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Carry a pencil in your pocket? Try the Metal Shop Twist Bullet Pencil

The bullet pencil is the pocket-friendly way to add a pencil to your EDC. It's small, compact design allows it to be carried unobtrusively, as the design dates back to the 1900's. It's now been modernized and perfected, with cheap, overseas manufacturing a thing of the past. See why this Connecticut, USA-made pencil is a great add to an Intentional EDC.
everyday carry gear including a bullet pencil, pocket notebook, and flashlight

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Metal Shop Twist Bullet Pencil in Polished Aluminum, the MARATAC Titanium Nichia AA Flashlight, and the Write Notepads & Co. Pocket Notebook.
Here is the Metal Shop Twist Bullet Pencil in Polished Aluminum, the MARATAC Titanium Nichia AA Flashlight, and the Write Notepads & Co. Pocket Notebook.

Add your favorite pocket knife to our featured Everyday Carry pocket dump and you have a simple and effective Primary EDC. We’ve been recently exploring pencils as part of a Primary or Secondary EDC, and have our list of 10 Reasons to Carry a Pencil.

One of our favorite pencils is a modern take on the Bullet Pencil, the Twist. 100% made in America, Metal Shop’s take on a classic gives the pencil a new home in your pocket.

Let’s take a look.

Metal Shop Twist Bullet Pencil, Polished Aluminum

Metal Shop Twist Bullet Pencil, Polished Aluminum

Metal Shop has taken the vintage Bullet Pencil concept and created their own unique version, the Twist Bullet Pencil. The design allows the Twist to accommodate almost any pencil on the market and their thread system allows attachments such as a pen, eraser or cap. 

The Twist Bullet Pencil would make a great addition to anyone wanting to add a writing instrument to their Primary EDC. Everyday Carry has never been easier, especially for those who like a little taste of old school Americana.

Metal Shop Twist Bullet Pencil in Polished Aluminum, the MARATAC Titanium Nichia AA Flashlight, and the Write Notepads & Co. Pocket Notebook.

This particular model is made out of Polished Aluminum, weighing in at only 1.9 ounces. It’s also available in  Raw Aluminum, Copper (in both Raw and Polished), and Brass (in both Raw and Polished). 

MARATAC AA Nichia Flashlight, Titanium

Metal Shop Twist Bullet Pencil in Polished Aluminum, the MARATAC Titanium Nichia AA Flashlight, and the Write Notepads & Co. Pocket Notebook.

This MARATAC AA EDC Flashlight is machined out of 6AL4V Grade 5 titanium. At 45% lighter than steel, highly corrosion resistant and stronger than stainless steel, titanium is a great option to upgrade your everyday carry. This new version of the MARATAC AA flashlight comes with the new Nichia 219 emitter, giving a true color in natural light.

Why is the 4th Generation Nichia 219 emitter better? The Nichia emitter has an ultra-high 92 color rendering index in a neutral white tint of 4000k and it offers a very nice smooth beam. It gives you an amazing illuminated object color while still having three levels of brightness, low-medium-high, and a life span of up to 50,000 hours. The lens has been treated with an AR (anti-reflective) coating and boasts a much stronger clip that is much better over previous versions.

Metal Shop Twist Bullet Pencil in Polished Aluminum, the MARATAC Titanium Nichia AA Flashlight, and the Write Notepads & Co. Pocket Notebook.

You get 205 lumens in this workhorse light that runs off just (1) AA battery. It has a Nichia 219 emitter that lasts over 50,000 hours. It’s a great way to add a light to your EDC that doesn’t take up much room in your pocket.

Write Notepads & Co. Pocket Notebooks (3.75” x 5.5”)

Metal Shop Twist Bullet Pencil in Polished Aluminum, the MARATAC Titanium Nichia AA Flashlight, and the Write Notepads & Co. Pocket Notebook.

Where’s the wire? This is Write Notepad’s first generation of perfect bound EDC pocket notebooks that are 3.75” x 5.5”.

Metal Shop Twist Bullet Pencil in Polished Aluminum, the MARATAC Titanium Nichia AA Flashlight, and the Write Notepads & Co. Pocket Notebook.

To showcase their American-made pride, they’ve selected a careful palette of colors including a muted red, muted blue (shown here) and off-white. The cover of each notebook has a minimalist styling accentuated by a classic letterpress impression of “PROPERTY OF” and a line to make it yours.

Metal Shop Twist Bullet Pencil in Polished Aluminum and the Write Notepads & Co. Pocket Notebook.

On the inside, you have 64-pages of light grid 70# paper stock, which has been meticulously selected to perform best for most writing instruments, even if you happen to prefer a fountain pen.

When you combine these items, you have a solid start to a functional EDC. As a bonus, they are sure to be conversation starters and are suitable for a variety of settings.

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