Dave Shirley Northwoods

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: Dave Shirley Northwoods - Patterns and Pics

Post by Railsplitter » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:56 pm

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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods - Patterns and Pics

Post by MITCH RAPP » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:20 pm

8) Hey I can add some of my Dave Shirley's Northwoods to this thread ::tu::
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods - Patterns and Pics

Post by Railsplitter » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:52 pm

Thanks Mitch!

Here's a good pic of all four of the handle materials offered on the Railsplitter Moose.
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods - Patterns and Pics

Post by edge213 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:43 am

Wow Mitch, those are amazing!!!
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods - Patterns and Pics

Post by kennedy knives » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:26 am

Here's a Fixed Blade to add.
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods - Patterns and Pics

Post by kootenay joe » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:52 pm

Wow. This is great for viewing and as an archive of D.S.Northwoods. Thanks Rick, Mitch & Kennedy.
Anyone know how many different patterns Dave Shirley used in his Northwoods line ?
And how many handle materials ? I know of D.S. Northwoods with elephant ivory, mammoth, Stag, jigged bone. Are there more ?
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods - Patterns and Pics

Post by MITCH RAPP » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:10 pm

8) I forgot to add these to this Thread. Dave Shirley also produced a Northwoods Scagel line of Knives that were Pretty Cool! ::tu::
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods - Patterns and Pics

Post by kootenay joe » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:28 pm

Mitch you are Mr. Scagel Northwoods. Wow, what a great collection of these knives you have.
Are you able to list all of the Scagel patterns that Dave Shirley had made ? I am trying to get this thread to be an authorative source for information about Dave Shirley Northwoods & Scagel knives.
Did D.S. consider the Scagels as part of his Northwoods knives ? He used the same shield but "Northwoods" is not marked on the Scagel knives.
I had a large single blade Scagel Jack which i carried & used. I regret selling it and now these Scagel folders are hard to find.
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods - Patterns and Pics

Post by MITCH RAPP » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:40 pm

8) KJ, Don't have a complete list of DS Patterns. Back in the day, I would buy Dave's knives by phone and later online when he had a model available. As far as his Scagel reproductions, they were always called Northwoods Scagel Knives, so I consider them Northwoods as well! :D
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods - Patterns and Pics

Post by Railsplitter » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:31 pm

Thanks for posting those Mitch! They are beautiful!

Here's a couple more Scagels.

Regular Jack
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods - Patterns and Pics

Post by MITCH RAPP » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:15 pm

8) Rick, Very Nice! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods - Patterns and Pics

Post by kootenay joe » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:21 pm

"they were always called Northwoods Scagel Knives"
Thanks Mitch. So Scagel knives are correctly being shown here in the Dave Shirley Northwoods thead.
I had one of the Scagel fixed blades, antler handle and a thin upswept blade. Again, wish i had held onto it.
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods - Patterns and Pics

Post by kennedy knives » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:42 am

Here some I think you have a couple of these already on here
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods - Patterns and Pics

Post by kennedy knives » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:51 am

What year did the Northwoods line start ? The one's I have posted I believe I got them in 2007 .

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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods - Patterns and Pics

Post by Railsplitter » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:01 am

Awesome KK. Thanks!
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