Northwoods Harrison Bay

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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Northwoods Harrison Bay

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:11 pm

I just received notification from KSF that a new Northwoods, the Harrison Bay, will be released Oct. 4, 2018 at 4 pm Eastern time.
It is a 3" regular jack. Blade is a spear point with some rough black left towards spine and stamped "Northwoods". Handle choices look ordinary. There could be a kudu bone ?
I would say it is now fair to see Northwoods as another well made GEC. The earlier Northwoods were also well made GEC knives but the patterns were more interesting and the handle materials more special such as mammoth and giraffe bone.
No doubt there will be a scramble (of sheep ?) at 4 pm Oct. 4th at the KSF Northwoods page. I don't mind because i don't think i will try this time.
I don't want another small jack with a spear point blade. GEC has made a lot of these in last few months: # 14 at 3" size and # 15 at 3 1/2".
Northwoods is sinking.
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Re: Northwoods Harrison Bay

Post by Railsplitter » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:17 pm

I'll be sitting it out but they look OK.
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Re: Northwoods Harrison Bay

Post by biglmbass » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:54 pm

The smallish 14 pattern just doesn't move me, but otherwise it's a fine knife. I too will skip the mad dash for these.

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Re: Northwoods Harrison Bay

Post by FarSide » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:33 pm

Yeah, I will be sitting out as well. I am however surprised that there is a Jigged Bone. It's been a while since we have seen anything jigged.

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Re: Northwoods Harrison Bay

Post by singin46 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:48 pm

I’ll be sitting out as well, they look a bit strange to me. Too much of a good thing really. Barehead would’ve been a better idea on these.
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Re: Northwoods Harrison Bay

Post by gsmith7158 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:47 pm

The jigged bone doesn't look bad! I'll be interested to see the prices. These knives are so small it wouldn't hurt my feelings if I didn't get one.
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Re: Northwoods Harrison Bay

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:20 pm

Interesting that the jigged bone knife looks better and blade wider in the picture above compared with the group picture.
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Re: Northwoods Harrison Bay

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:41 pm

I forgot about this and then checked to Northwoods page at about 1730 hrs Eastern time and there were no Northwoods knives for sale.
GEC must be making Case jealous as all heck: make a plain knife (not even a threaded bolster) and sell 100% of inventory in 10 minutes. Online cocaine wouldn't sell any faster.
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Re: Northwoods Harrison Bay

Post by gsmith7158 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:06 pm

These lasted a bit longer than the last two. 17 minutes by my count.
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Re: Northwoods Harrison Bay

Post by singin46 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:11 pm

Well I guessed they would last about that long. My guess was around 20 minutes.
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Re: Northwoods Harrison Bay

Post by gsmith7158 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:08 am

I missed out on the red jig bone but I did pick up a kudu bone and an orange curacao micarta.
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Re: Northwoods Harrison Bay

Post by robbobus » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:29 am

I picked up a red jigged bone. The red jigged and denim micarta were gone before the 3 minute mark. I was a little surprised at the $200 tag on the kudo bone. Doesn't seem like a $60 or $70 premium to me. They are beautiful tho.

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Re: Northwoods Harrison Bay

Post by gsmith7158 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:33 am

robbobus wrote:I picked up a red jigged bone. The red jigged and denim micarta were gone before the 3 minute mark. I was a little surprised at the $200 tag on the kudo bone. Doesn't seem like a $60 or $70 premium to me. They are beautiful tho.
robbobus I was more excited about the spear point than any of the handle materials. That bohncliffe was getting a bit tiresome. :D
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Re: Northwoods Harrison Bay

Post by RalphAlsip » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:44 am

I didn’t participate this time around. I already see listings on eBay starting at $375 the same day as Northwoods released them. This greed driven behavior probably shouldn’t irritate me, but it does.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2477355954

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Re: Northwoods Harrison Bay

Post by gsmith7158 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:32 am

RalphAlsip wrote:I didn’t participate this time around. I already see listings on eBay starting at $375 the same day as Northwoods released them. This greed driven behavior probably shouldn’t irritate me, but it does.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2477355954
I agree Jerry. I had a slight hiccup in my first attempt and by the time I got that corrected all of the red jig and denim micarta were gone which is what I was targeting. I noticed there was a limit of one handle material per household on this run .Has that been there before? Nevertheless it quite irritating to see people who are only concerned with profit securing knives that they care little about.
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