Introducing the Spoke Model 6 mechanical pencil in our 'Proto Aluminum' colorway. 'Proto Aluminum' is simply unfinished bare aluminum... it's how all of our initial prototypes look before we have them finished with the anodize process. While these pencils aren't prototypes, we decided to call it 'proto aluminum' to convey that these are bare aluminum parts without a finish. Bare aluminum is a relatively soft metal, so the pencil will likely scratch and scuff up over time to give it a cool industrial/used look... if that's your vibe, this pencil is for you!
Why Model 6? There are 3 new items on the model 6...
1) We're offering knurled grips for the first time. The knurling is very fine, and provides the extra bit of grip some people like.
2) We're making the grips in two new diameters. The 8.6mm diameter grip fits between the two sizes currently offered on the model 4, and the 10mm diameter grip is our largest offering yet.
3) The upper barrel diameter is a bit larger (11mm on the 6 versus 10mm on the model 4) to allow us to use an internal aluminum sleeve that is visible through the Spoke signature slots in addition to a back nock collar. The full pencil barrel goes from two machined pieces on the model 4 to four machined pieces on the model 6. Ultimately, this will allow us to provide much more variety of color configurations.
Powered by the classic Pentel P20# /Ain Stein mechanical pencil mechanism, the pencil features a 4mm fixed sleeve tip and eraser under the back cap. The mechanism is easily replaceable in the event of accidental damage.
Weight: with 8.6mm grip 0.63oz / 18g, with 10mm grip 0.66oz / 19g
Length: 5.6 inch / 142mm
Grip: Fine Knurled 0.34" / 8.6mm diameter or 0.39" / 10mm diameter
Barrel Diameter: 0.43" / 11mm