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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
Grip Color Silver
Grip Material Steel
Grip Diameter (mm)8.5 mm
Country of Origin Germany
MSRP $45
Still Sold Yes
Release Year1977
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Capped? Retractable?Retractable
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)13.3
Weight (g)23.4 g
Writing Sizes0.5 mm