WEEHAWKEN, NJ—Family members confirmed Monday that Weehawken father of three Ken Irvine wakes up every morning prepared to die in order to defend his favorite pen from those who would wrest it from him. "He never lets it out of his sight," said Irvine's daughter Dana, adding that the one time her father let her borrow his pen he kept his eyes trained on it like a sniper. "Sometimes he'll even pretend he doesn't have it with him, even though you can totally see it right there in his breast pocket." The last time Irvine lost track of his pen was when he left it at a bank in 2003, at which point he bought a new pen.