I use pens in my office, but at home I use pencils for most things (some of you may remember my tribute to an old friend).
I still haven't found a good pencil sharpener, either (the new X-Acto one we got is a POS).
So I was glad to learn of Mr. David Rees. This former political cartoonist quit his job to pursue a lifelong dream of being a professional pencil sharpener. I am not joking.
Now, I can't afford $17 for a hand sharpened pencil, but I have to respect someone for finding a career that hadn't existed before him.
Here's his site. Check it out. Even if you don't buy a pencil, it's worth the entertainment.
(Disclaimer- I don't know Mr. Rees at all, nor was I paid to put this up. But I do like his idea.)