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Mark Three

A Minimal and Durable Mechanical Pencil
Mark Three is a custom machined mechanical pencil with a ceramic based exterior coating for long lasting durability. It comes with 0.7 mm lead, but it’s easy to swap in a 0.5 mm lead advancer.
Want a 0.5 mm lead mechanism? Get it here.
Nothing in the way.
Mark Three has a seamless body, with a matte black or white finish, and the cap on the end is polished steel, either plain or coated in PVD copper. No logos or excessive ornamentation to be found here. We consider it a sibling to our Mark One retractable pen, and they will look great on a desk next to each other.
The tip and end of Mark Three with no seams.
Made to last a lifetime.
Mark Three is incredibly durable. It is made entirely out of metal, and coated with Cerakote, an extremely durable ceramic-polymer coating (technical specifications for Cerakote). It gives the pen a really nice, matte feel. The lead advancing mechanism is very easy to replace, should it ever fail. This pencil should last a lifetime.
The internal parts of the Mark Three showing their metal construction.
Hidden under the end cap.
What’s a pencil without an eraser? Mark Three includes a small one, which is hidden underneath the end cap. It is a standard size and replacements are easy to find when it wears down.
The five complex parts of the Mark One mechanism.


  • Dimensions: 130 mm long, 9.5 mm diameter. (5 in x 0.37 in)
  • Weight: 22 grams (0.73 oz)
  • Aluminum body, coated in Cerakote, matte finish.
  • Polished steel knock. In raw steel or coated with PVD copper color.
  • Cerakote coating, matte finish. See technical specifications for Cerakote.
  • Schmidt DSM 2005 lead advancing mechanism, 0.7 mm lead.
  • All other internal mechanism pieces are made of aluminum.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
JP Mora (Los Angeles, US)
Mark Three

Super comfortable hold and high quality build!

Valentin Farkasch (Vienna, AT)
My wife thought this was silly

I've owned and loved the Mark one for some time so backing the Mark three was a no brainer. When I told my wife how much I spend on a mechanical pencil she just asked: why would you do that?
Well now that I have been using it for a few months the answer is really simple. Because it's just incredibly fun to use. It feels so much better in the hand than off the shelf products. It's well balanced, looks good and pairs so well with the mark one.
So yeah I'd definitely recommend it to a friend.

David Bambek (Vaughan, CA)
Studio Neat Trifecta

The Mark Three is great to hold, feels and looks like a high quality product. My only complaint is that the cap comes off too easily.

The pencil is a great companion to my Mark One and Mark Two.

Robert Sharl (Croydon, GB)
Studio Neat does it again!

Well I’ve had the Mark Three for about a week now, and it’s already become my go-to for sketching quick ideas. It feels deliciously weighty in the hand, and the quality of materials is as good as it always is. Dan & Tom have, once again, delivered the good stuff, and made my drawing duties even more delightful :-D

Mike (Ashburn, US)
My Favorite Pencil

I really like this mechanical pencil, and the flexibility to switch mechanisms between 0.5mm and 0.7mm. It feels fantastic to hold - good enough I can forgive that it will roll off my desk if I’m not careful with how I put it down.