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Excellent multi-pen....
December 26, 2010
Excellent multi-pen. My favorite and quite possibly the most beautiful and durable of the Zebra Sharbo X line. The inner turning mechanism and inner parts of the cap are metal not plastic, unlike some Sharbo X models (like AL5 or TS10).

Some remarks:
The clip has a spring in it, but you must 'raise' the clip from the bottom, not by the top like a conventional spring-loaded clip (the 'premium' TS10 line can however).

The thin, shiny black upper trim of the barrel (right above the carbon fiber part and below the "Sharbo X" white printing) can peel if there is a collision with a hard surface, so exercise some care if you want to avoid this.

The carbon fiber wraps around the barrel made of aluminum; it's not the main constituent. If you look inside the barrel, there is shiny aluminum, not carbon fiber, so you cannot take advantage of carbon fiber's lightweight properties.

This pen will accommodate other D1-sized refills, not just the Sharbo X refills. I've loaded this pen with Space Pen SU series refills. Lamy M21 refills will work too.
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I have both CB8 pens....
August 10, 2015
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I have both CB8 pens. Love them. No issue with "off" being between hash marks. I use uni jetstream refills and zebra emulsion
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The CB8 Series are probably...
December 16, 2014
The CB8 Series are probably the best looking, best constructed, most sexy, and just plain awesome multi-pen. I bought one of each and use slightly different configurations in both. I absolutely love them.

Look, Feel, Function, Quality, & Options


Other Thoughts:
I am extremely pleased with my CB8 Sharbo X's. The massive options for compatible D1 refills is awesome. There is nothing more to consider if you should buy this multi-pen other than its price tag. To put the pen in "off" mode I switch it between pencil and a pen. At first It seemed odd there was no "off" mode but I have not had ANY issues using the in-between as a closed position.

On Zebra Sharbo Refills:
"Blue Black" refills are lighter than one would think and "Bordeaux" is pretty close to "blood red". I would recommend that anyone having issues with longevity to try oil based and/or finer points. I have gel in my Grey CB8 and Oil in my Silver CB8. I have some emulsion refills coming soon from Jetpens, but I cannot comment on them until they arrive.

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This is amazing. I have...
October 15, 2010
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This is amazing. I have had a multi pen before, and I thought it was kind of junky, and clumbsy. This thing is just the opposite. Very smooth interface, no rattling in the case, and the cartridges fit the outlet hole perfectly, so no play in the writing at all. It has just the right amount of weight to it, not too cheap/light feeling, but not so heavy that it will make you tired. Only 2 minor complaints, the eraser is hard to get to, because you have to unscrew a cap, secondly, the lead has to be put into the tube before installing the pencil cartridge, so you have to open the case to put more lead in, but just minor, if you keep 5-10 pieces inside the tube.
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Great pen, hands down...
July 19, 2016
Great pen, hands down my favorite multi pen. But the fit and finish don't quite fit the price tag. The top and bottom pieces of the barrel are not the same shade of black. Seems to me that the top is aluminum and the bottom is brass, so one is painted black and the other is anodized. In function though it is a great pen, mine was a gift so I was not out the $130. It is still unclear if this is real carbon fiber or a sticker, I have plenty of carbon fiber items and none of them have this texture.
Real nice multipen. Has...
November 21, 2012
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Real nice multipen. Has a nice weight to it, but feels kind of big in my hand. It's diameter is a little larger than that of the LT3s, which are my favorites.

I like the finish but don't particularly care about the carbon fiber grip. Not even sure if it is real carbon fiber.

Anyways, being on the expensive side, if you're tight on money, prefer the LT3 family: they're smaller, tighter pens and a lot less expensive than this model.
holy smokes.... this...
October 2, 2011
holy smokes.... this pen is EXPENSIVE! looks cool do
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