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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
  An attractive small case,..., January 25, 2014
By c.w...
An attractive small case, with emphasis on the small. Be aware that this was designed as a case for reading glasses (like another reviewer says, it comes with instructions for moleskine's reading glasses), and so is sized for reading glasses. Moleskine does market it as suitable for carrying pens and pencils, but that is not entirely true.

It is SHORT. JetPens has the length as 15 cm, useable interior length is probably about 14.7 cm. That makes the case just barely pen/pencil length, which means some fit and some don't. To give you an idea: Like others have said, new wooden pencils will be too long. A standard stick ballpoint pen with a cap is too long. Stabilo pens are way too long. A standard BIC mechanical pencil with an eraser won't fit unless you push down the top (like you're clicking for more lead), which puts stress on the ends of the case, which I really don't think the case can handle. A few of the pens I tried touch at both ends, and I think having several pens that long in there would put too much stress on it over time.

The back side (the side with the lid) isn't glued on or anything. It sits firmly against the case, but if you put a little pressure on it it comes away a bit. This sounds weirder than it is. I do wish it was sturdier but I expect it to hold up ok, as long as I don't put stress on the ends... So I won't be carrying any pens that touch on both sides. Pay attention to how long your favorite pens and pencils are before you buy, and don't expect to be able to cram almost-fitting things in.

All that being said, I'm fairly happy with the case. I bought it primarily because I wanted something to carry my rotring 600 in to protect the tip. The tip sits only a few mm from the end, which is really kind of nice because it won't be banging around much. I wanted something small to only carry my every day note-taking kit: the pencil, a few erasers, lead, and a red stabilo fineliner. I'm pretty disappointed that I can't fit the stabilo, but at least the pencil's tip is protected.

One last thing: the case arrived with two scuffed corners—the black had been scuffed away to show white fabric underneath. They were small spots, so instead of bothering with a return I just colored it in with a black marker. It's no longer noticeable unless you're looking, but does not bode well for its durability in a backpack.
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
  This case is well made..., September 8, 2012
By sal...
This case is well made and has that "decent" feeling of a moleskine notebook. But it's just super small. It fits one lamy safari fountain pen, and two moleskine roller pens...that's pretty much it. I hope the outside surface won't get scratched if I throw it in my backpack... one weird thing is I got a instruction manual coming with this for moleskine reading glasses??
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
  I was looking for a rigid,..., June 24, 2012
By dca...
I was looking for a rigid, nonleather pen case for a good, expensive Pelikan. I found this one after almost giving up that such a critter could be found. It fits the Pelikan 600 series pens and is nicely lined to prevent scratching. I have been throwning it in my backpack for several weeks and am very happy with how it is holding up. I'd definitely buy this item again.
  It's good, just don't..., November 11, 2013
By Fak...
It's good, just don't put too much stuff in it as the ends may start bending out, keep in mind how long it is. It's just a bit under 15cm which means Microns fit and so does my Graphgear500 but Copic Sketch markers do not. Also as pointed out before, wood pencils wont fit if they are new.

I've had mine now almost a year and it's held up well, there are some dents and scratches, but it's not falling apart yet and I'm relatively brutal with it.
  A very compatible pencil..., August 1, 2013
A very compatible pencil case if u want a slik and compact style. I have brought one and had it for 2weeks now, it can carry a lot of pencils 8 was my mix. I carry 3 pentel graphgear500 drafting pencils, faber castel tk600 clutch pencil, Ohto fountain pen, lamy fountain pen, tuff stuff handle eraser, and a stedtler retangle eraser. I was very surprised it was able to carry all those items as my everyday carry. But take to consideration the size of the pencils eraser and such your thinking of putting to this case. Out of all I would rate this case a well done 10/10
1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
  Great looking, very well..., December 26, 2012
By ann...
Great looking, very well made, beautiful item, but too small to hold pencils.
You'll be able to fit a couple of fountain pens (maybe) but pencils are too long to fit.
2 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
  This case is perfect..., July 31, 2012
This case is perfect for my ultimate uni essentials. I bought this as i wanted something small and sturdy that I could could take to uni. After be accustomed to the Dr. Ion super mega pencil case, it took me over 2 hours to decide what essentials were going in it! I use it for the following:
1 pentel multi 8
1 pilot spotliter 2
1 zebra tect 2way
1 papermate inkjoy
1 verbatim clip flash drive
1 kita-boshi pencil lead sharpener
I really like the velvety lining too. Fantastic sturdy, mini, light weight pencil case!