Some of us are really fond of pens, especially fountain pens. I, also, like pencils. I have several mechanical pencils, some vintage, some new. Go here to read about a special pencil that has a lot of fans. Here's a link to see some of my pens and pencils. What got me started on this topic, well, the article about the pencil on BoingBoing and reading A year of Letters blog this morning. Check it out here.