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Zebra Sharbo SB-S Multi-pen

Zebra Sharbo SB-S

The Sharbo SB-S is Zebra’s steel multi-pen from from the late 1970s into the 1980s. It’s a 1+1 (pen and a pencil) with a twist selection mechanism — turn left for a pen and right for a pencil.

The Sharbo line from this era is known for it’s intricate grid pattern etched into the steel body (sometimes called a lattice pattern). Then pen also has lacquer work on the clip and around the cap, which is a nice touch and sometimes no manufacturers do today.

Zebra Sharbo SB-S Grid
Zebra Sharbo SB-S Grid (Lattice) Pattern

The SB-S uses a 0.5mm mechanical pencil and a D1 sized ballpoint refill.

The SB-S was sold in the grid pattern pictured here, but also in a smooth, matte steel finish.

Zebra Sharbo SB-S Multi-pen Information

Street Price Check Price
Manufacturer Zebra
Pen Type Multi-pen
Barrel Color Silver
Barrel Material Steel
Body Diameter
Grip Color Silver
Grip Material Steel
Grip Diameter 8.5 mm
Country of Origin Germany
Still Sold Yes
Release Year1977
Similar To
Capped? Retractable?Retractable
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)13.3 cm
Weight (g)23.4 g
Writing Sizes0.5 mm