They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Accordingly, making the first comfortable marks with a good pen is an irreplaceable feeling to many – the initial steps toward creating something beautiful. Alexandre Chappel might know this better than anyone, as he guides viewers through the process of making his own pen in the above video. Here we find an assortment of brass, steel and aluminum parts forged together to create the perfect writing instrument. Something about this video makes your average supplies store pen pale in comparison, and is sure to stir the creative juices within all of us.