I can’t say that I’ve ever broken a Sharpie marker. Sure, they’re made of plastic, but they’re still crazy-durable. But there’s something oh so unglamorous about carrying around a plain-Jane Sharpie marker – it could definitely use some pizzazz.
Did you know that Sharpie offers a stainless steel permanent marker? I sure didn’t. It features a fine point tip, and accepts refillable ink cartridges. Great news, right?! Not exactly.
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Sharpie’s stainless steel markers require special screw-in refills that cost $1.60 a pop. You might be able to find these in-stores, but maybe not. If Sharpie designed this stainless steel enclosure to lock-down standard Sharpie marker bodies, I would be all over it. But as it stands, it looks like you can only easily get fine-tip black-colored refills.
James C says
My first thought, looking at the picture, was that they just stuck a regular Sharpie in a stainless steel enclosure. Seems like a good idea to me…
Seems like a good idea, I’d buy one. I’m just not too crazy about the refill price of $1.60. While that isn’t much, I can buy 2 normal sharpies for the price of one refill. Give us 2 or 3 refills for same price as one and you got a deal. I like that the refill also replaces the felt tip and not just the ink.