Unless you're an artist or recreational sketcher, you likely see the pencil as somewhat of an antiquity - that thing in the pen cup with the broken point and half-missing/chewed eraser that is useless to you, but for some reason you don't chuck it out year after year.
Sentiments from childhood? Not ready to turn your back completely on the 'old ways' in favour of embracing the stylus? If you want to keep the graphite alive, you may like these sculptures made from the pencil lead in castings of calla lilies, pea pods, spindle shells, asparagus, oak leaf, and hands, among other things. And yes, you can draw with them.
San Francisco artist Agelio Batle offers three collections of the practical sculptures including a limited edition range that features a double-ended finger. (Not so sure I could hold it, I find it hard to even look at it. So, calla lily it is, then.)