I am a bit of a pen and pencil fetishist so I don’t really have a favorite. I have an entire museum, if you will, of pens and pencils, and it is whatever suits my mood at the time that is my favorite, though I tend to favor smooth writing, cheap gel ink pens over high end pens.
Any ballpoint pen that has black ink that flows well but doesn’t smear. It needs to have a good grip type area, and have some weight to it so it balances well in my hand.
The most favorite pen I ever had came from a Navy recruitment table in my high school. I used it for months and then lost it. I was so sad. :P
My daughter bought me The Inkless Metal Pen for my birthday last year. It has become my favorite. This pen is awesome but expensive.
The Inkless Metal Pen features a special metal alloy tip. As you write, tiny amounts of this metal are deposited onto the page. The silvery markings may resemble pencil, but they are permanent and completely smudge-proof.
Because it doesn’t require sharpening or refills, the Inkless Metal Pen is an amazing gift for artists or doodlers. Its “ink” is solid, so it will never leak, and it can be used upside down or under extreme conditions.
The Inkless Metal Pen works on most any writing surface and features an anodized aluminum (rust-proof) barrel.
Well, @Finley – what is your favourite utensil for writing? For those interested in words, when I was a child a “utensil” meant a bowl or basin, usually made of enamel and almost always white, used for night time urination. Many houses outside the capital region had no indoor plumbing. My great-aunt, Mammy Joe, had a wooden commode, an item that we children greatly admired.