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All Black Waxed Canvas Tote with Reclaimed Strap

Rated 5.0 stars
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$320.00 - $400.00

Please note:
We are always searching for leather for this bag! When we are able to make more we will announce through an email blast and on Instagram @pegandawl

Until then, we have a new All Black Tote coming soon and will share the link here:


We love scavenger hunts and the uncovering of obscure, lost souls. (Object’s souls, of course.) The first All Black Tote was the result of a magical discovery - a really special antique black gunsling. This little wonder inspired the first, black and white lined, black zippered, black leathered tote!

Since the first, there has been great interest surrounding this little dear. We scour and search in places that we scour and search, and at times are able to uncover more. As a result, we just finished a batch of these goodies - a small batch - mind you. 

The general construct is the same as our classic tote, but here are the details that make it different:

1. The shoulder strap is a very thick black gun sling from WWII, in the case of this batch, with a lot of metal details along the strap - shown in photographs. 
2. Closure and handles are also made from black (soft and fantastic!) antique gunslings. 
3. Black and White fabric lining the inside pocket. 


Regular description follows:

Waxed canvas originated in the sailing industry in Scotland in the 1920s and became widely used in sportswear and apparel because of its waterproofing abilities and superb durability. The Waxed Canvas Tote from Peg and Awl boasts the permanence of this wonder-material while also incorporating vintage fabric lined-pockets, reclaimed leather straps and closures (from antique WWII gun slings) brass rivets and Sam Browne buttons. This is the holy grail in unisex carryall totes, practical and perfect in every way. This tote was built to endure. Load it up, bring it everywhere.

The adjustable shoulder strap is made from antique leather. It is detachable and measures 45 inches for a range of about 43 inches to 35 inches. There is a large external pocket and several internal pockets. The internal pockets include two 5.5 inch pockets, two pen/pencil pockets and one 2 inch pocket. 

- 15 oz. waxed duck canvas (19 oz. with wax)
- Adjustable and detachable reclaimed leather strap
- Leather handles and strap from deadstock to well-worn WWII gunsling
- Vintage fabric pocket lining varies from bag to bag
- Brass rivets and button studs
- Fits up to an 13″ laptop, 15″ for the large
- 1 large exterior, 5 interior pockets
- Minimally packaged with a letterpressed tag and string
- Available with a vintage zipper upgrade*
- Handmade in Philadelphia, PA USA


Inches: 10.5″ tall by 16″ wide (top), 12″ wide (bottom) by 6″ deep
Metric: 26.5 cm by 40.6 cm wide (top), 30.5 cm wide (bottom) by 15.2 cm deep

Shoulder Strap:
Inches: Approximately 45″ long; 17″ shoulder drop
Metric: Approximately 114 cm long; 43 cm shoulder drop

Inches: Approximately 10″ long; 4″ handle drop
Metric: Approximately 25.4 cm long; 10 cm handle drop

Exterior Pocket:
Inches: 16″ wide by 7.5″ tall
Metric: 40.64 cm wide by 19.1 cm tall

Interior Pockets:
Inches: Two 5.5″ wide by 7″ tall; One 2″ wide by 7″ tall; Two pen/pencil sized
Metric: Two 14 cm wide by 17.8 cm tall; One 5.1 cm wide by 17.8 cm tall; Two pen/pencil sized

Inches: 14″ tall by 6.5″ deep by 20″ wide (top) by 15″ wide (bottom)
Metric: 35.5 cm by 16.5 cm deep by 51 cm wide (top) by 38 cm wide (bottom)

Shoulder Strap:
Inches: Approximately 45″ long; 17″ shoulder drop; 4″ handle drop
Metric: Approximately 114 cm long; 43 cm shoulder drop; 10 cm handle drop

Inches: Approximately 10.5″ long; 4″ handle drop
Metric: Approximately 26.7 cm long; 10 cm handle drop

External Pocket:
Inches: 20″ wide by 10″ tall
Metric: 50.8 cm wide by 25.4 cm tall

Internal Pockets:
Inches: Two 7″ wide by 8.75″ tall pockets; One 3″ wide by 8.75″ tall pocket; Two pen/pencil pockets
Metric: Two 17.78 wide cm by 22.2 cm pockets; One 7.62 cm wide by 22.2 cm pocket; Two pen/pencil pockets

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  • KL
    Kg L.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    5 years ago
    Waxing Elegant

    I am thrilled to finally be able to say what a wonderful shoppe this is, what wonderful products they have and, lastly, what a wonderful bag.

    I am old. This bag makes me look young. I am non-trendy. This bag makes me trendy. I am short this bag makes me look tall . . . wait! that is waxing too elegant! I do love this bag and its creators. Lucky Me!

  • KH
    Karina h.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    5 years ago
    All Black Waxed Canvas Tote

    All Black Waxed Canvas Tote

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