes for white erasers).

Now you can choose one of two finish options for your bullet portion of the Twist.  Choose either a polished aluminum or brass or our stone tumbled finish for a more matte "rugged" look. 

Check our Instagram (metalshopct) for lots of great customer Twist photos.

Tips, Tricks and Twist Hacks…and a few videos too!

One word of caution. The bullet design is such that at certain points in the metal it is very thin. It should not be an issue once the pencil is properly inserted but please use caution when putting the pencil into a tight pocket (like a back pocket in particular).

All Twist are delivered with one pencil nub loaded and two extra nubs. You will see that the non-sharpened, or insertion end, has been twisted in a pencil sharpener to create a taper.   This taper allows thicker pencils, like the Blackwing 602 to insert easily into the bullet.  This is only needed if you have a hard time getting a nub into the bullet (typically with thicker pencils, you will know right away if this is needed).  In addition to creating the taper, we use an small knife to scrape the paint of the edges of the nubs.  This allows for the pencil nub to easily twist all the way into the bullet.  Your extra pencil nubs are shipped pre-scraped and ready to go.  When adding your own nubs, follow this method if twisting becomes difficult.  PLEASE make sure you twist the nubs all the way into the bullet until they cannot be twisted any further.