Rounded writing utensils may be the convention, but what's the harm in giving something like Moleskine rectangular pencils a go? Most people hold a pen with three or four fingers, which makes a more simplified cross-section such as this all the more natural to grasp.
Along with the unusual form comes a subtle benefit the scribblers' consequent flatness. Better suited to lie amidst stacks of paper, these quirky black lead sticks come with specially designed ABS caps with lacquered steel clips which allow your graphite gadgets to masquerade as ballpoint pens. And not that a square pencil sharpener is necessarily required, a set of Moleskine rectangular pencils comes with just that. If you love your Moleskine notebooks, you'll be itching to get yourself this cute utensil collection.