Post your Favorite Northwoods Knife

The Northwoods Knife brand name originated in Gladstone, Michigan when a man named Dave Shirley adopted it as his knife company's name in 2004. Dave was well known for collaborating with popular knife companies to have knives made to his specifications for resale well before 2004 & beyond. KnivesShipFree bought Northwoods from Dave & has continued to team up with respected makers to produce knives marked with the Northwoods brand name.
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Re: Post your Favorite Northwoods Knife

Postby doglegg » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:34 pm

Don't know why you sold it either Roland but very appreciative that you did. Of my few knives this is the crown jewel. Thanks again. ::nod:: ::nod::

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Re: Post your Favorite Northwoods Knife

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:59 pm

So I have three and this is the last one and probably the literal last one. This one disappointed me. Don't get me wrong, I like the knife. It's the blade finish that I fell head over heels for when they first started coming out that disappointed me. I expected more of a rustic "forged look" but in hand, it's very under-whelming. Looks faked. For me, it kinda ruins an otherwise excellent knife. Oh well. Live and learn. I'm not going to pitch it out with the trash or kick it out of my pile.
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Re: Post your Favorite Northwoods Knife

Postby Quick Steel » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:14 pm

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Postby kootenay joe » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:43 pm

Jerry, from your picture i do not get any 'faked' impression. The blade has crisp sharp lines and looks attractive and quite 'capable'.
Is it the standard 'Bohncliffe' ? or is tip end more elongated ?
And Q.S.: Burnside Jack ? Can you maybe get a better picture ? One in which the blade is not blue. The picture has The Blues.
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Re: Post your Favorite Northwoods Knife

Postby RalphAlsip » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:06 pm

This is a Dave Shirley era Northwoods. It is a Queen Mountain Man knife with Northwoods Branding. It is a handful of a knife at 4 1/2 inches with substantial sambar stag scales.
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Re: Post your Favorite Northwoods Knife

Postby kennedy knives » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:47 pm

RalphAlsip wrote:This is a Dave Shirley era Northwoods. It is a Queen Mountain Man knife with Northwoods Branding. It is a handful of a knife at 4 1/2 inches with substantial sambar stag scales.

Now that's a nice Northwoods ::tu::

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Re: Post your Favorite Northwoods Knife

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:26 pm

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Re: Post your Favorite Northwoods Knife

Postby tughillbrookie » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:48 pm

Here's a shot of my two 'users'. In the background is my Madison Barlow in natural linen micarta and in the foreground is my every day carry Harrison Bay in denim micarta. Some may think it sacrilegious to use these fine Northwoods, but I get satisfaction out of cutting with them. I'm still learning how to freehand sharpen them..would probably be much easier with a blade like the Fremont.
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Re: Post your Favorite Northwoods Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:43 pm

I think it is great that you are using your Northwoods knives. They were made to be used. If no one used them the knife maker could get away with thickly ground and dull blades on a pretty knife. Guys like you help keep the standards up.
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Re: Post your Favorite Northwoods Knife

Postby RalphAlsip » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:32 pm

kootenay joe wrote:I think it is great that you are using your Northwoods knives. They were made to be used. If no one used them the knife maker could get away with thickly ground and dull blades on a pretty knife. Guys like you help keep the standards up.

I agree. ::tu:: Here is a Northwoods Norfolk pen knife that I carry. Obviously, it sees only light duty since it is a small knife.
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Re: Post your Favorite Northwoods Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:13 pm

The Norfolk is such an elegant pattern. Are the handles mammoth ?
The Case/Bose Collab. Norfolk pen knife is also a very fine knife that is well worth picking up if you ever see one available.
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Re: Post your Favorite Northwoods Knife

Postby RalphAlsip » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:13 am

kootenay joe wrote:The Norfolk is such an elegant pattern. Are the handles mammoth ?
The Case/Bose Collab. Norfolk pen knife is also a very fine knife that is well worth picking up if you ever see one available.
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The handles are smooth bone - wish they were mammoth, but then it probably would not see any pocket time. I like the Case/Bose knives, however I'm a bargain hunter for them so I almost never find one.

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Re: Post your Favorite Northwoods Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:22 am

I am not a fan of the Case-Bose collabs but the Norfolk is a bargain at full price. Mine is ebony. The jigged bone ones are even 'smarter' looking. Mine is such a fine knife and from what i read at the time they all came out 'just right'.
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Re: Post your Favorite Northwoods Knife

Postby Ivoryman » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:38 am

dweb1897 wrote:If you own one or a bunch, post a pic of your favorite. I'm not all that familiar with the models so how about including that info as well. ::tu::

If I was going to call a knife sexy, this would be the one.
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Great one, PM me if you still have it and want to let it go. I grew up there in the Willamette Valley. Great pattern and bone. Thanks.
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Re: Post your Favorite Northwoods Knife

Postby Ivoryman » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:02 am

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