, 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
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
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