You will need a new BIC mechanical pencil, a pair of needle nosed pliers, wire cutters or old scissors, and a couple rubber bands. Proceed by taking the pencil apart, and cut the container of the lead so you can take it out the back. Now it will be in two pieces. Cut off the extra plastic. Cut off the smallest plastic tip of the outer most shell. Make two notches on the eraser side of the pencil for the rubber band to sit in. Wrap one rubber band around just below the eraser of the pencil as a cushion. Then place the second rubber band in the notches and wrap it around the pocket clip. Finally you're ready for WAR!