My first 'proper' pencil still sits on my desk. It is my first technical drawing pencil which I got after college, I suppose that was when I warranted a bit better piece of kit than a 5p HB from the newsagents! I'm guessing it's getting on for 25 - 30 yrs old and it's still a lovely, comfortable old thing to use.
I also can't resist pencil nic nacs and one of my favourite pencil cases is this plastic pre formed pencil which is also a bit of a vintage thing these days. It was from Habitat back in the early 80's and a bit of a style icon of its time.
Even today when I use computers all the time (using a graphic pen) and when I'm not doing that I'm stitching things, I still can't get away from pencils as they even come in little button forms.
In tribute to the humble pencil I have started some prototype textile brooch pencils, the green being felt and the red a knitted one with felt for the pointed bit.
International Pencil day falls at the end of March (30th) and marks the day the pencil was patented.