Hawbuck is a little project I cooked up by accident. I needed a better wallet and couldn’t find what I wanted. I'm an industrial designer, so I figured I'd tackle the problem. Also, I have too many sewing machines in my workshop. Making and selling some things helps justify their existence.
The biggest reason for doing this is I'm proud of the design and want it to get out there.
As far as I can tell, "hawbuck" means something between "vagabond" and "bumpkin", which works for me. It's an old word---"hawbuck" is potentially the root of the word "hobo" which is kind of cool. Now, some people will tell you that “Ho-Bo” was short for “Homeward Bound” post-war, but tell them no, “Hawbuck.”