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It's a little on the...
March 6, 2014
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It's a little on the large side compared to my plan mechanical pencil - not surprising given the fact that it carries three writing instruments. Not so big to be uncomfortable to write with. The switching mechanism feels really nice.

It looks nice. But not so nice as the pictures indicate. It appears that the color is painted on (a nice paintjob, though) instead of annodized. The redness is not nearly as vibrant as the photos. I'd say there's a tad more orange coming through with the real pen and the color is less saturated overall.

A really nice pen but I'm questioning its value compared to the cost. I would have preferred a nicer finish.
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Great pen. You's will...
September 18, 2012
Verified Purchase
Great pen. You's will definitely get a lot of 'oooosss' and 'ahhs' when you pull this pen out. That is, until you actually tell them how much you paid for it :D

My main problem with this pricey pen is that the red paint started to rub off exposing the solid metal barrel underneath. For the price, i would prefer that a better coating be used.

Pros: highly stylish and odds are no one will have seen one of these when you pull it out.

Cons: paint rubs off after normal use, the barrel was a little too thick for my liking making prolonged use difficult, the pen barrels can diminish quickly making replacements a necessary evil for those people who'll use this as a daily user

with all that said, if you're looking for something flashy, you can't do much better than this

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Of all of the Zebra Sharbo...
November 21, 2012
Verified Purchase
Of all of the Zebra Sharbo pens in my collection the AL5 is the model I like the least.

It's still a nice pen, but compared to the other Sharbos, it feels a lot cheaper. There's this feeling that this pen is kind of hollow - hard to explain. It's not as tightly packed like the LT3 line, for instance and the body feels too light.

I do like the color a lot. Wish I could get a LT3 in Carmine Red...
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