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What is your favorite writing utensil? Why?

Asked by Finley (833points) January 6th, 2011

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

It is a pen made of sycamore wood.A friend who is a woodturner made it for me.:)

ezamine's avatar

My purple Atlantic pen. My friend gave it to me three days before she died.

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Vortico's avatar

Dark, dark ink in a 0.5mm ballpoint pin. I like the Uni-ball Vision series, though I’m sure there are more options.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

The super skinny sharpies. They just make me want to write on everything with them.

lillycoyote's avatar

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.

gailcalled's avatar

My stylus, a wooden mallet, and a stone tablet.

Second choice would be a quill pen (sorry, Marwyn) and a nice parchment scroll. Ink from oak gall.

iLove's avatar

In my early editions of my writing, I chose various colors of gel ink pens. Then I strictly used black rollerball pens.

Now I have gone strictly mechanical pencil and laptop.

Coloma's avatar

I like to doodle and draw so I prefer a fine tip sharpie type pen. For my little inky musings.

Austinlad's avatar

A computer is my tool not only for writing, but also for brainstorming what I want to write. I learned to type when I was 10 and used a typewriter in all my jobs until computers came in.

blueiiznh's avatar

caligraphy pens do it for me. I can’t resist all the scrolls and lines and final look.

mrlaconic's avatar

I rarely use but love the way a pencil feels in the hands and the sound it makes when you write on the paper.

etignotasanimum's avatar

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

WestRiverrat's avatar

My favorite is the quill pens I make for my journal entries when we are doing the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery reenactments.

AmWiser's avatar

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.

mcsnazzy's avatar

cheetah spotted mechanical pencil

bea2345's avatar

HB Staaedtler.

WestRiverrat's avatar

1970s vintage Parker 180 Fountain Pen.

bea2345's avatar

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.

psyonicpanda's avatar

Unicorn blood, obvious reasons.

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