Born and raised in the Los Angeles county, I grew up heavily influenced by music, arts & media and a strong love for the outdoors. In 2009 I attended college in Hollywood CA, learning to design and hand craft electric guitars.  I found my true passion, crafting and building with my bare hands.

Dark Water Classic sort of happened overnight.  I started working with leather because I wanted a new wallet but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for.  I wanted something different than what I found on every single website.  Simple, convenient, comfortable & actually made of genuine leather.

 With the design of the Nomad Wallet, I launched DWC in August of 2015 and have been building and growing my small business every day since, working 7 days a week.

Every item is hand cut piece by piece with a single blade. Hand stitched with two needles and industrial grade waxed thread.  Beveled, burnished and sealed to last. 100% by hand, in sunny California, USA.