| Received the Zebra Sharbo...
, August 21, 2013
Received the Zebra Sharbo X LT3 pen today, black colour. Appealing packaging,
pen is attractive in person and has “quality” feel (well finished, operates
smoothly). Zebra gel pen inserts I ordered write very smoothly despite small
tip size (0.5mm) and pencil works well (0.7mm). No English language instructions
but is simple to load inserts; just remember to push the pen ones all the way in
or the twist change mechanism won’t work.
Value for money? Well for me it’s a small luxury and as such I do find it
value for money but understand that the same functionality could probably be had
for less in some more mainstream products. The only criticism I would make of
the product is that the polished chrome clip seems visually out of place on the
satin black pen body, would have preferred at least a satin chrome or ideally
matching black clip.
Ordering process was smooth, timely shipping updates and arrived in Canada 6
days after ordering with no additional charges (2 of those days were weekend).
| I waited quite a bit...
, May 6, 2013
I waited quite a bit before writing this review because I wanted to see how well
this pen performed after several months of use. All of the other reviews I found
often spoke about the immediate days. And for such an expensive pen, I felt it
was sort of a shame no one talked about it on the long run. Well, I ordered this
pen back in February and I must say I am impressed.
At first, I took care of this pen with my life. I had never spent nearly 50$ on
a pen before. But, the pen's metallic body holds quite a bit. After the first
month, the pen suffered its first drop, damaging the paint job, leaving it with
a terrible scar on the cap. Yet, it lived on. As time went on, I dropped it more
often and I became careless with it. It went from a novelty pen to a warrior and
it has yet to let me down. The pen takes the beating. Sure, the paint job does
get scratched easily, making it look a little ugly, but the functionality makes
up for it. The only aspect I want to negatively criticize is the clip. The thing
doesn't hold up too well. After just two weeks, it began to feel loose, which
makes me not pin it on my shirt as I usually do.
Moreover, this pen accepts all the universal D1 refills and not just the Zebra
ones (although those work great). I primarily use the Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.4 D1
refill, which you can conveniently buy here. They do fit a little loose,
depending on the brand, but they don't seem to fall out.
If you buy this pen, you will not regret it.
| My executive multipen,...
, April 28, 2013
My executive multipen, the gel inks doesn't last long because their cartridges
are very short, the mechanism for switching from one component to the other is
soft (no clicking) and precise, but as others have said, there isn't a position
where the point is retracted completely, only between positions. Then pen is a
bit heavy and short but acceptable for medium writing sessions or sporadic note
| I have a small collection...
, November 21, 2012
I have a small collection of the Zebra Sharbo pens and the LT3 is my favorite,
for sure. They are versatile multifunction pens which have superb build quality.
The metal body feels durable and the pens' size and weight feel great when
The Black LT3 is very cool and looks badass in the hand. It's finish is kind of
shiny, metallic. Don't be expecting a matte finish. If that's what you're
looking for, check out the gray model instead.
I like using the 0.5mm pencil and gel pens, specially the blue and orange ones.
I have a couple of other multipens, but the Zebra Sharbo LT3 is by far the best
one I know. Highly recommend this model!
| I love this pen even...
, October 26, 2011
I love this pen even though I mainly use it as a pencil. If you plan on taking
a lot of notes with it, i'd suggest using the pencil part of it. It'll save you
a lot of money in the long run. If not, i recommend stocking up on a lot of
ink. I went through my black ink in just under 2 weeks.