Peg and Awl Sendak


It's been a while since I've done a pen case review, so I thought I'd share one I've been using lately. The Sendak is made by Peg and Awl, I have the truffle waxed duck canvas with brown leather version. 

Peg and Awl is a family-run company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They collect pre-owned and vintage materials and re-work them into new items. I love that they focus on recycling. I have their medium waxed canvas pouch as well, and use it daily. Let's take a look at the Sendak.


When closed, the case measures 7 3/4" x 6 3/4". The Sendak is one of those items that just gets better and nicely worn-in with time. The materials are very durable.

On the front is a leather label, secured with brass rivulets, with the Peg and Awl logo. It's a bit stiff for me, but I think it will relax with time.


When you open the case, there is a flap covering the inside to protect its contents. 


This case is actually quite large (21" x 10 3/4") when opened, and fits quite a bit.


On the top, there are two large pockets, each 6 1/4" long, and 7 1/2" deep. In the left pocket I currently have three envelopes, an address template, and some stamps. On the right is a Rhodia notebook. The notebook fits, but it is a bit snug. A narrower notebook would fit a little bit better.


On the left is a zipper pocket, 3 1/8" x 7 1/8", which currently holds a pencil sharpener and an eraser. The zipper is sturdy and smooth.


In the left back pockets (there are two), I have two Posca markers and some DIY post-it-notes. The first pocket is 2 5/8" wide, and the second is 4 1/4". 


In the right back pockets I have a Faber-Castell PITT marker, two Mildliner highlighters, a Pen-touch marker, and a Sharpie.


There are 16 divided pockets, each about 7/8" wide. Right now the left pockets hold a Baron Fig Brass Squire, a Pilot Evolt, 3 Pilot G-2's, a Pilot Juice and a Papermate Inkjoy Gel. 


The right divided pockets currently hold 2 Steadtler Triplus Fineliners, a Faber-Castell Old Gold pencil, a Tombow Mono 100 Pencil, and four different Blackwing pencils. I currently use this case to hold my non-fountain pens, but some fountain pens that will fit in the divided pockets are: Lamy 2000, Lamy Safari, and Pilot Vanishing Points. Pelikan M400 and 600's fit fine, but 800's barely fit-it's snug.


I really like this case. It holds a lot and is very durable. Give it a try, you might love it.

Disclaimer: I purchased this case myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.